CHICO, Calif. – Local bicycle shops are facing a shortage due to gyms being closed and people finding alternative ways to exercise.
“It has gotten progressively more frustrating because the demand has not dropped,” said Manager at Amain Cycling, Evan Billman.” There are still people looking for bikes.”
Billman said that they have customers come into the store every day, but can’t always provide bikes for their customers.
“We have people coming in hoping to buy a new bike, and a lot of them, unfortunately, we have to put on a waitlist or tell them we just can’t get it at the moment,” said Billman.
Currently, Amain Cycling only has a third of what they normally carry.
“Most of what we are missing is the most popular stuff,” said Billman. “The entry-level, and the four, five hundred dollar bikes are very popular and we sell a lot of them and