Coronavirus

Posted March 19, 2020

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — After some considering, organizers of the Outerbike demos have decided to stick with their October dates for an event in Moab, even though the dates conflict with the re-secheduled Sea Otter Festival.

Posted March 19, 2020

Due to the changes in our global environment; we are on the edge of a huge upswing. Even with a change to our normal business operations, independent bicycle retailers should expect cycling demand to increase and stay there.

Posted March 19, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Organizers of Taipei Cycle, the trade show originally scheduled to be held this month, have canceled a subsitute event that had been scheduled for mid-May.

Posted March 19, 2020

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — After announcing two days ago it was cutting hours of operation, Dick's Sporting Goods now has decided to temporarily close all stores beginning today because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 18, 2020
Photo by Yoav Aziz on Unsplash

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Bike use in New York City is on the upswing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and retailers are seeing the positive effects. However, they are bracing for a possible shelter-in-place order that could curtail retail shopping or even mandate store closures.

Posted March 17, 2020
Photo by Andrey Grinkevich on Unsplash

MOAB, Utah (BRAIN) — For many mountain bikers and Spring Breakers from around the country, a March trip to Utah is an annual tradition. But this year the town would rather tourists stay home. Starting Tuesday evening it could be very difficult to find a place to sleep, eat or rent a bike there.

Posted March 17, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With travel restrictions increasing and social distancing the norm, it's no surprise cycling training camps and two-wheeled travel excursions are being called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted March 17, 2020

Retailers who are on shaky ground will have a very hard time weathering the storm.

Posted March 17, 2020
Philadelphia includes bike shops on its list of essential businesses.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Despite an order from Bay Area health officials that all "non-essential" businesses close Tuesday, at least a few bike shops remain open, arguing that they are performing an essential service during the region's shelter in place order.

Posted March 17, 2020

PITTSBURGH (BRAIN) — Dick's Sporting Goods said it will close 10 stores in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shorten its hours of operation.

Posted March 16, 2020
UPDATES with Bay Area Shelter in Place announcement.
University Bikes' Michael Pope prepares to wipe down a service bike on Sunday. BRAIN Photo.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — With increased concern over COVID-19 and news of national retail chains closures, bike retailers are reassessing their response.

Posted March 16, 2020

Tough Love in the time of coronavirus: when everything's on sale all the time, your MSRP isn't a price. It's a joke.

Posted March 16, 2020

Dear BRAIN reader,

With the cancelation of trade and cycling events across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to provide an update to the BRAIN community about our plans for the coming weeks and months as it relates to our collective safety and our ongoing coverage.

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