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ALL TSR organized activities are

operating WITH MODIFICATIONS

until further notice!

Please read the below information CAREFULLY. By signing up for an event, members agree to the same waiver included on the paper sign-in sheet and also agree to abide by the procedures for our MODIFIED activities.

 

Posted May 26, 2020

Updated September 27, 2020

TriState Ramblers will be following CDC guidelines and relevant state executive orders for our hiking, biking, and paddling events. This may require suspending events or limiting the number of participants for some events during certain periods in the schedule. If anything in these procedures inadvertently conflicts with CDC and/or state guidelines and requirements, we will defer to the latter.

 

Please review these procedures and commit to following them:
•    DO NOT participate in any events (hiking, biking, or paddling) if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (such as fever or cough), have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are quarantined for potential exposure to COVID-19 or recent travel.
•    Members who are at higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19 or who may expose family members who are at higher risk should consider not participating in club events.
•    The number of members per event will be LIMITED in accordance with CDC and state guidelines/requirements and may be further limited by the event leader.
•    All participants are REQUIRED to PRE-REGISTER electronically. See SIGN UP button and Procedures below.

•    No Meetup participants or guests are allowed. ONLY CLUB MEMBERS may participate.
•    Members who show up at an event without signing up will NOT be allowed to participate.
•    Members who are unable to participate in an event for which they signed up must change their RSVP status.
•    Members who sign up and do not show up will be issued up to two warnings. After three violations, members may no longer sign up for any events that require limits on participation.
•    By signing up, members agree to the same waiver included on the paper sign-in sheet and also agree to abide by these procedures.
•    There will be NO circle preceding events. Participants can remain in their cars until the start time. If participants exit their cars before the start to prepare gear or socialize, they should wear a face mask and maintain proper social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart.
•    No hikes requiring a shuttle are allowed (no point-to-point hikes).
•    Participants are REQUIRED to carry a face mask during the hike. When passing/encountering other people on the trail, it is recommended that face masks be worn while maintaining proper social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away.
•    On the trail and during stops, breaks, and separations, members should stay at least 10 feet apart if not wearing a mask.
•    Leaders are discouraged from offering customary lunch time treats.
•    Any person who later comes down with symptoms of Covid 19  should inform the club so that others who were on their hike can get tested and/or quarantine and prevent more infections.

•    Members are encouraged to carry and use hand sanitizer.
•    Members will be limited in the number of sign-ups per week in order to give more members an opportunity to participate. See our Signup Procedures for more details.
•    A waitlist will be created when necessary. We urge hikers to sign up on the wait list to demonstrate the level of interest for a hike.

•    When oversubscribed, we urge qualified hike leaders to volunteer to lead a secondary hike at the same or different location.

•    If at the same location, please contact the primary hike leader and work out a plan for a second hike (i.e. one hike should leave 10-15 minutes earlier or later than the original hike, confirm the hike route, how to split the group, etc.).

•    If at a different location, send an email to TSRregistration@outlook.com with your new hike description.
•    The TSR executive board reserves the right to manage sign-ups to ensure equitable access to members.

 

In addition to these procedures, please consider the following:
•    For cycling events, bathroom facilities may no longer be open, so plan or adjust accordingly. If planning a lunch stop at a deli, call ahead to determine if they are open and any advance ordering requirements.
•    Currently, more road construction seems to be taking place during the day, so account for additional travel time as needed.
•    Hike leaders may want to consider an earlier start time to minimize parking issues.
•    Hike leaders may want to consider parking or hiking at less popular locations to avoid crowds.
•    Additional hike leaders may be needed each day to accommodate all members who wish to participate. The safe way to increase the number of hikers each week is to increase the number of hikes each week. Please consider volunteering to lead! Our Spring 2020 newsletter, The Oak Leaf, has an article about becoming a new hike leader (see page 6).

These are truly unique times. The restrictions are needed to ensure the health and safety of our fellow members and others we encounter while hiking, biking, or paddling. Furthermore, we must fully respect these procedures or risk action by the state. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our members.

DO NOT BE "THAT MEMBER."

These are EASY TO FOLLOW procedures. Like you, the TSR executive board cannot wait for the day when we return to our regular club activities. In the meantime, your cooperation is expected and appreciated. We are all in this together as we look forward to the full relaxation of these restrictions and an end to COVID-19.

 

Be well, be safe.
 

Click here to download a document with the above procedures for your reference.

The schedule(s) below reflect updates as communicated by hike leaders. Timely notification about any changes and updates (especially cancellations), are sent via Google Groups. Make sure you are subscribed to our Google Group. Email questions about signing up for Google Groups to the webmaster at tsrhikers@gmail.com

September Schedule

October Schedule

The Calendar page also shows the current hiking schedule (and is usually more up to date than the .pdf files).

The schedule below is an electronic copy of the semi-annual club mailer and does not reflect any updates (changes or cancellations)

 

July to December Schedule

REMINDER, by signing up for an event, members agree to the same waiver included on the paper sign-in sheet and also agree to abide by the procedures for our MODIFIED activities.

Signup Procedures (updated Sept 27, 2020)

Reminders:
•    Members can sign up for up to 2 hikes per week (1 hike and 1 waitlist), per the rules below. There are limits in place in order to give more members an opportunity to participate.

​o    Sign up on a hiker list and sign up on a waitlist for a second hike you would like to attend (even if there is still room on the hiker list). If a hike is not full as of 6 pm the night before the hike, you will be moved from the wait list to the hiker list (as space permits). Please put “second hike” in the comment section when you sign up.
o    Or sign up on 2 waitlists if both hikes are already full. Hopefully someone will lead a second hike and you will get to hike. Please put “second hike” in the comment section for your second choice hike when you sign up.
o    Do not sign up on 2 hiker lists. Your name will be removed from both. Remember, members who violate our sign-up rules may be suspended from club activities.

•    If an event is full, place your name on the waitlist. If a spot opens up, you will receive an email. Note that the waitlist is monitored manually. If you happen to see that there is an open spot, but you also see individuals signed up on the waitlist, do NOT jump the waitlist and take the open spot. Sign up on the waitlist. Your signup in the “open” spot will be revoked.

•    There is no limit for Bike and Paddle events. You can sign up for up to 2 hikes and bikes/paddles.
•    If you do not sign up, do not show up. Members who show up at an event without signing up will NOT be allowed to participate.

•    If you sign up, show up. Members who are unable to participate in an event for which they signed up must change their RSVP status.
•    Members who sign up and do not show up will be issued up to two warnings. After three violations, members may no longer sign up for any events that require limits on participation.

•    Members who violate the spirit of these rules by signing up multiple times (except as allowed as noted above), may be suspended from club activities.
•    By signing up, members agree to the same waiver included on the paper sign-in sheet and also agree to abide by the procedures in place under MODIFIED club activities.

For those who need help with the signing up, please read the below information. The instructions may make it seem complicated, but it is more simple than it sounds.

TriState Ramblers will use Signup Genius to facilitate online signups for hikes. You do NOT have to create an account with Signup Genius in order to be able to sign up for a hike. Creating an account does provide extra flexibility. For instance, if you log in to your account, you can see all the upcoming events for which you have signed up and easily edit them if needed. But creating an account is not necessary.

To sign up:
•    Click on the Sign Up button above
•    Click the Sign Up button next to the Slot you want to sign up for.
•    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit & Sign Up button.
•    On the next page, enter your first and last name and email address. You do not need an account to sign up.
•    If you want to include a comment, you can do so.
•    Only select 1 as the Quantity. No guests are allowed.

•    Confirm you will have an emergency card with you.

•    Click Sign Up Now at the bottom of the page.
•    When you enter your email address, you will also receive an automatic confirmation email. If you have an account, you can log in to your account at any time to view your active and past sign ups.

To change your sign up:
•    If you signed up with an account (using an email and password), log in and click the Invited To tab on your account Sign Ups page. Click the pencil icon to the right of the sign up to edit any details. If you want to delete yourself from a sign up slot, click the X under your name, and confirm on the next screen that you want to remove yourself.  If you need to sign up for a different date/time, you can go back to the sign up and select a new one.
•    If you signed up without an account, you can go back to the sign up by clicking on the Sign Up button above. Or you can go back to the confirmation email that was sent to you after you signed up. When you view the sign up, you'll see a link at the top that states, Already signed up? You can change your sign up. Click that link to follow the steps to edit your sign up slot.


For further Signup Genius help, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/faq/how-to-sign-up.cfm
 

 

Click here to download a document with these procedures for your reference.

Directions to hike meeting places (updated December 2019)

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