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Secret City Century's Covid-19 Guidelines

Thank you for supporting The Secret City Century!!  The Secret City Century is taking the threat of the pandemic very seriously.  Because of the threat, we have come up with some updates to the ride to ensure riders and volunteers safety.  We politely ask that you work with us and follow the guidelines below.  We apologize in advance for any inconveniences these guidelines create.


We ask that you not show up if you are experiencing Covid-19 related symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the 14 days leading up to the Secret City Century.


We will be only offering a Saturday ride that will feature the routes from last year's Secret City Century.  We are doing this to try and prevent the number of people that need to stay in hotels.  


We encourage everyone to wear a mask before and after the ride.


To encourage social distancing at the start of the ride, we are offering Friday packet pick up for 5 hours.  We expect riders to utilize Friday’s packet pickup at Crafter’s Brew in Oak Ridge. 


To further encourage social distancing at the start, there will be single portajohns in 4 different areas of the start, rather than all portajohns being in the same area.


We will have a start window (rather than a single start time) that is open from 8:30-9:30 am.  We are using a start window to prevent large groups from forming on the road.


The start of the ride will be near Oak Ridges historic Jackson Square with post ride festivities being at Crafter’s Brew.  We really enjoyed the support from Canterfield Assisted Living Community last year.  However we can not risk exposing at-risk elderly people to riders.    


Rest stop volunteers will be wearing masks while around riders.  


Any un-packaged food will be handled by volunteers wearing gloves.


For the post ride meal (at Crafter’s Brew) we will have a pick up window with volunteers serving plates of food to riders.  


To compensate for any inconveniences to riders, we will be including a free low gravity beer to all registered riders (over the age of 21) after the ride at Crafter's Brew!


The Secret City Cycling Weekend greatly appreciates your support and cooperation in the current times.  Ultimately, we want to offer the safest yet still enjoyable experience for every person involved with the ride.  We look forward to seeing all of you on October 17th!


Canterfield of Oak Ridge


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