With Alameda County now in the orange tier, we are further opening the calendar to include rides with coffee stops. To address the concerns of some ride leaders, we are allowing ride leaders to express a preference for vaccinated members. As usual, all rides must have ride leaders; ride leaders must follow the sign-in protocol; and all participants must be FFBC members, follow the instructions and agree to the waiver.
The calendar will accurately reflect the next two weeks’ rides. The rides that appear beyond two weeks are recurring club rides and will be deleted two to three weeks ahead of time until ride leaders decide to lead them.
The FFBC Board
- At any point while on a club ride, riders must adhere to social distancing and face mask guidelines.
- Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when within six feet of others not in your immediate household.
- Wear a face covering when riding on a trail or any other area where pedestrians are common.
- Maintain at least six-foot spacing at the start, regroups and breaks, except from those in your immediate household.
- Maintain at least six-foot spacing during the ride including traffic stops (e.g., NO drafting, pace-lining, side-by-side riding, clustering at stop lights), except from those in your immediate household.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after breaks.
- Use a handkerchief or sleeve or elbow to cough, sneeze, blow one’s nose or spit.
- Leave the ride for noncompliance at the ride leader’s direction.
- To lead a ride, a club member must post to the FFBC Calendar at least two (2) calendar days before the ride.
- Only club members with current memberships may lead rides.
- To submit a new ride, follow these instructions: http://ffbc.org/rides/ride-entry/ or contact the ride coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Specify a limit of 2 to 20 riders (including yourself).
- Optionally, include the following statement: “Members who are fully vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated are preferred. For reasons of medical privacy, no proof of vaccination will be required.”
- To reserve a place on a ride, no later than the prior day:
- Only club members with current memberships may join rides. You may not invite non-members.
- Review the ride description to ensure you meet all requirements.
- Email the ride leader with your full name, mobile number and emergency contact’s number. (The ride leader will enter this information on an FFBC sign-in sheet.) Do NOT reply all to a groups.io posting.
- By doing so, you agree to the FFBC Ride Waiver, below.
- If the ride is full, the ride leader will let you know.
- During a ride, all riders are expected to be self-sufficient.
- After the ride:
FFBC RIDE WAIVER
I am a current member of the Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club (FFBC) and have signed the Club’s “Release of Liability” on the club’s membership form. As specified on the Release of Liability, bicycling activities have many risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including viral infections, bacterial infections, transmission of other communicable diseases and illnesses that may result in permanent disability, paralysis and death. Within the two weeks prior to this ride, neither I nor, to my knowledge, anyone with whom I have had close contact have had any COVID-19 symptoms or received a positive test. Within the two weeks after this ride, if I develop any COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive test, I will notify the ride leader and ride coordinator who will then notify the FFBC Board, pedal pounders manager and riders from my prior two weeks’ club rides. If a public health official asks for a list of riders, I understand that FFBC will provide my name and contact information. By providing the ride leader with my name, mobile number and emergency contact number, I agree that all these risks are covered by the Release of Liability.
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