Please note: As of 2/9/21 - Austin-Travis County is in Stage 4 of its COVID-19 response stages. Group size recommendations have been updated accordingly.
WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND RIDE!
HOW IT WORKS:
Every week we will share a day and a route. Riders will self-organize small groups to tackle the route at their own risk. We will not share a starting time or gathering location - that is up to you!
Some weeks we will also share a challenge segment on the route. Set your best time and share your result on the Violet Crown Facebook Group.
You are riding during a global pandemic. Riders should take steps to mitigate the risk of disease transmission on the ride. We currently recommend you ride in groups of 4 or less and no more than 10 riders. Our recommendations are based on guidance from Austin Public Health and the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Austin is currently in Stage 5 of their COVID-19 response measures. By emergency order of Gov. Abbot, adults engaging in outdoor exercise within 6 ft of someone who does not live in the same household must wear a mask.
We recommend riders follow as many of the social distancing and safety measures recommended by USA Cycling as practicable. Those include taking extra caution in indoor spaces, wearing masks where possible, leaving extra space between riders, avoiding the slipstream and avoiding contact with other riders. Every step you take to reduce transmission helps reduce the risk you expose yourself and others to.
Good group ride etiquette goes even further during a pandemic. Please give extra space when passing other groups on the ride and do not join a group without first asking permission. Please be mindful and respectful of others risk-tolerance levels and help each other stay safe.
Have fun, be safe and share your stories!
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