We have seen a lot of things change this year. One of them I never saw coming was the bike shortage. I know that biking has become very popular in the Hudson Valley but I never imagined that we could actually run low on bikes.

The COVID-19 outbreak has meant that a lot of things we just assume were easy to get suddenly became hard to find. I won't bored you with the list but you remember the toilet paper shortage. Anyway, with bikes in high demand and it being so hard to get a new one, it may be time to dig around in the basement or the garage. Why not find that bike you forgot you owned. It most likely won't be in working order so lucky for you the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County is hosting a community bike repair clinic.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County shared on their Facebook page this cool event that could actually be the reason you are able to get back up and go riding. The Community Bike Repair Clinic will be held this Tuesday, September 8th for 4 PM to 6 PM at the YMCA parking Lot. The address is 507 Broadway in Kingston. Everyone who plans to stop by must wear a mask. They scheduled the rain date for September 9th.

There are a lot of reason why biking has become so popular. One reason is believed to be people are trying to avoid public transportation. I think the other could be all the cool new trails in the Hudson Valley. The R2R in New Paltz and the rail trails that are now all over the Valley. So let's find that old bike and hit the trails need you.



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