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Siskiyou Velo

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Siskiyou Velo Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Group Rides

by Lisa Brill on Feb, 23 2022

Posted by Lisa Brill on behalf of the Siskiyou Velo Board of Directors.

This post is an update to the prior post of May 26, 2021. The Siskiyou Velo board decided at its meeting on February 22, 2022 to update its policy for group rides. . Please note the following requirements for participating in group rides:

All rides will follow CDC, state, and local health departments’ guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Masks are not necessary when outside on club rides, per CDC and Oregon state guidelines.

As of Saturday, March 12, 2022, the Oregon Health Authority will no longer require a mask when indoors. (OHA health order pdf). OHA recommends people at high risk of severe disease and hospitalization, especially in communities with medium or high levels of transmission per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels, continue to wear masks in indoor settings.

Individuals may choose to wear a mask for personal reasons, such as:

To respect the health and comfort of our ride leaders, ride leaders will designate their rides as:

  • Open to those riders who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Ride leaders can request participants to be either:
    1. Up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.) OR
    2. Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Or,
  • Open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated riders.

Ride leaders have the option to limit the number of riders, which will be indicated in the ride announcement. To accommodate this, riders must RSVP by email, in advance, to the ride leader. This applies to all rides, whether listed on the website or sent by Google Groups email.


Ride leaders will specifically state whether their ride is open only to vaccinated individuals or to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. For vaccinated-only rides, riders must be prepared to show evidence of vaccination in the form of an electronic, photo, or paper copy of their full vaccination card. The ride leader may or may not choose to request proof of vaccination, but if any participant (leader or rider) requests it, then all participants must show compliance.  Neither the ride leader nor the club will retain any vaccination records.

The announcement will include the maximum number of riders (if the ride is capped) and an RSVP email. Please RSVP early or you may not be able to participate.  The ride leader will maintain the emails for 2 weeks in the event that someone becomes ill with COVID-19 and contact tracing becomes necessary.


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