After speaking with Sorella’s board and River City Bikes management, we have decided to cancel the Saturday morning rides starting March 14, 2020 through April 12, 2020, and maybe beyond depending on Oregon’s health department requirements. This is in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of OBRA and the state of Oregon. River City Bikes, where our Saturday rides originate from, will update their website and I have updated our Meetup group events page.
This is not to say you should stop riding! Continuing to exercise is an excellent way to staying healthy. I ask you to stay safe and use caution. If you ride with others, please keep in mind ways you can mitigate close contact, in case:
- Someone crashes, and needs help getting up, or needs medical attention
- Someone bonks, and needs help getting stable
- Someone might need a wheel, and you can’t really draft from 3-6 feet back
- Two people crash into each other and need medical attention
Linda Watts, Sorella president