OYM and COVID-19
OYM has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation to help ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community. We feel the cycling community, and the active lifestyle community at-large, are well prepared for moments such as these. The skills, and attitude, required to venture out on new routes translate well in uncertain times. Still, we ask everyone to be more aware, more courteous, and most of all be healthy. We will get thru this and we will see you on the road again.
Our physical location has been incredibly busy. We are experiencing above average repair times, and above average door traffic. We are doing our best to prioritize the severity of repairs and will, at our discretion, repair your bike while you wait. This is handled on a case by case basis. Please be patient regarding these measures, its for everyone's benefit. Detailed support information is below.
Group Rides, Bike Fitting, and Training Sessions
All OYM sponsored events, rides and training sessions have resumed. New is our "B" level Thursday ride. Bike Fitting will be offered by appointment only.
Our brick-and-mortar store continues to remain operational as a service and repair center to support the general public. To maintain a clean store, we feel curbside service, face coverings, and social distancing are our best defenses.
Don't want to venture out? We completely respect that and encourage you to call us! We live here too, so it is not a problem for us to pick up your bike or repair it on site. Just give us a call and fill us in on your situation.
We are also available for digital communication to answer questions and advise on repairs via our NEW website chat (look to the lower right corner!), you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us by phone at 561-842-2453.
- Bicycling continues to be an essential transportation mode for many Americans, particularly those who don’t own cars--more than 10% of U.S. adults.
- People are riding bikes now to respect social distancing protocols. Transit modes and ride sharing can’t guarantee the same protections.
- Half of the trips that Americans traditionally make are three miles or less. Today, as more people work from home and avoid lengthy commutes, more trips are short and easily completed by bike.
- Local bike shops support these essential trips to grocery stores or pharmacies by providing community services similar to auto repair shops or gas stations.
- Bicycling provides significant physical and mental health benefits that can counter the downsides of social isolation.
Thank you from the OYM Crew.