The bike really has the odds these days in Sherbrooke.
It is this that has been able to observe a team of VAT News during a trip to traders of bicycles, Monday.
In the workshops of repair, it does not stop ringing for a month.
The Coffee-bike of the Nations, there is a ten repairs a day and sells just as many bicycles new.
“There are a lot of new followers, a lot of gents and ladies All-the-World who had trips planned, trips canceled, so we just buy a new bike,” said Pierre-Luc Grenier, a partner in this business.
In Sports Marcel Langlois, for the same period of April to may, the traffic has doubled compared to past years.
“There are a few big models, but it was difficult to provide,” said Lysandre Charbonnieras, head of the specialist workshop for the professional cyclists in Sports Marcel Langlois.
Some people have chosen to dust off their old bike. Others are looking for a used one, because new ones at reasonable prices are increasingly rare.
In these times where people are limited in their choice of activities, some people discover the bike, others are rediscovering this hobby inexpensive.
This is the case of Claude Trudel, a lady of 81 years. After a break of twenty years, she wants to be introduced to it again, she has already been hiking in Europe.
“Here, lately, I like the taste of start over. So I bought this little bike around on Kijiji”, she explained.
The crowds on the bike paths is also much higher, have confirmed regulars encountered by TVA News.
And, police officers patrol on bicycles have bicyclists in the eye all the time, because yes, the rules of distance apply, even on two wheels.