Many customers and readers have asked and worried about us. This post is to reassure everybody that we’re doing fine at Rene Herse Cycles. For the time being, Seattle is relying on everybody’s best efforts of social distancing and staying home, and there is no mandatory lockdown. Fortunately, people are taking it seriously. I went for a walk today and saw a couple talk to the owner of a classic car – while keeping a distance of 8 feet.
At Rene Herse Cycles, we’ve instated policies to ensure the safety of our employees and others in our community. Where possible, our team is telecommuting. The other employees have staggered their shifts, so there is minimal contact. It’s a bit lonely to be working alone in the office and warehouse, but it’s the best way right now.
We appreciate your support in these difficult times. Thank you!
Speaking of Bicycle Quarterly, the Spring 2020 edition will be mailed on Tuesday. As so many of us have to stay home, we realize that good reading material is more important than ever. Switching off our computers, tuning out the bad news, and getting lost in a book or magazine may be the best way to deal with the current situation. We are increasing the frequency of mailing Bicycle Quarterly, so new subscribers don’t have to wait long before they get their first magazine.
The new Bicycle Quarterly combines far-off adventures like riding in Peru (on the cover) – because we must keep our dreams alive! – with attainable rides closer to home, such as our bike test of the Horse All-Road Elite in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains…
… and the inaugural ride of the Oregon Cascades Volcanic Arc 400 (OCVA 400) bikepacking route.
We thank you for your support, but most of all, we hope all of you stay safe. We’re all in this together, and our thoughts go out to everybody!