Did you know that June 15th is Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day?  There are plenty of reasons to ride your bike to work. For one, it's a great way to save gas and lower your carbon footprint, because most motorcycles get far better fuel economy than most cars. We consistently get 40 mpg or better out of our Harley, more if Scott is by himself instead of riding two-up with me. Motorcycles also use less pavement space, and less parking space than cars. They cost less to buy and insure than a car. Oh yeah, it's fun, too!

 

So we heard some good news on the COVID-19 shutdown this week. As Tennessee continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the governor’s office announced Tennessee will lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and retail to instead focus on social distancing best practices effective May 22. The announcement from the Tennessee's Economic Recovery Group on Friday, May 15 is for 89 of the state's 95 counties and the next phase of reopening will go into effect on May 22.

 

According to the release, the capacity restrictions and guidelines will be issued to facilitate the safe reopening of larger, non-contact attractions on or after May 22.

 

Large attraction guidance applies to businesses that are able to "practice social distancing with strong measures to protect employees and customers." This includes race tracks, amusement parks, water parks, theaters, dinner theaters, auditoriums, and large museums.

 

Updates to restaurant guidance will include a lift on capacity restrictions which will allow for increased service as long as social distancing guidelines are followed, including keeping tables six feet apart.

 

We hope that by slowly lifting restrictions we will be able to enjoy some events this summer and fall that we have missed so much the last couple of months. Some big rallies that are happening around the country that you may attend that are moving forward are, Biketoberfest Daytona, June Bug Boogie, Kentucky Bike Rally, Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Panama City Beach Rally, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride. This is a good sign that things may be slowly returning to some normalcy.

 

Have you joined our Mailing List to receive our monthly email Newsletter?  If not, head on over to our website at www.ThunderRoadsTennessee.com and get signed up so you don’t miss out on any events happening around our state. You can also go to our website and check out the event calendar and weather forecast to plan your activities.   

 

Wishing all the biker dads out there a Happy Father’s Day… we hope your day is as special as you are and you get to take a minute for yourself, relax and go for a long ride!

Ride Hard Live Free,

Denise & Scott

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