In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we have decided to postpone all scheduled group events, and to refrain from scheduling future events until further notice.
We learned from our “Shred DC with the MSP” event that while it is reasonable and manageable for small groups to maintain proper social distancing, the risk of exposure to COVID-19 will be more difficult to manage with larger groups. Scheduling group activities leads to larger participation numbers; which, under normal circumstances is what we want.
However, under the current circumstances organizers may experience greater difficulty managing the adaptive behavior of riders to reduce risk, maintaining safe social distance in interactions with the general public, coordinating COVID-19 safe logistical planning, and managing safe public stopover points for large groups.
Our commitment to ensuring the safety of all persons participating in our events, and to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 motivates us to postpone all scheduled events until we can do so without increasing the chance that our members will be exposed to COVID-19.
We look forward to riding with everyone when the sun comes out again. Stay safe.