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The Effect of the Pandemic on Bike Sales

August 18, 2020 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching, including how we travel around town. While most areas have implemented stay-at-home orders, people still need to travel to essential jobs, grocery stores and for exercise. With public transportation discouraged due to the virus’s highly transmissible nature, many people have been turning to bicycles as their main mode of transportation. In Naples, FL and across the country, bike sales during the pandemic are ever growing, and people are enjoying the cleaner air. Can we expect the surge in popularity to continue? A bicycle shortage For the first time in decades, there are no low- to mid-range consumer bikes to be found anywhere. In March 2020, bike sales increased during the pandemic in Naples, FL... View Article

Five Tips for Bike Riding During Summer Heat

July 29, 2020 4:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer cycling in Naples, FL is an excellent way to stay in shape, enjoy the outdoors and spend quality time with the family. However, it’s important to take certain precautions while biking during the summer. Use the following tips to stay safe while you ride in the summer heat. Stay cool A key to biking summer safety in Naples, FL is to avoid overheating. Keep in mind that the hottest part of the day is typically between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Try to avoid summer cycling in Naples, FL during this time. If you decide to bike during the heat of the day, aim for the shade and take frequent breaks. It can also help to acclimate yourself to... View Article

Why Bike Riding Is the Go-to Activity During the Pandemic

July 15, 2020 4:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With many public places shut down, Americans have been searching for alternative activities, and bike riding in Naples, FL offers an ideal choice. Cycling offers several benefits, which more and more people are tapping into as the pandemic continues. If you’re looking for a pastime that is both enjoyable and healthy, consider cycling. Here’s why it is the go-to activity during the pandemic: Physical fitness: Cycling in Naples, FL builds both cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, all without putting too much stress on your joints. In other words, it provides great exercise, which helps keep your body healthy. This is important at all times, but it is particularly crucial to keep the body in good shape to fight illness if... View Article

The Bicycle Shortage Due to COVID-19

June 22, 2020 5:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve all seen news stories recently about shortages of various products related to COVID-19. Most coverage has focused on a lack of toilet paper, sanitary wipes, hand soap and hand sanitizer, but there are other shortages as well. One significant shortage that isn’t getting enough coverage is bicycles! This shortage has two causes: a lack of supply and high demand. Continue reading to learn more about how the novel coronavirus has impacted bike sales in Naples, FL. Supply Like many products in America, most bicycles on the road are manufactured in Asia. As you can imagine, COVID-19 forced many factories across China and other Asian manufacturing nations to shut down. Without any bikes being produced, bike shops across the country... View Article

E-Bikes vs. Regular Bikes: What You Need to Know

June 8, 2020 5:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bicycles have been a popular form of transportation and exercise since the early 1900s. More recently, however, riders have made the switch from standard bikes to electric models. As the name suggests, electric bikes—or e-bikes—are bicycles that are partially powered by an electric motor. This post will cover the difference between e-bikes and standard bikes, and teach you a little more about e-bike sales in Naples, FL. About e-bikes E-bikes have been around for about 20 years and don’t look all that much different from standard bicycles. The only difference in the structure is that e-bikes have a battery-powered motor, a drivetrain and a throttle to control the power. Though they’ve been around for a while, early models weren’t all... View Article