Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Cancels the Monster Cookie; Some Shops Shifting to Appointments

With the April 26th date for the Monster Cookie within the window of the pandemic, the Salem Bicycle Club has decided to cancel the Cookie.

The Monster Cookie is canceled this year
The sudden wave of unemployment claims is staggering. Food and beverage, hospitality and tourism have all been gutted. You may have seen that Powell's closed. Retail is impacted also. It's a time to think about what stores and businesses you value especially, and to give them extra business as you are able.

A State of Oregon Economist wonders - via twitter
Bike shops have also begun to modify hours and practices, and here's a brief roundup. Things are fluid, and liable to change quickly, so best to call ahead if you need service. But of course, it's best to stay at home as much as possible. (3/23 Update - Everyone is now on or moving to appointments only with a locked front door. So call ahead.)

Home industry campaign, October 2nd, 1919


Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

(Added some updates on the shops: Mostly more locked front doors and moving things to appointment basis.)

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

(Another round of updates and most everyone has finished moving to appointment-only, no walk-ins. Though you might be able to call from the sidewalk.)