At their May meeting, the Executive Committee voted to extend memberships during the suspension of SCU group activities caused by the COVID-19 situation. Anyone who had joined or renewed their membership by April 1, 2020, will have their membership extended automatically for a period equal to the time from April 1, 2020, until the date SCU group rides resume. Anyone joining or renewing after April 1, 2020 will have their membership extended for a period of one year from the date that group rides resume.
The April 1 date was chosen as the beginning of the Governor's Stay-at-Home order and the club's official suspension of group rides. Resumption of group rides was selected as the criteria for the end date of the suspension because many of the details of Red-Yellow-Green phased reopening process are still not clear. We will resume group riding whenever that process allows for it, but larger gatherings, such as our annual picnic, may not be possible for a longer period of time.
Please continue to practice socially-distanced riding. Solo riding or riding well-distanced from a friend are the most effective methods. We all miss riding with a large group of friends, but for the time being social-distancing is our best strategy to slow the spread of the disease and avoid the type of health care system crises seen in other locations.