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Fort Myers bike shop facing high demand and supply shortage amid pandemic

Bicycle shops face nationwide bike shortage in SWFL
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Posted at 8:02 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 08:02:28-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — As people search for more ways to get outdoors during the pandemic, bicycle shops in Southwest Florida are feeling the pressure to keep up with sales.

Paradise Bicycles in Fort Myers started seeing a spike in sales, last June.

They say bikes became a hot ticket item when communities went into lock down at the beginning of Covid.

“People were just sick of being inside very, very quickly,” said Manager Greg Sharp. “A lot of people had either been furloughed or requested to take time off so they had more time to spend with their families.”

However, shops across the country are now facing another issue.

Paradise Bicycles says there’s currently a nationwide shortage in bike production and supply chains.

In this segment, Manager Greg Sharp explains how the high demand and shortage in bikes are impacting local businesses.

To find more information on Paradise Bicycles, click here.

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