April 23, 2020
With COVID-19 infections growing exponentially over the last month, attention has been rightly focused on the toll the virus is taking on human health. Yet the economic repercussions are also devastating: Millions of workers are losing their jobs, and millions of small businesses are struggling to stay afloat.
For most cycling enthusiasts, the bike shop plays an important role in our lives; it’s one small business that’s definitely a priority for us in a situation like this. That’s because these shops are much more than mere retail settings — they are true community hubs, where cyclists gather to share stories and meet like-minded people.
Without community support, however, many of these enterprises will struggle to stay afloat. Even in states where they have been deemed essential and allowed to operate, many are dealing with significant restrictions and lower revenues.
Fortunately, there are things we can do to help. A recent Bicycling.com article provided a few smart tips to help keep your local shop (and local riders) stay healthy.
Gary Brustin isn’t just an attorney — he’s a lifelong cycling enthusiast who only handles bicycle cases. That makes him one of California’s most experienced cycling law specialists.
If you’ve suffered a bicycle-related injury or loss, we urge you to contact Gary’s offices for a free consultation.