Understandably with the amount of Covid-19 cases climbing as it does, there is not much on the race calendars. But with indoor exercise options limited, many people have discovered that riding a bike combines exercise, transportation and social distancing in a tidy little package. If you
haven't already, check out these great tips for new (and existing) bicycle owners.
When you go out, use common sense for your safety. Keep an eye on the weather
forecast and do not go out in thunderstorms. First and foremost,
always be aware of motorized traffic, behind and in front of you. Use
bike paths and lanes if possible. Adhere to the rules of the road. Stop
where you must, signal your direction, ride on the right side. Do not try to mingle with high speed multi-lane motor vehicle
number of Covid-19 cases in our area is still rising. It seems
reasonable advice to keep protecting your own health and that of others by practicing
social distance (at least 6' distance, more when you're exercising,
use common sense) and using a face mask when and where appropriate.
Stay healthy. Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov and cdc.gov for more information.
For the latest on organized events, check the usual websites such as Fort Myers Track Club (ftmyerstrackclub.com), Gulf Coast Runners (gcrunner.org), Caloosa Riders (caloosariders.org), and South West Florida Critical Mass (meetup.com/Biking-SWFL).