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Old 03-18-20, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
I think this thread is getting too caught up in the exact wording of the laws, and a little less in how the laws will be implemented.

It sounds like as long as you're not in a 30-strong peloton, rubbing elbows and nose to seat, the various PDs in the Bay will let you carry on with your exercise, be it on wheels, on foot, or with animals. We're not yet at the stage of overflowing hospitals like Italy or Spain, so there's no real fear of diverting resources from anyone who needs them, for the time being.
I suspect that the possibility of group rides is why bikes weren't on the list of essential recreational examples. The article is clearer than the actual law. Thanks!
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I drove from the north bay to Vallejo and then down into Berkeley and back home and I saw quite a few people riding bikes. Some in small groups (3 or 4). I did not see any club rides or pelotons. There were quite a few people out, period, and these are in communities that are currently in a shelter-in-place status.
I feel pretty confident saying nobody is going to be ticketed or in any other way cited for riding solo or with a partner. I think that's the main point being debated here, in regards to the Bay Area.
Legality aside, I will say that for me it felt good to see people out doing 'normal life' things in the current climate, and if the rain stays away I might do my 25 mile loop around China Camp!
Stay healthy everybody!
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Feels like we are headed for a similar order here in the River City. If i can't ride my bike for 6 weeks or 6 months, I am definitely going to lose my freaking mind. 100%.
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Old 03-19-20, 12:40 AM
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Most of my rides are supply runs, and scouting missions.

To be fair though, there was never an official lockdown in Shanghai.

Enforcement of sustained lockdowns generates social unrest, its proven to be a failure in Wuhan.
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Stay safe SHBR!
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No worries, the weather is perfect (18C blue sky) and everyone is going wild!
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I am thankful they give as much as they do. They pay far more taxes than I do, so who am I to complain. What kind of condition would our cycling infrastructure be like without them?
Amazon paid zero in taxes last year. They get cities to give them huge tax breaks as incentive to locate their business infrastructure their, which effectively exempts them from paying for roads and other cycling infrastructure. I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, also paid zero in taxes.
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Old 03-21-20, 09:58 PM
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Getting back on topic:

This is a recent and good article on the topic by the SF Chronicle's outdoor rec journalist, so it is unlikely to be a product of wishful thinking:

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