Early in the pandemic, a revelation for many who found themselves stuck in place was that biking offered more than just exercise. It was a coping mechanism and a safe way to interact with others. It was freedom. And it was fun.
Soon followed a national surge of people discovering a growing network of trails. Parks throughout the country reported record trail usage. Many bike shops experienced high demand followed by a choking off of supply, as manufacturers worldwide struggled to keep factories and shipping operations going amid the pandemic.
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Story excerpt provided by Cleveland.com.
Written by Tim Warinskey.
Originally published April 12, 2022.