Now that people can no longer afford to drive their SUVs, many of them are buying bikes. This could also help control overpopulation!

In, Leander Kahney quotes bike store owner Kevin Menard as saying, “The gas prices are the best thing that ever happened to cycling. I hope they go up even more.”Kahney quotes bike industry CEO Rich Kelly as saying, “While the economy is really sketchy right now, it’s not for the bike industry.”

He quotes bike advocate Tim Blumenthal as saying, “[Biking] bucks the general economic trends. There doesn’t seem to be many businesses that are thriving, but the bike business is doing very well.”

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