Start of 2021 Season Notes:
February 28, 2021
The 2021 weekly ride season is quickly approaching. The first scheduled ride will be Friday March 12, 2021, weather permitting.
As of the time of writing, the province of British Columbia is under a Provincial Health Order (PHO)with respect to “Gatherings and Events” that limits outdoor adult sport to a maximum of 4 people maintaining 3 metres distance between participants.
The Comox Valley Chapter has put together a set of protocols that will allow for club rides that adhere to the PHO and the CCCTS National Safetly Plan.
In short, riding groups will be restricted to current Comox Valley Chapter members who have signed a special waiver acknowledging the “elevated risk of contracting or being exposed to viruses, contagious diseases or other illnesses that may be present in the general population”. To ensure that group size does not exceed the limit prescribed in the PHO, riders will be required to pre-register for rides.
Riders are referred to Comox Valley Rides – 2021 Protocols With COVID-19 Restrictions for detailed instructions on how to obtain the waiver and to register for rides.
These protocols are subject to revision as COVID-19 status in the province changes and the PHO on Gatherings and Events is updated. Check the above link often.
February 27, 2021
The Chapter encourages all its members to share their cycling experiences through photos. A photo album in Google Photos is currently open for interested users to upload, view and/or comment on 2021 pictures.
Photos from 2020 are available for viewing and commenting only. New uploads to the 2020 album are now closed.
The Comox Valley chapter runs weekly Friday road rides from approximately mid-March to mid-October. Some mixed surface rides are also organized but they are not as frequent and occur on various days of the week based on the ride coordinator’s preference. The guidelines that the chapter follows in setting up the annual ride schedule are summarized here.
The 2020 ride schedule does undergo periodic revisions. The most current version of the schedule can always be viewed by clicking on the link below. When the document is open in your web browser, you can bookmark the site for quick reference in future or return to this page at any time.
We invite all Comox Valley Chapter members to share their riding experiences by joining the Google Photos shared album at the following link. Remember to practice appropriate physical distancing and adhere to current government advisories while you enjoy the pleasures and health benefits that cycling brings!
For any questions about the Comox Valley rides please contact Eamonn Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
End of 2020 Season Notes:
October 2, 2020
Well, COVID-19 definitely played havoc with our attempts to run club sanctioned rides this season. Barring a widespread vaccine rollout in the first half of 2021, the start of the 2021 season may very well be much like today.
Attempts to run club sanctioned rides in 2020 by following the protocols issued July 14, 2020 in this email were not successful. Over the winter we’ll put our thinking caps on and see if we can come up with some revised protocols for spring rides if physical distancing is still to be adhered to.
Regrettably, all remaining rides on the 2020 schedule are cancelled. 😥
We have left the link to the 2020 schedule below, for reference purposes only.