Legally and safely ride a bicycle in San Juan, PR
Follow Puerto Rico’s Rules
We already said this above, but it’s worth reiterating. Before you head out, make sure you’re up to date on all Puerto Rico CDC recommendations and local travel advisories. These laws vary state-by-state, and even county-by-county, so be sure to know how, when and where you can legally and safely ride in your area.
Social Distancing does apply to riding your bike. Maintain at least six feet of space between you and other riders and pedestrians, especially when stopped at intersections or when passing on the road or trail. Avoiding popular/crowded paths and trail networks is also key.
Ride Solo, Stay Connected
While most of us love group rides, they’re going to have to wait for now. Even with social distancing measures, it’s still best to fly solo for the time being. Share your plans with friends or family before going on your ride. Let them know your route and when you plan on being back.
Make sure your tires are inflated and your bike is running smooth before heading out the door. While bike shops are considered “essential businesses” in most states, not all shops have stayed open. Some have limited hours. Plan ahead. Make sure your toolkit is properly stocked to handle any roadside repair that might come up, and bring plenty of water and snacks.
Tone Down the Intensity
With hospitals and healthcare professionals overworked and overwhelmed as it is, now isn’t the time to pursue personal records or tackle that extra-technical section of trail. Take this time to keep your mind fresh and body healthy and active without going overboard.
Know Your Route and Stay Close
Consider sticking around home and exploring your own neighborhood. Explore local roads you don’t travel often.
Share the Friendly
A friendly smile or wave to fellow riders or pedestrians is appreciated.