Following provincial health orders and guidance from Cycling BC, our club continued cycling safely during the pandemic. In fact, Tripleshot Cycling has grown bigger than ever before, with record numbers of riders trying gravel and trail rides.
We use an app called Spond, that requires riders to sign up for a spot on a ride—limited to 10 riders (or fewer, depending on the ride)—and allows us to record attendance in case we need to assist with contact tracing.
Using Spond has given us some extra benefits as well:
- We are able to arrange ourselves into groups based on pace/level ahead of time, rather than at the last minute in the parking lot.
- Riders know ahead of time whether or not someone of their ability will be showing up to ride, something that’s especially important in the dark winter months when our numbers are typically low.
- For the first time, because of the advanced registration requirement, we have been able to set up different levels of trail rides, based on pace and skill level. After a bit of discussion, we’ve ended up with these fun ride levels: Mild, Medium, Hot and Extra Hot. Some days we even add extras such as Medium-Hot because we have so many riders! We have a dedicated beginner trail ride once a week where an experienced rider leads the group on a gentle route, stopping to introduce and practice skills along the way.
For more information on our trail/gravel rides, click here.
For more information on our road rides, click here.
If you would like to join our rides, please read our COVID Safety Plan and then send an email to tripleshotcyclingclub (at) gmail (dot) com, so that we can explain how we ride during Covid.