Safety is a core value at AIDS/LifeCycle--both on and off the bike. As we prepare for AIDS/LifeCycle 2023, we will be working with health and safety experts, and following the guidance of local and state Departments of Health to create the safest event experience possible. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone who will be inside the Love Bubble, and will continue to be updated as official guidance changes. These policies apply to all Cyclists, Roadies, Staff, volunteers, vendors, vendor crews, and others involved in the event.
Prior to the Event
Be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
- All individuals must receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus a booster shot, if eligible.
Stay home if you’re sick or test positive for COVID-19.
- We ask that any participant who tests positive for COVID-19, has not yet received test results, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 remain home.
During the Event
Social Distancing & Masking
- Bring multiple well-fitting masks to wear during times when close indoor contact with other participants is unavoidable, such as at event sites, or in vehicles.
- All individuals are encouraged to wear masks in group settings where socially distancing is not possible.
In the Event of Illness
- Any individual experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek medical care with the AIDS/LifeCycle medical team at the first sign of symptoms. COVID-19 antigen tests will be available to participants at the Medical tent in basecamp.
- If a participant receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis during the Ride, they will be required to leave the Ride. Any close contacts (such as a tentmate) will also need to be tested.
Strategies to Keep you Safe
As always, we commit to maintaining a healthy environment and operation during the event. We will implement the following extra safety precautions to further reduce the risk of COVID-19.
1. We will clean high-touch surfaces and shared objects in accordance with CDC guidance.
2. We are adding extra space in our layouts for Camp, dining tents, and rest stops to avoid overcrowding and allow for social distancing.
3. We are increasing and re-affirming requirements for food service and food handling safety.
4. We are promoting healthy behaviors that prevent the spread of disease, including hand washing and hygiene, staying home when sick, and masking and social distancing recommendations.
5. We are adhering to local and state regulatory policies and departments of public health, including training Staff and Roadies on policies and back-up plans.