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Participation in group rides is voluntary, and carries risk. Other members, and people you may come in contact with during the event, can transmit COVID-19 to you even if they are asymptomatic. You assume the complete responsibility for any exposure to COVID-19 caused by your participation. When you register for a group ride, you will agree to release Grizzly Peak Cyclists from any liability related to communicable illnesses.

General Information

  • Group Rides are currently limited to GPC members only.
  • Maximum group size is 10 riders plus one or two leaders.
  • Riders must pre-register for the ride on the club website. There will be no sign-ups at the ride start.
  • Pre-registration includes agreeing to the release and agreeing to follow the Rider Responsibilities below.
  • The pre-registration list may be used for contact tracing in the event a rider subsequently becomes infected.
  • Riders must carry face coverings with them at all times.

Rider Responsibilities

  • If you have any potential symptoms of COVID-19, or you have recently been in contact with individuals known or suspected to have COVID-19, you must not attend the ride.
  • Avoid carpooling except with members of your household.
  • Maintain at least a six-foot physical distance from individuals not part of your household. Increase this separation when moving on the bike. No drafting.
  • You must have an easily accessible face covering with you.
  • Wear your face covering when not riding, including when the group meets before the ride, at regroups, and at the end of the ride. Also wear it (riding or not) whenever it seems like you might come within 6 feet of another individual (group member or not). Face masks don’t protect you from COVID-19; they protect others around you. The CDC has helpful information on effective face coverings.
  • Do not share equipment, tools, food, or water with other riders, except members of your household.
  • We recommend that you carry hand sanitizer with you and apply it frequently.
  • If you are unfamiliar with the planned route, print your own map or cue sheet. Printed materials will not be handed out by the ride leader.
  • Abide by other rules that may be in effect in the county in which you are riding. In particular, Alameda county requires face coverings within 30 feet of another person, and San Francisco county requires face coverings at all times.
  • After the ride, if you have concerns about safety and the procedures that were followed, contact Ride Coordinator.

Leader Information

  • You must enable pre-registration for your ride, make it mandatory, and set a rider limit of 10 or fewer.
  • Use the pre-registration list to take attendance, but do not pass it around for signatures.
  • Keep the pre-ride meeting brief, and make sure everyone is wearing a mask and is appropriately distanced.
  • Do your best to enforce the rules and keep riders safe. Consider having a co-leader so you can keep watch on more participants at once.
  • Notify Ride Coordinator if you have problems or suggestions for improving our protocol.