Last updated 03/2022

One of the safest places you can be during these challenging times is in the great outdoors, and here at Western Spirit, we have been working hard to support everyone who wants to get outside. As our return guests know, we have many procedures in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. We have updated these for this challenging time.


Western Spirit Cycling COVID-19 Protocol 2022

  1. Pre-trip Guests and Guides:
  • Vaccination is required to attend a Western Spirit trip.
  • Exceptions are made on a case by case basis utilizing pre-trip testing.
  1. Daily Procedures / No Communal Touch Points:
  • Guests will touch only their own gear and rental gear is assigned to the same person for the entire trip.
  • High traffic areas, such as visitor centers or popular trailheads, will be avoided. Itineraries are subject to minor adjustments in order to avoid such locations. 
  1. Mealtime Procedures
  • Guides will be responsible for serving all meals, appetizers and desserts. Individual plates/bowls/utensils will be used. 
  • We use a 4 bin dishwashing system. All dishes and utensils are sanitized in this process.
  • Guides are certified Safe Food Handlers and have been trained to National Park Standards which include virus awareness techniques.
  • Guides will wear gloves while serving food and change gloves as necessary to avoid any cross-contamination.
  1. Shuttling Procedures
  • All passengers in shuttle vans will wear masks. 
    • Western Spirit will supply a facemask if guest does not have one. 
  1. Between Trips
  • Surfaces in shuttle vans are completely sanitized and cleaned between trips, using the recommendations outlined by the park. 
  • All equipment is completely cleaned and sanitized between trips.  
    • Rental camping gear will be washed after every use. 
    • Bikes are tuned, as well as washed.
    • Kitchen equipment and coolers are all washed and sanitized.
  1. Dealing with someone who starts experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Evacuate the person from the trip as soon as possible. Isolate the person from others as much as possible until this is accomplished.
  • Symptomatic person should wear a mask, social distance, have their own tent.
  • Notify NPS public health consultant and local health department.