Published on October 6th, 2020
Covid-19 brought a lot of hue and cry across the globe. Lifestyle paused and the economies crippled but what continued to exist was a strong urge within people to live again.
As things have started coming to normal, COVID-19 hasn’t left its deep imprints. Amidst this global crisis, maintaining social distancing is the only solution to prevent the spread of this accelerating virus.
Despite the pandemic, many individuals are planning for short stay vacations. If not with family then definitely solo.
If you are amongst those who are planning a bike trip post-COVID-19, here is a quick safety byte for you.
10 Tips If You Are Planning A Bike Trip Post-COVID-19.
1. Do Not Compromise With Your Safety And Hygiene.
Embarking on the roads with your roaring bike will be so much fun. Right? But do not forget that you are still surviving the pandemic.
The first and the most important tip to note when you are planning a bike trip post-COVID-19 is hygiene.
Make sure you wash your hands and face at regular intervals. Sanitize your hands and bike handle repeatedly. You must always have spare masks to change after a few hours.
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2. Bike Insurance: Get Comprehensive Cover With Necessary Add-Ons.
Do not hit the road if you do not own a Bike Insurance. Do you want to know why? If yes, then note that the comprehensive bike insurance policy will provide you coverage in case of losses arising from accidents, theft, fire, natural disasters, personal accident, and third party losses. A Third-Party Standalone policy will not be a good idea when you are traveling far.
Try to enhance the scope of coverage with some necessary add-on covers like Roadside assistance, Return to Invoice Cover, and Engine and GearBox Protection cover.
You do not want to spoil your trip just because you do not own a policy. After all, you know the benefits and the essentials of traveling with the motor insurance policy. For convenience and fast processing, you can choose to buy a bike insurance policy online.
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3. Avoid Using Public Restrooms.
Coronavirus spreads maximum through the surfaces because it survives for long hours there. You must avoid using public restrooms unless you carry toilet-seat sanitizer spray.
Do not touch handles, doors, or flush without sanitizing a single knob. It may sound cumbersome but is essential for your safety from the disease.
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4. Cover Your Bike.
It is quite sensible to know that you must cover your bike after you have completed the travel for a day. Do not leave it uncovered. It will prevent your bike from getting dirty with dust or any animal droppings.
You will save it from getting noticed by thieves also and unnecessary human touching. When you cover your bike, it is safe from unexpected infections. But remember to sanitize your hands after you uncover the bike, fold the cover, and before you kick start your bike.
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5. Clean Wipe The Handles After You Stop At The Gas Refill Station.
Each time after you stop for gas or fuel refill, make it a habit to sanitize the handles, tank-top, and the parts of the bike.
Chances are that the worker at the gas station might have touched your bike. To keep yourself safe, sanitize, and wash your hands before you move ahead.
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6. Less Luggage.
Keep it short and simple because you already know that the situation is not normal even if you want to feel it that way. Carrying less luggage will be easy to handle. Secondly, there will be less stuff for you to wash or sanitize.
Also, every time you make a move ahead, it will be convenient for you to pack and unpack. Keep the essentials like soap, extra pair of clothes, water, sanitizer, and extra masks.
7. Prefer To Camp Than Staying In A Hotel.
Camping will be a better option when you travel on a bike, that too, solo. You can have your camp distant from others. There will be fewer places for you to check for sanitization. If you still prefer a hotel, just get the room sanitized in front of you.
8. Carry Essential Documents.
Read the list of the documents required to approve of your stay. Do this beforehand so that you are prepared.
Most of the places will not allow you without a medical report which should read that you have tested negative for Corona, it is not a mandatory requirement but eases out the booking process. Along with that, carry your id, booking proof, and cash.
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9. Know The Route.
Haven’t you stopped by the road several times to ask for the way ahead? For sure you must have! Do not stop by anywhere to ask for the route. You can use your mobile GPS and connect it with Bluetooth.
Note what you will be doing at the destination you arrive, the places you will visit, and the food you will eat. One it will keep your attention intact and second, you do not have to stop to interact with anyone, this reduces the chance of getting infected.
10. Take Regular Breaks But At Clean Places.
You must plan to take breaks at different places provided they are clean. Do not worry if you are in nature’s lap but stay away from public kiosks or small shops.
Stock up for your snacks and water but sanitize them as soon as you buy. Prefer to pay the bills online, if possible. It lowers the chances of the spread of the disease through currency.
Planning a trip has always infused people with thrill and passion. But the story has changed for an indefinite period as you know.
Majorly, the population of all the countries is forced to live in ways that could help to curb the spread of the disease. You have your contribution to making so better be SAFE than being INFECTED.