COVID-19 Health and Safety

The health and safety of our riders, volunteers, and host communities are the highest priority. 

All of our 2021 rides and events will be held in compliance with Maine CDC guidelines. We are also looking at the US Cycling’s assessment tools and event guidelines. 

As of September 2, 2021, these are the precautions we will take and will expect all participants to adhere to at ALL our events: 

With COVID-19 case numbers on the rise across the country and state, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is putting the health and safety of everyone involved with our events at the forefront of every decision we make in the lead-up to our two rides in September. With that in mind, please note the following:  

  • The BCM strongly encourages all riders and volunteers participating in the BikeMaine Weekend and the Maine Woods Rambler to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is effective, and it’s the best way to ensure our rides will remain safe for all.    
  • Masks will be required for all riders and volunteers—regardless of vaccination status—in the public gathering areas, including check-in locations, rest stops, SAG vehicles, restrooms, and portable toilets, as well as post-ride meals, except when eating or drinking. This applies to both indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Masks will be available on site at all events free of charge for all event participants, staff, and volunteers who need them. Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available on site at all events. Rest stops will use individually packaged foods as much as possible. Check-in and food lines will be streamlined as much as possible to avoid large groups gathering. 

We are closely monitoring state and national CDC guidelines, and will be updating our Health and Safety page in accordance with those guidelines. Please check back frequently, and read our newsletters for any changes to our policies. All participants, volunteers, staff, and non-riders must adhere to these guidelines during the entire BikeMaine Weekend, and we reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone that is not adhering to these guidelines. 

We are monitoring these guidelines on a monthly basis, and will be adjusting them at all of our 2021 events based on the most up-to-date information available. Thank you for helping us make our 2021 events as safe as possible.