Coronavirus

Posted March 23, 2020
... for the actions being taken by shop owners, managers and staff to stay open on a limited basis to get and keep their customers rolling through these trying times.
Jenny Moore of Moore's Bicycle Shop

If you've ever questioned your value as a professional or to your community, that's in the past now.

Posted March 23, 2020
Kitsbow Cycling Apparel is manufacturing face shields and masks.

OLD FORT, N.C. (BRAIN) — Kitsbow Cycling Apparel told its employees after moving from California that job duties constantly would evolve to reflect an ever-changing product line.

Three months and one pandemic later, have they ever.

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.

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