Monday, March 16, 2020

Club Rides Are Suspended Temporarily


Different Spokes Bicycling Club of Southern California is a member of the League of American Bicyclists.

The Bike League has recommended that cycling clubs reschedule all events including group rides.

USA Cycling has recommended that Group Rides be suspended at least through April 5, 2020.

Bicycling Magazine has an FAQ on How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns.

Bicycling Magazine also has an article on Spit and Snot Etiquette During the Coronavirus Outbreak. (Yes, you read that right.)

Additionally, Harold Sarmiento, a friend of Different Spokes and Nurse Practitioner in the Infectious Disease Department at Kaiser's Los Angeles Medical Center has also recommended that we cancel our club rides for at least a few weeks.

Therefore, we are sorry to have to announce this, but we are going to suspend club rides for the time being. Your club officers will continue cycling individually, and you are encouraged to do the same in order to preserve your sanity and to remain physically fit. Exercise does boost your immune system, so please continue to ride your bikes.