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The Pandemic Sparked a Bicycle Boom — But Good Luck Buying One

Nick Swartsell
MoBo's Nate Kemphues speaks with a bike shopper at the nonprofit's annual bike sale.

Of the many unforeseen impacts of the global pandemic on daily life, the increased popularity of cycling is probably one of the more surprising and positive. 

Mirroring national trends, Greater Cincinnati has seen more people taking to two wheels over the past year. That's been great for the cycling community, but has also put a severe crunch on supplies of new bicycles as demand outpaces the capacity to build them. But despite shortages, there are still places to get used bicycles and parts. 

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the boom in bicycling are Reser Bicycle Outfitters owner Jason Reser and MoBo Bicycle Coop's Nate Kemphues. 

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.