Pumping the brakes on bike season

Winter weather keeps bike racks empty and hurts area bike shops.

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018 7:53 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. –Rochester cycling, Bicycle Sports, to Erik’s Bike Board Ski, the story is the same.

Late April snowfall is making business slow.

Charles Tri is the founder and owner of My Bike Guy, a mobile bike shop.

“There is no better advertising for my business than good weather,” he said.

Just like the other shops, he said he’s seeing slow business because of the winter-like weather. Being a shop on wheels is an advantage for Charles’ business, but snowy weather can make it a disadvantage.

“Is it going to be safe for me to drive and commitment to those appointments? And if not, I'll contact those appointments and let them know I won't be able to make it because of the weather,” he said.

While cold weather may keep people from pedaling, Charles said it doesn’t have to.

“Riding in the winter is more fun than you think. If you want to ride in this stuff. If you want ride in this nice fluffy powder we got fat bikes are the way to go,” he said.

Learn more about fat bikes here

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