Keep on Rolling: Rydjor Bike still working to keep people biking

Published 1:01 pm Saturday, March 28, 2020

As the world slows down and recreation options are limited, there is no better time to get out on a bike and ride.

With that in mind, Rydjor Bike Shop in Austin is doing what it can to keep people on two wheels and on a trail. The business remains open on a daily basis and it is also offering free delivery and curb side pick-up for online orders.

Rydjor Bike remains open to help people not only get their bikes repaired, but purchased as well.

“We’re doing well. Business is good and we hope it continues. We’re seeing a lot of people outside,” store manager Jon Burkhart said. “When you’re cycling, you won’t be in a crowd, the fresh air is good and exercise is shown to relieve stress and boost the immune system.”

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As it remains open, the shop is following the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control. The store isn’t allowing more than 10 people in at one time and customers are asked to space out by six feet and use the store’s hand sanitizer.

“We’re fortunate to have a large store where we have a lot of room. We haven’t had to turn anyone away,” Burkhart said. “A lot of our customers still feel comfortable coming and people are getting excited about getting out and riding in the fresh air as the weather improves.”

The shop also sells indoor fitness equipment to those who like to break an inside sweat.

Rydjor Bike Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.