This is response that our Club President, Ralph Bruni received from Bike East Bay regarding the status of group bike rides in our area.
Fingers crossed we may all be able to ride together some day soon?
Thanks for reaching out! As you know, recent Alameda County public health orders open social activities only to groups of 12 or less, who don't socialize with individuals from any other groups for a minimum of three weeks. We don't feel that we can reasonably maintain that enclosed circle if we were to lead rides, and that it would be challenging for individual riders to comply. Because of this, we've been advising cycling clubs to hold off on group rides as well.
We continue to follow up with local public health officials as clarification is needed. As of today, there aren't any additional resources regarding safely holding group rides. We hope to speak publicly encouraging group rides when we can reasonably expect our audience to participate in accordance with public health orders. Until then, we continue to encourage our audience to carry face masks, keep appropriate social distance, and ride only with members of their household unit.
Thank you again for reaching out, and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
Eileen Rice | Communications Director
Mail: PO Box 1736 Oakland, CA 94604
Office: 466 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607
P: (510) 845-7433 x6 | E: Eileen@BikeEastBay.org