** The health and safety of our participants, attendees, volunteers, and staff remains our top priority. Our COVID-19 safety protocols will continue to evolve based on recommendations, guidelines, and restrictions set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and by state and local authorities. Please check back regularly for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2022 Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk. **
Attendees are encouraged to follow prevention strategies, such as wearing well-fitted masks; staying home and testing when symptomatic; and testing before gatherings. Staying up to date on vaccinations, meaning primary series and boosters when eligible, remains the most important and effective way to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death.
Assumption of Risk
By attending the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by local authorities, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers, and their affiliated companies and volunteers relating to such risks.
COVID-19 Event-Day Guidelines
All participants who join the in person event will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver upon arrival.
Rules of the Road & Safety Tips
Cycling is a wonderful way to see all that California has to offer, while raising awareness for and supporting a great cause. Please be mindful of these safety tips as you are out on the road. All are important parts in ensuring your safety and the safety of those you will be sharing the road with. Thanks!
The Rules of the Road
•Follow all rules and laws of the road.
•Ride single file, especially on narrow shoulders or when cars are close.
•Stop at Stop Signs
•Pass only on the left. Be sure to let the rider being over taken know (politely) you are passing on the left by saying "on your left!"
•As this is a fun ride, not a competitive race, please don't take any chances riding too aggressively just to shave a few seconds off ride time.
•Wear your helmet when you on your bike. No exceptions.
•No headphones, please.You need to hear other cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles.
•Signal to following riders about debris and obstacles on the road.
•Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Drink water before you feel thirsty and keep yourself hydrated!
Contacts in an Emergency
In an emergency dial 911. If there’s some doubt, please dial 911.
Beginning and Advanced Cycling
The League of American Bicyclists has great tips for beginning and for more advanced riders. The advance section includes information on group riding.
To start, here is a helpful video from the Global Cycling Network on how to ride in a group: