As we all work through this unprecedented pandemic, everyone at Emperor Racing hopes you and your families are safe and well. Please take special care during this challenging time.

Emperor Racing Status
Emperor Racing is practicing social distancing in accordance with our local guidelines, however we remain 100% operational with no delays in order processing or shipping.

Stay Healthy
We encourage riders to take special precautions during this pandemic. Remember, our sport is inherently dangerous – take special care to prevent unnecessary trip to the doctor or hospital. If you do choose to ride, practice social distancing and remember: ATGATT (all the gear all the time). Think twice about that triple red diamond trail.

Stay Happy
Dr. Sean O’Leary, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases says: “I am encouraging people to get outside in this time of social distancing, but being smart about it (…) being outdoors, whether it’s simply walking or exercising, has shown over the years to improve mental health.” You heard the Doc: improve your mental health.

Helmet Isolation
Riding is an inherently isolated activity. We are ultimately always alone in our helmets (we might all be a little anti-social, now’s our time to shine). Whatever you do outside, practice social distancing to avoid contracting or spreading the virus. You might feel great; but don’t become an unwitting disease vector. If you chose to ride alone, consider riding with an emergency satellite communicator like the Spot or Garmin In-Reach (having another recurring bill sucks, laying helpless and alone in a ditch under your bike sucks more.)

Avoid Crowds
If you chose to ride, visit the less popular areas and trails during less popular times. It’s spring, and for better or worse, many riders have more free time to ride than usual; i.e. the riding areas can get crowded. Try to ride in areas that are less popular during off times.

Practice Excellent Hygiene

  • Avoid touching surfaces and touching your face while out.
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you in case you accidentally do touch something that hasn’t been disinfected. 
  • Avoid drinking from public water fountains, given other people’s noses and mouths get close to them. 
  • Wash your hands when you get home. Better yet, take a shower; wash your bike later.
  • Pack a lunch, dinner, i.e. food; whatever you would normally grab from a store when you go out to ride. Avoid unnecessary interactions with others.

Parting Thoughts
This pandemic is affecting us all and it’s hard. Be safe, be responsible and take care.

* Nothing expressed herein should be considered medical or legal advice. Consult your Doctor, your lawyer, the WHO, the CDC, your local government for advice.

** Don’t mistake anything herein as flippant in the face of tragedy. We’re going to come through this stronger as a community.