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Yesterday, the Governor delayed his closure order until Monday. So for the weekend, bike shops can legitimately open if they want to. The Governor also release a revised list of businesses, but bike shops are not explicitly listed.
On Thursday, we sent a request to the Governor asking for a clarification as to what category bike shops fall under, arguing that they should be considered one of the businesses that are exempt from the order
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Support activities for road transportation
  • Other general merchandise stores
The Governor’s office did not provide a clarification, but did recommend that any business can ask for an exemption. The Waiver/Exemption Form for Non-Life Sustaining Businesses is linked on this page. We sent that link to our bike shop contacts.
Stay tuned for any updates or new information. In the meantime, stay safe and keep your distance!
Note: Public health recommendations around mitigating the spread of COVID-19 may be subject to change. This content may not reflect the current recommendations. For current recommendations around social distancing and outdoor activity, please check the CDC website.

Sarah Clark Stuart


Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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