With many New Yorkers nervous to take public transportation, bicycling has become a more appealing alternative. But getting your hands on a bike isn’t so easy nowadays. Bicycle Habitat, which has locations in Chelsea and Brooklyn, warned on Thursday that there aren’t many bikes out there to buy right now.
“There is a national bike shortage, unlike anything I have seen before. This is due to increased demand and extensive disruptions to the supply chain. My advice: when you see something that you like – BUY IT. I expect to have a very limited inventory of our most popular bicycles very soon.”
Bike stores in other parts of the country are reporting a similar trend.
How are you getting around, aside from your feet? And if you’re not getting around, how do you expect to move around when restrictions are eventually lift?