The safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority. We are continuously monitoring the latest health and safety guidance from public health authorities and will adjust our plans as needed. Please see below for all the steps we are taking to ensure that everyone stays safe.
Keeping you safe
All participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of Nov. 6 at packet pickup. Children under 18 are exempt.
Sanitation stations will be set up at all venues and rest stops.
Porto Potties will be separated by at least 6 feet and contain necessary sanitation/sanitizers.
Protocols in place to address any incidents of potential COVID-19 cases during the event.
All LOWVELO staff/volunteers will be versed in COVID-19 protocols and contingency plans.
All LOWVELO staff/volunteers will be expected to wear masks or facial coverings while in the venue or when engaged with guests.
All participants are highly encouraged to wear masks while at the venue and rider staging. Masks may be removed once riding.
Professional cleaning companies will be hired to clean venues per State health guidelines.
Strategic placement of tents and functional areas will be implemented to make sure everyone is socially distancing.
Strategic placement of food and beverage tents to avoid congregation. We are utilizing mostly smaller tents instead of larger tents that promote congregating.
Food and beverages will be served by a staff member. There will be no buffet style. Most items will be prepacked or pre-plated. All vendors and caterers will be required to abide by our rules and standards per their contract.
Sanitation items, including hand cleaners and disinfectant sprays, will be provided.
Extra masks will be available for participants at event venues.
What participants can do
Monitor your health: If you are feeling unwell leading up to the event, please take the necessary precautions to make sure you are protecting yourself and others. In accordance with the CDC, please do not attend the event if you are showing any of the symptoms below:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
Social distancing: Riders are encouraged to stay at least 6 feet apart. This includes both on-the-bike and off-the-bike activities.
Signage: Note the signage posted throughout the venues and roads to remind you of our policies. Common areas such as rest stops, food & beverage, and packet pick-up will have capacity limits for everyone’s protection.
Face protection: Masks will be available for all registrants upon check-in. Proper mask usage is provided with each mask. All LOWVELO staff/volunteers will be expected to wear masks or facial coverings while in the venue or when engaged with guests. It is highly recommended that participants wear masks in populated areas when not on their bikes.
Hand sanitizing: Sanitizing stations will be established in venues and rest stops. Please take advantage of these to help stop the spread of germs.
Hand washing: Instructions will be posted outside every bathroom and are also a reminder of the need to maintain proper COVID-19 hygiene.
Event organizers will continue to consult the CDC, WHO, local health services and MUSC for the most up-to-date protocols and guidelines. In addition, LOWVELO organizers will work directly with the City of Charleston to ensure a safe environment.
In order to make sure everyone feels comfortable participating in LOWVELO, we are offering both the virtual Home Team option and our safe, in-person ride on November 6. Check out the measures in place for your health and safety and decide which option is the best for you.
LOWVELO Home Team
Track your chosen distance on your preferred fitness tracker.
Complete your mileage on your own any time before November 6.
You can run, walk, cycle, or choose another favorite exercise activity!
Mailed swag bag
Staggered start times
Increased route options
Two start venues
All events are outside
Masks required and social distancing enforced
Increased sanitation measures
Packet pickup throughout the week
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