Our COVID-19 Response for Safety

Our COVID-19 Response & Respected Safety Measures

Whether you are a past, present, or future guest of ours, we want to communicate to you our perspective on COVID-19 and our related policies.

Firstly, please know that there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our guests and staff. In that regard, we have diligently reviewed all of our current, best practice operating and safety procedures to ensure adherence to the latest CDC guidelines regarding sanitation of equipment and gear, disinfection of communal surfaces, and availability of hand washing stations or hand sanitizer.

In most cases, this just means doing a little bit extra of what we already do every day. We will continue to monitor these practices, and keep up-to-date with CDC, state and local health authorities guidelines as the situation develops (and hopefully declines!).

We firmly believe that getting out in the woods and on the water is an excellent way to relieve stressors, as nature is a safe and healing environment.

OUR MISSION: To be the hub for human-powered recreation in Keweenaw County by providing essential goods and services that connect people with awe and respect to the Keweenaw Peninsula – ultimately contributing to the region’s well-being through education, stewardship, conservation and responsible tourism.

Visiting our Shop
  • Maximum of 3 customers (or 1 family) in the shop at one time, maintaining 6’ distancing inside.
  • Wear a facemask.
  • Book ahead of time and sign digital waivers on-line.
  • Disposable mask can be provided for $1 donation to the Copper Harbor Trails Club. Fabric masks are available for purchase (and proceeds from sales go to local food-bank).
  • A Plexiglas barrier is between counter and front desk, and also between mechanic and customers.
  • Hand sanitizer is readily displayed and accessible for customer use.
  • Have instituted frequent cleaning/disinfecting of commonly touched surfaces…door knobs/handles, light switches, phones, tablets, front desk counter, credit card processor, bike tools, pumps, etc.
Staying at our Lodging
  • Incorporating a mix CDC and Airbnb guidelines for the housekeeping of our units.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, with special attention to frequently touched surfaces.
  • We ask that you please bring-your-own comforter/blankets, as these are difficult for us to thoroughly wash between each stay. If you have any questions in regard to this, please give us a call: 906.289.4303.
Going on Sea Kayaking Tours
  • Staff will disinfect shared non-porus equipment after each use.
  • Staff will wash/disinfect all shared porus equipment including wetsuits, PFDs and sprayskirts following each use.
  • During instructional, guides to maintain minimum of 6’ distance between all customers and themselves during on-land instruction.
  • Guides and guests wear facemasks when in close proximity for kayak and gear sizing/adjustments.
  • Guides to give more verbal direction to participants verses hands-on help where feasible (i.e. adjusting foot pegs and attaching sprayskirts).
  • Customers are to drive their own vehicle and meet staff at tour departure destination verses driving in a KAC vehicle.
Renting Bikes and/or Going on Bike Tour
  • Staff will disinfect rider contact points (grips, shifter levers, brake levers and saddles) as part of each rental after ride.
  • During instructional and while riding, guides to maintain minimum of 6’ distance between all customers and themselves.
  • Guides and guests wear facemasks when in close proximity for bike sizing/adjustments.
  • Guides to give more verbal direction to participants verses hands-on help where feasible.
Riding the Mountain Bike Shuttle
  • NOTE: Due to these new COVID-19 safety regulations (e.g. reduced capacity and a daily “cap”), the cost has increased this year and discounted multi-day and season passes are unfortunately not available at this time. We hope restrictions may be relaxed later in the summer so we can increase our capacity and return to lower rates.
  • Reduced capacity per van and daily cap of passengers – STRONGLY recommend advanced reservations to guarantee availability (and to sign online waivers).
  • Driver and customers required to wear facemask when in the van.
  • Seating assignments of one passenger per seat row to maintain as much distance as possible.
  • Customers advised to “Dial Down the Rad Factor” to try anything new or outside their comfort zone so as to avoid contact with first responders and unnecessary use of medical resources.
  • Driver to close and open all doors.
  • Windows opened for optimal ventilation when weather permits.
  • Driver to wash/sanitize hands during shift as feasible.
  • All contact surfaces in van disinfected following each shift.
Renting Sit-on-top Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-up-Paddle Boards
  • Staff will disinfect all shared non-porus equipment surfaces following each use.
  • Wash/disinfect all shared porus equipment including PFDs following each use.
  • Encourage customers to drive their own vehicle and meet staff for drop-offs and pick-ups. Masks will be required for driver and all customers riding in KAC vehicles.
Going on Hiking Tour
  • Guides to maintain minimum of 6’ distance between all customers and themselves.
  • Customers are to drive their own vehicle and meet staff at hiking destination verses driving in a KAC vehicle.