Sunday, May 11, 2008

Oil Price increases Bike Sales

BISMARCK, N.D. - Four-dollar-a-gallon gas is good for business — if you run a bike shop. Commuters around the country are dusting off their old two-wheelers — or buying new ones — to cope with rising fuel prices, bicycle dealers say.

"Everyone that comes in the shop is talking about the gas prices," said Barry Dahl, who opened Barry's Bikes in Bismarck in April. He sold more than 50 bicycles in the first month, double the projections in his business plan.


Welcome new bike commuters!

When you cancel your auto insurance and gym membership you will finally feel the liberation of carfree life.

1 comment:

dirtycrumbs said...

It would be great if now we begin to see more commuter bikes in shops and fewer "weekend warrior" machines... Promoting the commuting lifestyle would go a long in way winning over a new crop of bike buyers...