In light of the CDC's revised COVID guidance for vaccinated individuals and the fact that 100% of our staff is fully vaccinated, it is time for Bike Touring News to update its COVID policies. Here's what we're doing:
Lifting Mask Requirements
As of Monday, May 24 BTN will no longer require masks for in-store services. Staff will have masks at the ready and will follow the customer's lead. If you (the customer) arrive wearing a mask, we will put ours on. If requested, we will happily mask up. We highly recommend that anyone who is not fully vaccinated wear a mask for the sake of other customers in the shop who may also not yet be fully vaccinated.
Resuming Open Shop Hours
Our retail store will be open for walk-in shopping 11am - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. Come on by if you're looking to browse or just want to stop in and say hi! Open hours are subject to change.
Continuing to Offer Appointment-Based Services
We will continue to encourage customers to schedule appointments for many services that benefit from the dedicated attention of a staff member. This allows us to provide the best possible experience for our customers as we are prepared for your visit ahead of time and you'll have the sole attention of one of our team for the duration of your appointment. You can view available appointments and schedule online via this link.
Resuming Planning of In-Person Rides, Campouts and Events
This is definitely the change that we're the most excited about! It has been far too long since we've been able to safely gather our community of bike travelers en masse and we can't wait to ride and camp with y'all again soon. No dates to announce just yet, but stay tuned to our social media for updates.
Thanks as always for your kindness, patience and support throughout this ongoing pandemic! If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above please reach out and let us hear them!
- the Bike Touring News team