As gas prices keep climbing, people choosing to get their bikes fixed

With Gasoline prices at record high levels, more drivers than ever are trying to unload their SUVs and get into vehicles that don't consume as much fuel. Some are moving to smaller more efficient cars, while others are hopping on public transit. Still others are opting for pedal power. Barry Dahl of Bismark ND seems to have picked a most opportune time to open his new bike shop. He sold more than fifty bikes in his first month in business. Bike shops all over the country are having record sales this year and even those who aren't buying new ones are getting their older bikes fixed up. Shops that have seen declining repair business for over a decade are seeing a big up-tick in business this spring. For those of you haven't ridden your bike to work yet this Friday may be a good time to start. The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Day on May 16. Depending on where you live, this may be the time to start. Fortunately here in the Ann Arbor area, we have lots of bike lanes and, for people who work in the downtown area, there are places to lock up your bike. Try it, you might like it.

[Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune]

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