2020 has undoubtedly been a tumultuous year. The COVID-19 pandemic changed our daily routines and habits, leaving many to wonder what going back to "normal" will ever look like. Companies and individuals have faced tremendous challenges, with no area of our lives left untouched by the disease.
The bicycle market saw its own unique impacts from the pandemic. Many people turned to exercise and outdoor recreation to pass the time and safely get some fresh air. As a result, bike sales increased at the same time that transporting materials became harder than ever. Here at Loco Cycles, production plans have been delayed tremendously — and we're not alone in that problem.
It's been hard to know that bike-enthusiasts who normally rely on us for their cycles were often met with "sold out" notices. We also know that it's been frustrating to not have many alternatives to turn to. Many valued customers have reached out with inquiries about our products and inventory, and we're excited to provide you with an update. Our team is working incredibly hard to restock existing models and launch exciting new lines, which we hope to have in stock by mid summer of 2021. The weather will be warming up, and we can't wait to help you get out and ride.
Amid all of the craziness, Loco Cycles is striving not only to maintain our quality service, but improve it. We're constantly planning stronger products with health, safety, and environmental sustainability in mind. We at Loco Cycles are thrilled to have helped meet bikers' needs for over a decade, and we plan to continue to innovate and impress for years into the future.
We will continue to adapt to the world's changes, and we hope that our bikes can help you navigate them as well. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our phone call response times have been significantly delayed. However, we always love hearing from you through email, at email@example.com.
Happy New Year!
The government requires drivers to keep license plates on their vehicles to protect public and private safety. Commuters are opting to ride bicycles over driving cars for any number of positive lifestyle benefits, but cyclists trade off the safety afforded to drivers.
License plates are not required by law for bicycles in most areas, but there are various benefits to implementing this measure to protect cyclists in reckless riding behavior. Several American states have attempted bicycle license plate systems on a provisional basis, as documented.
Whether you are a leisurely bike rider or consider more of a passion, all riders should be in the habit of regularly cleaning their bike. Simply put, a clean bike looks betters, operates better, and will last longer.
Even if you are using your bike just to cruise to the beach or around town, Bicycling.com recommends, "Cleaning your road bike monthly (or every 20 to 25 rides) and a mountain or 'cross bike more often". So, while it may be easier just to put your bike back in the garage after a few rides, making an effort to wash your bike monthly (even if it doesn't look dirty) can really help extend the life of your bike and help with day to day operation of the bike!