COVID19

Bike Shops Are Open in Colorado Despite COVID-19

Colorado has not shut down bike shops over COVID-19.

Listed as a critical business in Colorado, they’re still open for repairs and shopping, which is good news for any cyclists trying to get around town for the essentials: jobs, groceries, hospital visits…and fresh air.

But even though they haven’t been required to close, most of the shops are cutting back hours, limiting the number of customers inside to enforce social-distancing protocols, or offering curbside services only.

If you want to browse for a new bike or gab with the bike mechanic about your fixed-gear collection, wait till the shutdown is over. In the meantime, if you need parts or an urgent repair, the shops are ready to help. But no matter what shop you go to, call ahead. Things are changing quickly.

Cycleton in Stapleton, which plans to stay open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, has

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Good News from the Industry as it Rallies Against the Spread of Covid-19 [Update: Muc-Off Launch Anti-Bac Fight Back Program]

Among the constant bad news about the worsening spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands and people in the bike industry are trying to make the most of a bad situation. Check out some of the positive news stories to come through our inbox.

Muc-Off launch ‘Anti Bac Fight Back’ project

Muc-Off has added to their recent efforts of assisting with the shortage of plastic bottles for hand sanitiser by launching their new ‘Anti Bac Fight Back’ project. The new program from the UK based company sees them take three different approaches to the situation. Support front line workers, protecting people and global support.

Adding to their previous efforts Muc-Off is now providing ITU nurses with anti-bacterial moisturising creams to help with the soreness creating by wearing face masks during their shifts. The aim is to donate 100,000 products to front line health workers.

They have also released a new range

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Good News from the Industry as it Rallies Against the Spread of Covid-19 [Update: Santa Cruz Bicycles Produces Face Masks]

Among the constant bad news about the worsening spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands and people in the bike industry are trying to make the most of a bad situation. Check out some of the positive news stories to come through our inbox.

Santa Cruz Bicycles’ R&D Team Uses CNC Machinery to Produce Face Shields for Local Medical Staff

Although Santa Cruz, California is in a shelter-in-place like most of the world, Santa Cruz Bicycles’ R&D team is at work producing face shields (PPE) for local medical staff using sheets of plastic cut using their CNC machinery typically used for cutting carbon fiber as well as 3D printers used for prototyping.

The equipment is able to make up to 20 face shield lenses every 9 minutes, yielding ~1000 shields per day. Ten days were spent evaluating designs, developing multiple prototypes and getting feedback from local healthcare professionals to ensure the

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Capital Automotive Group Shows Sensitivity to Their Customers During COVID-19 Threat

RALEIGH, N.C., March 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading the way in prioritizing the health and safety of their customers, the Capital Automotive Group has taken the initiative to offer a variety of services during the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

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In order to eliminate further spreading of the disease, the Capital dealerships are meticulously following the CDC guidelines for a safe and sanitary environment for all by cleaning and sanitizing each department on a regular basis throughout the day. Additionally, they are offering innovative ways to purchase or service your vehicle by taking their showroom tables outside in the fresh air, where potential customers will have to opportunity to negotiate a deal or have their vehicle serviced.

“We are determined to provide safe surroundings to all of our patrons, as always, but especially during this unprecedented time,” commented Tim Michael, president of Capital Automotive Group. “We’re offering a

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