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High gas prices have some drivers bicycling to work instead

High gas prices have some drivers bicycling to work instead

IOWA’S NEWS NOW PHOTO: Cyclist experts at Hall Bicycle Company in Cedar Rapids tell us they usually see an increase in sales and people having…

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IOWA’S NEWS NOW PHOTO: Cyclist experts at Hall Bicycle Company in Cedar Rapids tell us they usually see an increase in sales and people having work done on their bikes this time of year anyway as we head into spring.

As experts warn we can expect to keep seeing high prices at the gas pump, those rising prices may be driving more people to alternative forms of transportation.

Cyclist experts at Hall Bicycle Company in Cedar Rapids tell Iowa’s News Now they usually see an increase in sales and people having work done on their bikes this time of year anyway as we head into spring.

They ask if you’re thinking about making the switch, be sure to have an idea of what style of riding you want to do.

That extra preparation will make it easier to pick out the right bike that’s fitted for you. "A majority of people are looking for something they can commute with but they can also take on the trails too and also get the most out of their bikes," Hall Bicycle Company Sales Manager Julius Kilpatrick said. "So a lot of people are interested in more hybrid options, kind of more universal options than committing to a road bike." If you are thinking of picking up cycling, there are e-bikes that can help get you over the hilly parts of your commute.

Just be sure to remember your safety basics, including a properly fitted helmet and reflective or flashing lights, so you can be […]

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