My 21 year old son recently started his own bike repair business in our garage in the Chicago suburbs as a way to save money before he heads back to college. His Beat The Bike ShopTM bicycle repair business puts him in touch with both biking enthusiasts and people who just want to get their bikes "running" again.
There are hundreds of thousands of bikes in garages across america that are not in good working condition. You may have one or two in your own garage. Now may be a good time to get them to your local independent bicycle mechanic or bike shop for a good tune up. In a disaster when gas may not be available or roads may be impassable to vehicles, a bike may be a good transportation option. It isn't an option unless its running.
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