WAUKESHA, Wis (SPECTRUM NEWS)- With many people limiting their typical summertime activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people nationwide are riding bikes.
At Fox River Sports and Spas bike shop in Waukesha, staff has been having to work overtime to keep up. Not only have they had to order extra inventory, but they have also seen a significant increase in demand for repairs. Owner Kim Alexander says as people dust off their bikes for the first time in a while, they often need some tuning up.
“People that haven’t ridden, they are bringing these bikes out that haven’t been ridden in a long time. They need lubrication. You can’t get it lubed until you get it cleaned first. Checking the chains. The simplest things,” says Alexander, when asked what kinds of repairs people ask for most often.
It isn’t just bikes seeing an increased demand. Fox River Sports also sells home spas. They say sales of home spa units are up as well.