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COVID-19 Actions and Preparations

Updated 8/8/2020

Dear Hub Customers,
  
Due to public health concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations and are offering some of our services by appointment only

We are not allowing customers to walk through our stores at this time. 

Please utilize our online store & curbside pick-up for purchases.  Shop here!


We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. While the state and federal governments have recognized that bike shops are essential to our transportation infrastructure and may stay open, we're grateful and remain cautious. The safety of our staff and community is a priority for us, and we understand that some people are reliant on their bicycles during this crisis. We urge you:  utilize our services only when it's essential. If you exhibit any signs of sickness please stay at home. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not respect our safety guidelines.
  

Sales

- If you need to make a purchase, please check our online store first. If you cannot find what you need, give us a call at our Minnehaha shop.
- Test ride appointments may be made--please call us at 612-729-0437 (leave a voicemail if necessary) to discuss bicycle options, and we will set you up with a time to come in and try bikes. During this call we will learn the rider's interests & preferred riding style, as well as their height.
- Test ride appointments will be limited to one person with up to three (3) bikes in a 60-minute session with our sales staff.
- While we've modified the shopping experience, our scheduled appointments are designed to be catered individually to YOU by our sales staff, with all bikes, parts, tools, accessories, and more available to be checked out at this time.
 

During All Appointments

- Any in-person interactions with our staff require a mask or face covering that covers nose & mouth, with exception to those who cannot keep a mask on their face (viz. children). For those who otherwise cannot wear a mask, we can accommodate you over the phone and from contactless pick up/drop off. 
- In order to keep the shop and merchandise safe for our staff and customers, please refrain from touching product or leaving the areas designated for customers.
- Respect a 6-foot distance away from people, including while standing in line outside. We have markings on our sidewalks and on our shop floors to help with this.
- Each test ride customer may bring a +1 into the store if needed. We ask that minors be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Cash is discouraged, but accepted. We have payment terminals that allow for minimal physical interaction, including ApplePay and other touchless options.
  

Repair Services

- We are slowly rolling in scheduled tune-ups & repairs by appointment and on-the-spot flat fixes and some quick adjustments. If you need your bicycle fixed or tuned up, please schedule a drop-off appointment online.
- Please be patient with our staff, as we are dealing with a high volume in our repair queue. 2-3-week turn-around times are typical for a busy summertime.
- Review the Appointment Drop-Off Procedure on our Repair Services  page; information about additional services and our Tune packages can also be found there.
- Our service staff is working to complete scheduled repairs within the promised timeline. As usual, we will contact you when your repair is complete and arrange for pick-up.

Schedule a Repair Drop-Off


Online Store

Our web store remains open 24/7:  SHOP NOW
Curbside pick-up available daily from our 3016 Minnehaha Ave shop
Due to high customer volume and reduced staffing, please allow 24-36 hours for processing of in-stock parts/accessories/clothing orders. We will contact you via email or phone when your order is ready for pick-up.
Bicycles can now be purchased through our online store!
* Each bike sale qualifies for our Customer Care Package benefits, including a free 90-Day Tune, and 15% off all accessories purchased in the same transaction
(use code: NEWBIKEDISCOUNT)! Accessory discount can only be applied with the sale of a bicycle. 
* Some in-stock bikes may not be purchasable online due to authorized dealer agreements...email us or call our shop at 612-729-0437 if you have questions about the product availability.
* Please allow 3-7 days from the time of purchase to pick up your bike from our shop. We will contact you when your new bike is ready to go home with you. 

Used Bikes & Parts

We are not currently accepting any trade-ins for bikes or parts right now, but do have a small selection of used bikes for purchase--check them out here! Our used parts Salvage Yard is not available for shopping at this time.


DIY Space & Open Shop Closed

We have made the decision to close our DIY space and cancel all Open Shop times (including Grease Rag) for the time being. Tools can be purchased through our online store and we have some resources available here on our website. 


Classes & Events

Classes at The Hub are slowly rolling back in!  Weather-permitting, we will be hosting some of our classes and events outside for now. We will be practicing safety protocols for all events, including:
- Masks that cover both nose & mouth are required by all.
- Social distancing of at least 6' with some physical barriers.
- Disinfection of all surfaces before & after events; limited sharing of tools and other supplies.
- Nitrile gloves available for attendees.
FREE Fix-a-Flat classes (weather-permitting) at the Midtown Farmer's Market, Tuesdays at 3:30pm & 5:30pm...come find our tent! The Market is held in the courtyard between our 3020 Minnehaha Ave shop and Moon Palace Books.

Grease Rag Open Shop will be starting up again on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays behind our Minnehaha shop (weather-permitting). 

Check out our calendar for specific dates, times, and other relevant updates about individual events. 


Students already registered for classes have been contacted and spots are being held for future classes.  If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for classes, reach out to our Education Coordinator at classes@thehubbikecoop.biz.  Depending how long this situation lasts, we are considering other teaching options such as virtual classes/lectures with Q&A, etc.  If you are interested in this possibility, or have other ideas, feel free to send an email to classes@thehubbikecoop.biz and we'll get back to you!


If you need to contact us for any other reason, call us at 612-729-0437 (leave a voicemail if necessary), or email us at thehub@thehubbikecoop.biz.
  
We appreciate your support, and hope to see you in our shops again soon. Until then, please do everything you can to help us flatten the curve. We will continue to provide updates through our newsletter (subscribe here) and social media channels.
  
Regards,
The Hub Bike Co-op