Friday, March 28, 2008

High gas prices keep bike shops busy

Wess Klunk of Adventure Cycling & Fitness in West Manchester Township pulls down one of the bikes he'll tune up for spring riding.
From the York Daily Record (PA), 03.27.08:

Bicycle business is brisk
Many bicycle shop workers across York County used the same word to describe business on Wednesday.

Busy.

Some of the workers said the jump in business might stem from more people wanting to ride bicycles in an effort to spend less on gasoline while, at the same time, improving their health.

"People are making a concerted...effort to try to start riding to work," said Will Mahler, the bike shop manager at Ed's Ski and Cycle in Spring Garden Township. "If you can kill two birds with one stone, it's a great thing."

Ed Brandt, owner of Adventure Cycling & Fitness in West Manchester Township, said the shop has been busy with requests to service bicycles. "We're seeing a lot more people interested in commuting on their bicycles," he said. "I think it's obvious it's gas prices." (Read more.)
More evidence of a common theme these days, high gas prices causing more people to look seriously at bicycling.

Image: York Daily Record.
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