A message to our Family of Riders
As conditions with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolve, we want ti ensure you that our teams here at STREETBIKES COAST2COAST remains committed to safe rides and events while ensuring the health and well-being of those we serve, and or ride with.
Across the U.S., businesses, and families have been under #SafeAtHome or #ShelterInPlace orders from their prospective Governor due to the CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) Outbreak (Pandemic). It appears that infection rates are on the rise and are not showing signs of slowing down. As of Saturday night, at 11:59 pm March 28, the federal government has extended the safe at home guidelines thru April 30th.
Effective immediately, #STREETBIKES COAST2COAST (#SBC2C) has canceled all official rides/events until further notice. We are doing our part by shutting down gathering of people in one place, thereby complying with orders to minimize spread.
As individuals of course, we do recognize our ability to have electronic meetups, as long as we maintain our social distancing upon arrival at a given location. As we are all aware, we maintain 3-6 feet apart anyway while riding. So, although there will be no official #SBC2C group rides/events at this time, we encourage you to enjoy yourself, just please make sure you follow local COVID19 guidelines for riding. We truly look forward to many rides to come, which will be well worth it in due time.
How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns
ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AS THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO SPREAD.
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing MotoGP, and many other large events to be postponed/canceled, you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health/wind therapy, and how this could affect your riding.
Is it safe to ride outside?
Yes – as long as you’re one-up. When people congregate together and someone sneezes or coughs, droplets get onto objects that people touch, and then people touch their face. The best plan for riding right now is to go out and ride solo and enjoy the outdoors, in non-crowded areas. But if you must do group rides, do your meetups via cell or apps, and pre-plan everything there so not to have face-to-face ride planning at gas stations or other stops. And, try timing your rides for when you know your route will be less crowded.
Additionally, people might be afraid to ride outside in the colder weather for fear of illness, but that’s not true; there is no data that you will get sick from really any respiratory pathogen when riding in cold weather.
Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk riding activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay. Be sure you know what’s going on in your area and if there are any restrictions or mandatory self-quarantines. And, if you’re sick or at-risk of spreading the virus, you shouldn’t ride-out.
During a quarantine, it’s suggested that doing some exercise, while staying quarantined wherever you are to keep healthy—doing bodyweight exercises or riding virtually on your living room trainer are great ways to do this. Unless you’re sick.
“If you do have flu or coronavirus, or have a fever, sick people think wrongly they can ‘exercise the virus out of the system’ or ‘sweat it out,’ that’s a myth. It’s actually the opposite, so stay home, do right, get well, and we’ll ride together soon!!
Can you ride during a shelter-in-place mandate?
Effective March 19, many residents of various states were ordered to shelter in place until further notice, meaning everyone is to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible. However, as outlined in the directive first put in place in San Francisco, for example, most shelter-in-place mandates allow for people to go outside and engage in solo outdoor activity, such as riding, walking, and hiking, as long as people practice safe social distancing (stay six feet apart), do not gather in groups, and once again… do not go out if they are feeling sick.
Other states, including New York, New Jersey, and Illinois have statewide mandates, and other cities and counties, including San Miguel County in Colorado, Blaine County in Idaho, and Athens-Clarke County in Georgia have implemented similar measures.
Overall, be sure to check your local public health recommendations and the current health mandates in your area, found on your state and local government website before heading anywhere for a ride. (You can find a directory of state health departments here.)
Stay Safe at Home! And feel free to join us online as we will be re-living, re-posting, and enjoying virtual rides of the past through photos, and videos. Be sure to share your pics, share our page, and ‘RIDE with PASSION”