MARIETTA,Ga (CBS46)– Several local business are being compelled to close their doors due to the coronavirus.
But local cycling studio co-owners obtained a little creative to keep their business afloat– as well as provide their consumers an electrical outlet while they’re stuck at house.
“We said, you know what, we’ve got 48 bikes sitting in our studio, collecting dust, and there are people out there who need it,” Kirsten Rickers stated.
Kirsten Rickers as well as Lee Oesterling, the co-owners of Cyclebar East Cobb, enabled consumers to take stationary bicycles house throughout the downtime brought on by the short-term closure.
“In like two days, we rented a truck and delivered them all,” included Oesterling.
Instead of entering into the studio, they’re using on-line courses– recognizing lots of people are stuck inside your home due to the coronavirus.
“It’s not just the physical activity that keeps us connected, it’s great therapy, and I think in times like this, we need it,” Rickers stated.
They bill a little rental charge monthly, which will certainly aid pay overhead the business requirements to pay during.
“We’ve had a lot of our riders say, you know what, we support you, we want to keep paying, even if they don’t have a bike, and when we do reopen, we’ll add rides to their account,” Rickers included.
“This is way for us to get the bikes to them, and if they keep their membership with us, they can have access to our livestream classes,” stated Oesterling.
The action from the neighborhood was frustrating, all 48 bikes were scheduled within hrs, as well as individuals are using to likewise get present cards for future flights to guarantee the business keeps afloat.
“Even more, our riders are so thankful, too, because they’re cooped up in their houses, they need to stay active, they’re used to being in here almost every day,” Oesterling stated. “We can’t wait to open our doors again and see everybody face to face.”