Demand for bikes skyrocketed during the pandemic, but suppliers have not been able to keep up.

Are you trying to buy a new bicycle and can’t find one in stock? You’re not alone.

Some of the racks are bare at Halls Bicycle Company in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The owner of the store, Mike Johnson, says if you’re in the market for a new bike, you could be in for a long wait.

“Initial order right now, depending on the bike, it could be anywhere from six months to a year and a half [before the] bike would come in,” Johnson said. “I think there’s some frustration for people getting ready for RAGBRAI, for Iowa’s Ride, that they wanted a new bike this year. It might not be available for them this year.”

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