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See LA the Healthy Way – Top 5 Ways Bikes and Hikes LA Fights Back Against Coronavirus

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SEE LA THE HEALTHY WAY

 

TOP 5

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL TIPS:

BIKES AND HIKES LA EDITION

UPDATED ON 06 APRIL 2020

1. MAKE YOUR VACATION A STAYCATION – TAKE A LOCAL LA TOUR!

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Did your conference get cancelled? Flights postponed infinitely? Dream vacation put on hold till further notice! We’re sorry to hear that; but psyched to invite you to turn your cancelled international vacation into a fun LA Staycation! Take an epic tour of our own back yard- sunny, beautiful Los Angeles. LA spans 503 square miles of fun, and Bikes and Hikes LA is committed to bringing you infinite options for fun, sustainable outdoor activities to make your LA staycation unforgettable. While hiking trails are currently closed, our bike tours are still operating, and we practice physical distancing to ensure a safe, fun experience. Check out our epic LA in a Day Bike Tour, the best bike tour in the world, bringing you the best sites in LA in one incredible 6-hour bike tour! Near, far, wherever you are, there’s something fun to do anywhere in LA! Give us a call today to book your dream LA Staycation.

2. SKIP THE BUS TOUR- TAKE A BIKE TOUR OUTDOORS!

a person riding a bike down a dirt roadOne way you can avoid COVID-19 exposure is to avoid close contact with others- and ditching the LA bus tour is a great start. As the #1-rated Outdoor Activity Company in Los Angeles, we’re obviously committed to getting you out of your cars and into the fresh air, but we’ll share a little secret with you…even when we’re not social distancing, we STILL wouldn’t want to be stuck on a bus tour at all! We’re allllll about getting you on one of our bike tours, or private LA adventures. The social distancing order is still in place, so we’ll make sure to keep you 10 feet apart from any other guests on our bike tours. In the future, in a post- COVID-19 world, rather than being confined to a cramped group bus tour, enjoy the freedom and fresh air on our Hollywood Bike Tour or Griffith Park Hike Experience. You’ll be able to tour LA on your own time, and with the advent of our *new safety procedures* (coming up next,) we guarantee that our guided LA tours are up to snuff with the best safety protocol for COVID-19. Get off the bus and get outside! 

3. STAY ON YOUR TOES – CHECK OUT OUR SWEET NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES!

Who said staying safe and keeping healthy can’t be fun? Bikes and Hikes LA has updated our safety procedures for all tour guides and tour guests, and we can’t wait to share them with you! All of our expert LA tour guides are First Aid and CPR certified, and are now armed and dangerous with hand sanitizer on hand sanitizer; we can’t wait to share the love. We also whipped up the dope new “toe tap” above in lieu of shaking hands with guests and guides, per CDC recommendations. Get hip to the toe tap! Hand washing is also key to reducing the spread of coronavirus- the CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds at a time; exactly enough time to serenade yourself with “Happy Birthday” two times in a row! If HBD starts to get old, you can also sub in the choruses of “Love on Top” by Beyoncé, “Raspberry Beret” by Prince, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo, or “Africa” by Toto, for starters! All of our bikes and hiking equipment are sanitized before and after tours, and we advocate for listening to your body- if you feel sick, stay home! Bikes and Hikes LA does it the safest, and we promise we’ve got your back (10 feet away from you, that is.)

4. TREAT YOURSELF – TAKE A PRIVATE TOUR!

a man standing next to a bicycleAnother advantage of limiting contact with other people? You get to treat yourself to some “me time” – how about taking any of our private LA tours? Now, you can make any of your outdoor tours of LA private with a limited time *Healthy Habits* promo! When you book a private tour, enter the code PVTSTAY at checkout to enjoy a discounted private tour. You, your loved ones, or your team can treat yourselves to a private, VIP experience and avoid exposure to large groups of people, per the Red Cross COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. We offer unlimited private, bespoke outdoor experiences. Support small businesses (and your health!) and book a private tour of Los Angeles today! (We also offer gift cards.)

5. GET OUTSIDE- SOAK UP SOME FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE!

man biking in MalibuIf you’re bummed about your epic international adventure being cancelled, never fear! We have some *phenomenal* outdoor activities available for you and your team right here in LA. The number one tip for staying in tip top health (aside from STAYING HOME,) is fresh air and sunshine, and all of our outdoor tours guarantee just that! With the beaches and hike trails being closed in LA, we’re offering private, VIP, and group bike tours all over town. All of our current LA bike tour offerings practice social distancing- passengers must ride 10 feet apart, all equipment is sanitized, and guests and guides make no physical contact with each other. You can read all about our new, post COVID travel safety initiative here. We look forward re-opening our wealth of LA group tour options, such as our group sandcastle building lesson and our ultimate outdoor LA beach party once the pandemic has passed. If your company incentive trip was cancelled due to the outbreak, we’ll hook you up with outdoor LA group activities and tours far more exciting (and safer) than the inside of a convention center. 

*BONUS TIP- IF YOU’RE SICK, STAY HOME.* WE <3 U ANYWAY.

A gentle reminder – this is a judgement free zone. We love you, and want you to take care of yourself. If you are sick, or feeling under the weather, please stay home, rest, and take care of yourself. (This is from the CDC and also from your friends at BHLA.) The best way for you to stay healthy is to be healthy– take time to take care of yourself and your loved ones. If you’ve booked any of our LA tours, you’re *always* able to reschedule – we’ll see you next time, when you’re feeling ready to rock and roll. Get well soon.

 

 

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IN SUM…

Bikes and Hikes LA is so thankful for your business for the last decade, and we’re committed to bringing you fun, healthy, and safe outdoor activities during this time, and in the future. Give us a call today to book a private bike tour, buy a bike, or just to say hi. We’re a small business, and have been fighting to bring you sustainable outdoor LA vacation ideas for the last decade- we’ll continue to fight during this coronavirus moment, and we’ve got you.

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Coronavirus. There’s no escaping the breaking news each moment, and the surge of dread each time your phone buzzes with a notification. You’ve probably googled What is coronavirus?” “What are the symptoms of COVID-19?” and “coronavirus travel” more times than you can count over the last couple of weeks. 

We’re not going to mince words here. Being a small business focused on international outdoor tourism and sustainability, we take the COVID-19 alerts very seriously here at Bikes and Hikes LA. We welcome guests from 40 countries annually on our daily bike and hike tours, and host sustainable outdoor private tours to thousands of guests from all over the world. With the outpouring of concern for the coronavirus and the impact the pandemic has had on traveling, we want you to know that we are treating the pandemic very carefully and implore you to do the same. Book a private tour, buy a bike, or just stay home. We’ll see you soon.

What is Coronavirus?

It’s important to stay informed about coronavirus symptoms, updates, and news during these ever changing times. According to the top coronavirus tips from the CDC, the new, novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) comes from a large family of viruses that may cause cold-like symptoms in people. While there are many types of coronaviruses, COVID-19 has never before been seen in humans. The virus likely originated in animals, and spread to humans via human/animal contact; either close contact, or via “respiratory droplets,” aka sneezing or coughing. Coronavirus symptoms manifest in cold or flu-like traits, or similar respiratory infections. Top coronavirus symptoms include a fever, a dry cough, tiredness, and difficulty breathing. Given the current global pandemic, it’s important to properly educate yourself on how to stay safe and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

*Speaking of staying healthy and informed- it’s important to make sure that you’re educating yourself with the best, most accurate, and up-to-date materials. Bikes and Hikes LA recommends constantly checking the Official CDC Website for coronavirus information and updates.

-Written by: Elizabeth Conway