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Call It A Tour De Force, Pandemic Causes Surge In Bike Riding

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In what’s being called a cycling “explosion,” the pandemic has caused a big rise in people riding bikes!

Eco-Counter, which collects bike data, reports that bicycle counts have “significantly increased” across most of North America compared to usual.

In return, this is causing retailers shortages with some specific models on back-ordered until October.

The busiest times are at weekends, suggesting the rise is mainly down to recreational use. Data also shows that the rise can be credited to the fact to that it’s a good social-distancing practice while getting fresh air.

Have you taken your bike out for a ride lately?

Full story at TheGuardian.com


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