Not Having Much Luck Finding a Good New Bike? You Aren’t Alone!
April 20, 2021, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
The COVID pandemic has had some positive impacts on daily life. One of these is the resurgence of interest in recreational activities like cycling. Bikes were snapped up last year during the first lockdown when people were desperate to exercise and to use them for commuting to work safely.
The supply chain and manufacturing issues that affected our meat, milk, and PPE supplies last year have continued to impact the supply of bikes this year. Most cycling stores are reporting a continued shortfall in their bike inventories.
With new bikes running between $350-$1000 though, it is easy to see why it may be impossible for a family to buy a set, or for an individual to afford one. This has resulted in a thriving used bike market.
Used bikes, refurbished and in good shape are now in higher demand than ever.
Cycling is a great family activity, good exercise and an efficient and safe way to get around and do everything from going to work or the park, to grabbing a few groceries at the store.
Bike shops that always have sold some good higher-end used bikes are now pivoting to sell a full range of used wheels. Other stores specializing in refurb bikes are popping up, and yet more stores are taking donations of old bikes which they will restore and sell to people in need for a fraction of the cost of a new one.
If you have a garage full of old bikes now may be the time to consider either selling them yourself or donating them to a charity / non-profit organization that will repair them and donate or sell them to those in need. Many locations either pour the revenue back into the cost of repairing new donations or they take the revenues and donate the profits to other charities.
Cycling is a wonderful activity that can keep you healthy and active while allowing you to see parts of your community that you may never have noticed before. The Region of Waterloo has an extensive network of safe bike paths that are waiting for you to explore.
Remember that you should wear a helmet to stay safe (children under 18 require them by law) and that you must obey all the rules of the road when you are riding your bike. If you are injured in a bike accident as a result of an accident with another bike, pedestrian or vehicle you should contact the experienced personal injury lawyers here at Deutschmann Personal Injury Law as you may be eligible for accident benefits.
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