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Trek Bicycle National Study Reveals New & Emerging U.S. Cycling Behaviors During Coronavirus Pandemic

WATERLOO, Wis., April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As many Americans across the country are facing extended social distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are turning to cycling as an alternate means of essential transportation, for mental and physical health, and to keep the kids busy. Today, Trek Bicycle released new results from a nationally representative survey of over 1,000 American adults 18-years-old and over, conducted in partnership with research firm Engine Insights. The study explores how cycling behaviors and attitudes are shifting amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, with results revealing that bike riding is perceived as a “safer” activity and mode of transportation compared to public transit, and more people are biking than before.

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Of Americans who own a bike, 21% of them have been riding more since the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be traced back to a need for less public and crowded forms of transportation, a

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:12 am    Post subject: My new old Trek bicycle Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought my Trek bike back in the early eighties, but I haven’t used it for awhile. I decided if I’m going to start riding again, either I need a new bike or the Trek needs some upgrades, and I couldn’t see spending two grand on a new made-in-China bike when the Trek’s made-in-the-USA frame is in good shape.

Bike technology has changed a bunch since the eighties. I’ve long wanted indexed shifting, and to switch from 27 inch tires to modern 700c tires for which there’s a much wider selection. And I’ve never been happy with the gear range on the Trek; its lowest gears are too high

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