Bicycle Sales Surge With Americans Eager to Get Moving Again

Date: 2020-05-26 15:37:50

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Bike shops across the nation are seeing a spike in demand. With gyms closed, some consumers switched to bikes for exercise and stress relief. Parents were hoping their kids — staying home from school — would burn up their pent-up energy.

As America slowly reopens, commuters are turning to bicycles to stay away from crowds in subways and buses. More than 80% of Americans see cycling as safer than taking public transportation, according to an April survey of 1,000 Americans by manufacturer Trek Bicycle, one of the biggest-selling brands in the U.S., and researcher Engine Insights.

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