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Bicycle Shortage hits Glen Rock

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, the Glen Rock Police report that a resident on the 500 block of Doremus Avenue reported the theft of a Fuji mountain bike from his yard. The theft reportedly occurred sometime between Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 11th. And on May 14th a resident on the 400 block of Doremus Avenue reported the theft of three adult bicycles from her yard. A neighbor had witnessed this occur at approximately 12:30 PM and contacted the resident. According to the NY Times the US is facing an acute bicycle shortage due to anxiety over public transportation and the desire to exercise .

The Times reported,” In March, nationwide sales of bicycles, equipment and repair services nearly doubled compared with the same period last year, according to the N.P.D. Group, a market research company. Sales of commuter and fitness bikes in the same month increased 66 percent, leisure bikes jumped 121 percent, children’s bikes went up 59 percent and electric bikes rose 85 percent.

By the end of April, many stores and distributors had sold out of low-end consumer bikes. Now, the United States is facing a severe bicycle shortage as global supply chains, disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, scramble to meet the surge in demand.” Bikes have also been reported stolen in Ridgewood .

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