Nighttime Biciruta returns after a long absence, but with new rules

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With new health precautions, the nighttime version of Mérida’s popular community bike ride returns tonight.

The Biciruta Nocturna is the first Saturday of the month, complementing the Sunday-morning ride that has been coming back in stages since March.

Yucatán is under yellow alert, and the coronavirus cases that forced the state into lockdown have been steadily declining, health department data indicates. Although not yet declaring code green, Yucatán is easing up on business and social restrictions as the region enters high tourist season.

The nighttime Biciruta begins at 6 p.m. and continues until 10 on a car-free route that stretches between Palacio Cantón and the Monument to the Homeland.

The yellow-alert rules are the same on Saturday nights as they are on Sunday mornings. Participants must enter through sanitary filters, wear facemasks at all times, apply antibacterial gel to hands, and maintain a healthy distance of at least 1.5 meters from others. Cyclists must travel in single file.

Organizers also urge riders to wear brightly colored clothes and affix reflective tape to bikes.

The Biciruta in the Las Américas subdivision remains suspended until further notice.

Earlier: Biciruta among the popular activities halted under lockdown

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