In March, nationwide sales of bicycles nearly doubled compared with the same period last year. Sales of commuter and fitness bikes in the same month increased 66%, leisure bikes jumped 121%, children’s bikes went up 59% and electric bikes rose 85%. By the end of April, many stores and distributors had *sold out* of low-end consumer bikes.
“We are seeing people who hadn’t biked before are trying it for the first time. We are going to see a lot more of that.”
The United States is facing a shortage of bicycles as anxiety over public transportation and a desire to exercise has sent the demand surging.