Cycling boom creating limited supply for shops in Wisconsin, around U.S.

Staff expect prices may remain unchanged for the near future.

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – A cycling boom sparked during the pandemic continues leaving bikers side-lined.

Between December 2020 and February of 2021, sales grew 55 percent nationally compared to the same time during the prior year.

Local shops are seeing what they call a “perfect storm.”

Staff at Coulee Bicycle Company say that while production is up, the demand is keeping the supply limited.

“We’ll expect probably for prices to hold steady for a while. It’s hard to say if things will go back down,” said Coulee Bicycle Company owner Robbie Young.

The cost of the raw materials, along with the price to ship bikes is driving the increase in prices.