Along with board games, yoga mats, and yeast, bikes have been flying off the shelves in Texas since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
That’s according to NBCDFW, who called bicycles “the new toilet paper.” At companies like North Texas-based Bicycles Inc., bicycle sales are soaring, reports the news outlet.
The increase in interest in bikes across Texas may be due to many Texans simply being out of work and restless, while others have touted trying to work off the “Quarantine 15”.
In fact, according to a New York Times report, the rise in cyclists has created a “severe” bicycle shortage. We imagine it will also cause an increase in the number of bicycle accidents.