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Can I Still Ride My Bike During Tampa’s Safer at Home Order?

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Cities across the country have issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In Tampa, we have a “Safer at Home Order”. The order asks people to not go out unless they need to provide or access essential services such as food and healthcare. The order is not designed to keep everyone in their home all the time, but to only go out when social distancing can be done. This means to stay at least six feet from those around you.

How Does Tampa Safer at Home Order Affect My Ability to Cycle?

If someone in Tampa wants to ride their bike for fun, exercise or transportation, they can, but they need to practice social distancing and stay six feet from others while they are out. Tampa’s “Safer at Home Order” specifically mentions riding a bike as one of the activities that the order allows during the battle against COVID-19.

Ways to Cycle Safe While Riding During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the Center for Disease Control, Americans can lower their risk of getting the COVID-19 virus by engaging in certain risk-avoidance procedures. This can apply to bike riders as well.

Riding your bike during this time can be a great stress-reliever and anytime you get exercise and that’s a good thing. However, it’s commonly understood how easily the COVID-19 virus can be spread, and the last thing you want is to go out in the community for some recreation or to get supplies and then get the virus.