Dear Specialized Riders,
As COVID-19 spreads—and is now officially a global pandemic—we are taking additional safety measures to protect our employees, retailers, and riders. The health and safety of our global community is our top priority, and therefore, we have made the decision to take swift action to reduce the impact of the virus.
We ask you, as Specialized riders, to help stop the spread of the virus by respecting any riding and travel restrictions in your country, avoid riding your bike in groups, and to think seriously about the risks of a crash and the resources available at hospitals in your area.
Riders can continue to access Specialized bikes and equipment through our retail partners where possible, as well as at Specialized.com. To help support our retail partners, we are providing guidance for best practices in reducing the spread of the virus and are unlocking funds to help cover the cost of additional health- and safety-related materials.
We have directed all teammates in affected locations that can work from home to do so. For any essential teammates that need to work from a Specialized location, we are instituting staggered work schedules to reduce the number of people in the office at a single time, encouraging social distancing best practices, and we’ve added additional cleaning and personal hygiene protocol in accordance with World Health Organization guidance.
While we support one another through this trying time, we remain more confident than ever in the power of the bike to heal, inspire, and serve the local transportation needs of riders across the globe.
Together, we’ll pedal the planet forward.
Mike Sinyard, CEO and Founder