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Wheel and Sprocket gears up for bike season while adjusting to pandemic guidelines

Posted at 6:57 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 07:57:12-04

FRANKLIN — Bike shops are deemed essential businesses under the 'Safer at Home' order because bikes are a primary mode of transportation for many people.

Local bike company Wheel and Sprocket has taken extra safety measures to ensure their customers and staff are healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The store has closed all fitting rooms and is doing extra daily cleans.

Owner of Wheel and Sprocket Amelia Kegel said as the temperatures continue to climb, there has been a slick uptick in customers interested in bikes.

Kegel said although times are hard mentally and emotionally, sometimes a good bike ride and some fresh air can help recharge your spirit.

“These are trying times right now and anything you can do to stay positive and feel good, that’s good for the psyche and the soul,” she said.

Normally around this time, the shop would put on their Bike Expo at State Fair Park. Due to the coronavirus, they are using online methods to get their deals to customers. The shop offers online sales and curbside pickup.

The shop will honor expo prices until the end of the month.