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Safety Plan 2020

Purpose

To establish an organized response to new safety measures to keep all attendees safe at Reid Ride with social distancing precautions & proper sanitation to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Ride Route

The ride will again this year have the assistance from several Wayne County First Responders placed in intersections and slowing traffic where it’s needed. The 2020 ride will have three options; a family friendly route (8 miles), the full route (15.5 miles), and a self-guided virtual route. The first two will begin and end at Reid Health’s campus. All staff and volunteers will be trained and given proper PPE for their duties.

  1. Group I – Advanced/Experienced Riders 730 start time
  • Pre-registration is preferred but not mandatory
  • Riders will expect to see several small tents on campus as opposed to a single large tent (All with clear signage) (Tent 1 – Registration, Tent 2 – Hydration, Tent 3 – Nutrition, Tent 4 – Medical)
  • Riders will be asked what group they prefer to be in and directed to pre-ride placement
  • Riders will see visible preferred lines on the ground where they should be placed until the ride director releases
  • The ride director will release small groups of riders (15-20) in 15-20 second increments
  • Once Group I is on the route, Group II will begin releasing in the same fashion
  1. Group II – Intermediate/Family Riders 745 start time
  • Pre-registration is preferred but not mandatory
  • Riders will expect to see several small tents on campus as opposed to a single large tent (All with clear signage) (Tent 1 – Registration, Tent 2 – Hydration, Tent 3 – Nutrition, Tent 4 – Medical)
  • Riders will be asked what group they prefer to be in and directed to pre-ride placement
  • Riders will see visible preferred lines on the ground where they should be placed until the ride director releases
  • The ride director will release small groups of riders (15-20) in 15-20 second increments

Once all riders are on the route, volunteers will begin appropriate sanitation of the area where the riders staged. (This includes the wipe down of surfaces with anti-bacterial cleaner such as; registration surfaces and any additional areas of contact)

  • Virtual option – Riders that would like to ride on their own the day of the event
  • Riders will be mailed their packet the week of the ride
  • Riders will obtain all instructions inside their packet on when to ride and instructions for posting on social media.

Additional information on precautions

Volunteers will wear provided procedural masks at all times and gloves when appropriate. The FOUR tent(s) will house various activities from Registration (Pre-ride), shirt distribution (Post-ride), Hydration, Nourishment, and Medical during the post ride. All volunteer tasks will be spaced from one another and no task will be rider self-serve. For rider safety, we will have starting chutes lining up in parking area(s) G & H (see map) to reduce close interaction pre-ride. Further, every task will be executed by the staff and volunteers changing PPE when necessary.

Rider health and safety is our #1 priority.

The Reid Health Foundation will continue to monitor COVID-19 and make changes based on CDC recommendations.

Online registration is now open

Online registration for the 2020 Reid Ride is now open! Please consider preregistering for the ride this year.

Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, 1 hour prior to the call to ride.


2020 Event Planning Statement

 2020 Event Planning Statement

Since our first Reid Ride in 2009, we have been committed to raising funds for Reid’s Shoes for Kids program, for kids in need of tennis shoes in our service area.  We are incredibly humbled and grateful for your support over the years to ensure that our kids have this much needed footwear.  You have touched their lives in a profound way and benefited thousands of children.  We simply couldn’t do it without you.

The needs of our children continue and we know that the past several months have been especially disruptive to their lives, relationships and sense of security.  Now, more than ever, our children need our support in helping to meet their needs.  Your continued dedication to this cause for children has given them confidence and assurance that our community wants to see them thrive and achieve their fullest potential.

When planning and executing Reid Ride, our top priority has and will always be the safety of our cyclists during the event.  We have been able to provide this safe atmosphere due to the overwhelming support of our dedicated first responder groups in Richmond and Wayne County that keep a watchful eye on all of our riders as they enjoy the beauty of our community with friends, family and others.  We are grateful for the tremendous support of our community and first responders.

As we continue to follow our paths to normalcy, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) brings a new dimension to our 2020 event planning.  Coronavirus has affected many area events over the past 3 months and after much consideration and conversation with our health professionals, we are committing to host this year’s event on July 18th, 2020, on the Reid Health campus.  We will take full advantage of our spacious parking areas to facilitate appropriate distancing for the start and finish of this event to create and support a safe environment.

We have added several new safety protocols to ensure the safety of our riders and volunteers, as it relates to protecting your health.  These changes include:

  • lessening personal contact during pre-ride registration and post-ride packet pickup
  • maintaining social distancing for riders, before, during and after the ride
  • “No touch” beverage and snack distribution
  • intentional hand sanitation for all participants and volunteers
  • Adding an opportunity for you to participate as a virtual Reid Rider, if you wish

All of our planning is geared to ensure rider and volunteer safety and to continue raising the much needed support to continue our Shoes for Kids program.

We know the new world with coronavirus is a fluid situation and things can change.
Please know your health and safety continue to be our #1 priority for the Reid Ride Team.

With gratitude,

Randy Kirk, Reid Foundation President

Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO

Dr. Jennifer Bales, Chief of Staff


Join the Fun – Volunteer!

VolunteerWe need your help!  Each year, ReidRide happens with the help of about 150 volunteers at Reid and along the route.  If you would like to join the fun, let us know!