Updated May 20, 2021. Please review Cog Wild’s COVID-19 guidelines before booking a guided ride, skills clinic or shuttle. Our collective health and safety is Cog Wild’s number one priority.
Deschutes County is moving to lower risk on May 21 because 65% of residents aged 16 and older have been vaccinated. Right now Lane County, where Oakridge is located, is still at high risk. Please support Cog and our communities to gracefully navigate the ever evolving regulations: Vaccinated people can be mask free outdoor in our meeting areas, all of us can be unmasked on trail. However, please carry a mask to wear in the van since we’ll be in mixed groups in an enclosed space. Let’s wash hands often and be social from a distance.
- Signs of Sickness: In the past 10 days, if you have experienced any symptoms of covid-19 please stay home! Contact us at least two days in advance of your activity for partial credit for your booking.
- Contact tracing: Upon arriving at Cog Wild for a guided ride, skills clinic or shuttle, everyone in your group must sign in. Let our staff know if someone who booked won’t attend. We are required to keep detailed records for potential contact tracing.
- Face covering: Drivers and passengers will be required to wear face coverings while in the van. Please bring a face covering that goes over your mouth and nose and that stays on when your hands are free. Face coverings are also required outdoors when 6′ social distance cannot be maintained. See below for examples of appropriate face coverings (image from Boston.gov). Oregon Health Authority does not recommend wearing a plastic face shield alone.
- Seating in the van: We’re increasing capacities in the van slowly as restrictions ease up. Face coverings must be on before you get in and must stay on until we unload. We are maximizing ventilation within the shuttle by keeping the windows partially open for the duration of the shuttle.
- Hand wash/ sanitizer: Hand wash stations or hand sanitizer will be available at all times. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handing your bike to the driver and entering the van. Staff will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after loading and unloading the vans.
- Be prepared: Recreation is important for mind and body but we want you all to be safe and take care out there. Please bring ample water, food, trail side repair tools, first aid kit, map, Trailforks or other online map system.
- Outdoor meeting area: All clients will check in at our outdoor reception area. Staff will sanitize high frequency touch surfaces at the outdoor reception area and bathroom after each group. Hand sanitizer is available at all times. Hand wash stations are only at our primary locations in Bend and Oakridge.
- Limited capacity seating in the van:
- 25 passenger mini-bus reduced to 16 passengers
- 15 passenger van reduced to 12 passengers, two passengers per bench with an empty seat in the middle.
Image courtesy of Boston.gov
The guidelines are current as of May 20, 2021. This page will be updated as state guidelines for outdoor recreation and public transit are updated.
(Version 5: 5/20/2021)