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Ride Often, Shop Local, Stay Safe!

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Ride Often, Shop Local, Stay Safe!

In the midst of this uncertainty, bicycle brands are uniting, and they need your help. How can you help? First, they want you to get out and ride, respecting local outdoor activity ordinances of course. Second, they want to ask you to support your favorite local bike shop, and it’s easy. The fact is now you can get whatever you need from your favorite local shop delivered directly to your home. Just call your preferred shop to place your order for home shipment today!

Shops can sign up for retail to home delivery service through QBP or Hawley. Just about every shop has a QBP or Hawley account. Some suppliers are offering to ship direct right now as well. Most shops will have access to these types of services. QBP is actively contacting shops right now, as I’m writing this to enable them to sign up. If everyone calls their shops to express interest in this program, most retailers should be “in the know” by next week.

Retailers in the service can literally create a cart on QBP.com and change the shipping address to the customer’s residence. The sale goes to the retailer but the product gets delivered to the consumer at their house.

Sounds good right? Holler at your LBS to see what they have to say!

State Bicycle Co’s Social Distancing Challenge

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State Bicycle Co’s Social Distancing Challenge

It’s refreshing to see brands use these troubling times for some healthy and fun competition, all while benefiting key organizations. State Bicycle Co is running a social distancing challenge to see how far you can ride between now and April 5th in timed increments of 30, 60, or 100 minutes.

Here are the details:
-Riders choose their division we have 30/60/120 min options for Men and W/T/F and indoor and outdoor options.
-Riders can ride up to their allotted time but CAN NOT go over.
-State will have leaderboards to see who can ride the most DISTANCE over the set time.
-Registration is $5, everyone gets a patch who submits a ride, all profits 50/50 split between Aids Life Cycle and No Kid Hungry.
-State is encouraging people to ride solo only if they can not ride safely outdoors, as they have an indoor option.

See more information at State Bicycle Co.

IMBA Updates MTB Safety Measures During Covid 19

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IMBA Updates MTB Safety Measures During Covid 19

“Right now, protecting each other is more important than mountain biking. Staying home is essential to safeguard our communities and slow the spread of COVID-19. Our trails will be waiting for us. IMBA wants to make sure we will all be there for our trails.” —Dave Wiens, IMBA Executive Director

IMBA has released an updated number of safety measures to help us fully comprehend the magnitude of this pandemic we’re all in. Read IMBA’s updated procedures for how to safely ride in the current environment.

Riding on the road still maintains many of the same principals. Avoid crowded bike paths, or routes, take the road less traveled. Ride solo if possible, or with a household partner. If you must ride with a friend for safety or other reasons, maintain social distancing. Be safe out there, y’all. Remember, the safest place to be is indoors. Wash your hands!

This Pandemic is Not a Vacation

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This Pandemic is Not a Vacation

There have been a lot of discussions surrounding how to behave socially during the Covid 19 pandemic, yet a lot of the basic precautions are being ignored, and certain actions are affecting smaller communities across the globe. While we all should be self-quarantining, socially isolating, and staying at home over the foreseeable future, more importantly, we need to acknowledge that this pandemic is not a vacation.