COVID-19 Update: July 26th, 2020 - Lizard Head Cycling Guides
   
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COVID-19 Update: July 26th, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: July 26th, 2020

RE: Slowly Grinding…

Dear Lizard Head Cycling Family,

Thank you for your friendship and patronage.

As we begin the slow grinding climb out of the pandemic, first and foremost, we remained focused on the safety of our guests.

Operationally, we are running a reduced number of our small group tours in the high country of Colorado, Utah and South Dakota this summer. From May 21st to June 1st we ran our first backcountry MTB trip on the Hayduke Trail with 5 riders. On June 1st we ran a 6 person Boulder, Bryce and Zion (BBZ) and on June 14th we ran a 4-person San Juan Skyway. In July we ran three consecutive Colorado trips. Check out our new 5-Day Colorado Cols: Ultimate High Country Loop.

Although we have scaled-back operations, we feel confident in our ability to keep our cyclists safe in these local areas. We know the hotel owners, restaurants and the isolated safe places to stop to enjoy the mountains and even enjoy a refreshing swim.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides has a history of backcountry mountain bike tours in which we carry an outdoor kitchen with stoves, chairs and tables on all our front-country road tours. As such, during the pandemic we are staying a self contained group by preparing delicious home cooked meals, ordering take-out and picnicking our way across the landscapes.

Shuttles While on Tour
Prior to our tours we are screening clients and taking initial temperature before any shuttles. While in the van, masks are required. We use 15-passenger vans and are limiting capacity to 10 clients. While driving we keep the air fresh with windows opened and the vent on high.

Covid-19 Protocols while on Lizard Head Cycling Guides Tours:
Guides and guests shall act at all times as if they are carrying the virus and are doing their very best not to spread it to others. Although at times, they may seem burdensome, these protocols are designed to help us both feel and stay safe while on tour. 

  1. Practicing social distancing at all times while on tour.
  2. Mask Zones: Mask wearing at all times within the van, at the food serving table, when inside buildings and whenever social distancing is not possible.
  3. Whenever possible, avoiding public and other high risk areas both on tour and while traveling to tours.
  4. Eating outside whenever the option is possible at restaurants and preparing delicious meals in our outdoor kitchen. We are picnicking our way across the landscape.
  5. Providing hand washing stations and making other cleaning supplies readily available to clients at camp, on the road and while on the trail.
  6. Screening clients and employees for fever and other symptoms.
  7. Cleaning and disinfecting vehicles, bikes and gear between each use.
  8. If you are feeling ill, it is your responsibility to inform the guides and remove yourself from the trip.
  9. Quarantining and providing care for clients and/or guides that may become ill from Covid-19 while on tour.
  10. And when we forget these guidelines, feeling comfortable to remind others and being thankful when reminded to continue following these guidelines during the entire tour.

All of this is towards the goal of helping our guests feel safe and cared for while on tour with us. At this point in the pandemic, we are dealing with risk assessment and risk management. This is inherently what a guide service such as Lizard Head Cycling Guides does best. We continue to assess the current trends to operate safely in remote environments in which we travel.

Rolling forward, reaction to the virus will continue to evolve and we will proactively reach out to guests as our scheduled departures are affected and we will be updating this web page. Please feel free to reach out and ask questions via phone (970.728.5891) or email (john@lizardheadcyclingguides.com).

UPDATE: For our fall 2020 tours, we have reduced our final payment policy to 60 days from 90 days.

During this stressful time, riding your bike will never be more important to stay healthy in both body and mind. Stay safe out there and keep pedaling.

From all us at Lizard Head Cycling, blessings.

Kindly,
John M. Humphries/Owner
Lizard Head Cycling Guides

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul” – John Muir

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