Bike-OVID19! US Bike Sales Boom In Pandemic As Americans Hit Parks

As we reported earlier, a strange outcome of the COVID-induced lockdown was a surge in bike-sales (and sex toys, apparently). As we wrote here, Australians demonstrated odd purchasing habits during the lockdown, and it seems they were not alone.

Bikes sales flourished during nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns, as people were confined to their homes and local communities for several months under government-enforced public health orders to flatten the pandemic curve.

During this time, tens of millions of folks were laid off and filed for initial claims, and the lucky ones were able to work at home, which resulted in an unprecedented collapse in fuel consumption as automobiles were not needed. Employed or unemployed, millions flocked to local parks and trails, as they reconnected with nature as a stress reliever.  Read more

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