Dear Specialized Riders,
It’s difficult to comprehend the extraordinary circumstances we are all facing right now, and we wanted to take this moment to send our heartfelt thoughts and strength to all.
As countries across the globe are doing everything to slow the spread of COVID-19 we are also taking additional safety measures to protect our employees, retailers, and riders.
We ask you, as Specialized riders, to do your part to help stop spread the virus as per government guidelines and to also consider the risks of a crash and the resources available at hospitals in your area.
While we navigate such uncertain times, it is still important to stay fit, both physically and mentally. As riders, we are lucky to be able to rely on our bikes for both transport and exercise to keep our bodies moving, whether it is indoors or outside. Government guidelines have also recommended that community sport and active recreation can continue where they do not constitute a mass gathering.
We wanted to let you know that you can continue to access servicing, bikes and equipment through Specialized retail partners across Australia. Our retailers are following all guidelines and precautions to ensure a retail visit is safe for both you and their teams. If you are concerned, call your retailer ahead of your visit. You can find your local retailer here.
In our offices, we are adopting best practices for workplaces, whilst still ensuring we can support our retailers and riders.
While we support one another through this trying time, we remain more confident than ever in the power of the bike to support our physical and mental health, to stay connected and serve the local transportation needs of riders across the globe.
Stay safe and look out for each other.
Together, we will pedal the planet forward.
Mike Sinyard, CEO and Founder