Where there’s a will, there’s a way – and if you’re lucky, there might be a new bike, too.
“Meet Nikki. She works full time as a waitress and was riding her bike to work each day,” the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook last week. “Recently, her bike was stolen and instead of giving up, she decided she would walk the half an hour to and from work each day.”
After learning of the server’s story, Traffic Crash Investigator Susie Dorio and Major Brian Hester surprised the woman with new wheels on Friday.
“Keep up the hard work Nikki!” the sheriff’s office said.
Across the country, bicycle inventory at superstores like Walmart and Target has sold out in recent months, as business booms at smaller shops for affordable “family” bikes, The Associated Press reports, per Fox 5.
“People quite frankly have panicked, and they’re buying bikes like toilet paper,” Jay Townley, an analyst for cycling industry trends at Human Powered Solutions, commented of the cycling craze. According to Townley, bike sales experienced their largest surge in the U.S. this spring since the oil crisis of the 1970s.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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