Shop owners see skyrocketing demand for bikes amid pandemic
October 18, 2020
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kristopher Hayne started looking for a mountain bike around the time the coronavirus pandemic began.
Six months later, he's still waiting to get one.
He called several bicycle shops, but "nothing was out there," Hayne said. "Bikes are hard to get a hold of right now."
With limited access to gyms, people are snatching up bikes as soon as they hit the sales floor, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. From April to July, U.S. bike sales were up 81% compared to the same period last year, according to the NPD Group, a marketing research company.
The pandemic has also disrup...