I'd like to actually pose this to the group at large. I have an odd work schedule where I have 12 interns at any given time but I have 2 breaks per year one is in May when from 5/1 - 5/18 I have no interns and another is in November from the 1st to just after thanksgiving. On may 18th, I get 12 interns and my summer riding season gets limited to just 3 day weekend getaways because of how much we have to get done in a short time in my program. I can't take summer vacations like many of you w/o sacrificing the team's output & success. So I applied for being off from work May 2nd - 16th as far back as January with the intention of doing the MA and NE BDRs at least up to my house in Lebanon NH which would put me around the 60% mark of the NEBDR and I'd probably not go any further north because a lot of the trails are muddy or closed still that time of year but I'd then finish up NEBDR at a random weekend in June. Given COVID-19, I was still planning on sticking to this plan but I'd camp the entire route instead of doing hotels, I'd pack my own food (bars & dehydrated) and sanitize my hands at gas stops. The next chance to do the BDR will not be until Spring 2021. I'm getting pushback obviously from friends and co-workers to not go and frankly they're being very aggressive with me about it but I'm not one of "those millennials" meaning I've been in my house since the first week of March and my state is locked down until June for non-essential activities so that's 3 months I'll be only leaving my house for dog walking & groceries and I'm on week 4 and haven't even gone grocery shopping yet thanks to my New England Hoarding of food & root cellar and food-saver preparation so as someone who has followed the rules for a month and my human contact has just been my girlfriend and our dog, and will continue to be my reality for 60 more days, I'd really like to still do my trip but aside from the social stigmas of doing it, what are the practical reasons? What I mean is what's legally limiting me from doing this trip? Are there states along the MABDR that will ticket or arrest me by doing this in May? Am I going to find myself unable to find Petrol or services? I know the risk of crashing and being hospitalized, that's not a legal limitation. I'm looking for honest responses to this trip planning w/o people laying on me the social stigmas which I'm well aware of, I'm looking for practical advice. To top it all off, I'm maxed out on paid time off so I'm forced to take every other Friday off so I stay under my maximum hours and that just means taking the day off but still being cooped indoors so MABDR in May was sort of something I was looking forward to and now that I'm seeing the social pushback I'm receiving despite going over and above on playing the rules so far, I'm guessing that this thread is not going to go well but I'm throwing it out anyway. With my 2 weeks off and unable to go south, I used to just roll up into the woods of Canada but I can't do that either and Maine/NH northern sections are all still covered in mud. I need to getaway and unplug from work for a week or two and a 2 week staycation in my 700 square foot house would make me insane...I'd just work anyway.