Bicycle Retail Industry Directly Helps Essential Employees

Bicycle Retail Industry Directly Helps Essential Employees 1

Bicycle Retail Industry Directly Helps Essential Employees

From donating free bikes, free PPE shields, and free helmets, to offering proform discounts, the bicycle retail industry is stepping up to support couriers and other essential employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

Free Bikes for Essential Workers

Need a ride? Specialized will give you a bike. Through its just unveiled Essential Rides for Essential Workers initiative, Specialized wants to provide safe, reliable and convenient transportation to essential workers helping to get our communities through the pandemic.

If you’re an essential worker in the USA yourself, or you know one, apply or refer someone you know at and answer eight simple questions. That’s it! Submissions are collected through April 22. Final donations will be made on a first-come-first-served basis to qualified applicants.

Specialized Essential Rides for Essential Workers

Helmets for Couriers

Thousand is supporting the cycling community by supplying bike couriers with free helmets (while supplies last) to help protect their heads as they do their essential work. So far, they have sent out over 100 helmets to couriers.

If you are a bike courier in need of a helmet, or know one in need, reach out directly to A paystub or proof of current employment by a courier service is required.

Thousand Free Courier Helmet Program

Pro Deals for All Couriers

Through 2020, Chrome Industries is extending its CHROME Pros Program to all couriers; including cycling, foot and cars providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. 

CHROME Pros Program benefits include special discounts on CHROME gear, and special offers throughout the year. Those interested should apply here.


PPE Shields for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Colorado-based YETI Cycles  has temporarily refocused their production efforts to making PPE shields that help to extend the safe use of an N95 mask. Production began on Saturday and they’re ramping up to produce 1,000 shields a day.

They need your help getting in touch with those in need in Colorado. If you are a healthcare worker or first responder, please email and include “Face Shields” in the subject line. Or if you know someone in need, please share this post with them.

PPE Shields from YETI Cycles

Do you know of other bicycle retail industry companies directly helping essential workers? Email

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