Linus Bike Reacts to Article on the Impact of Providing Safe Parking for City Bikes

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Bike manufacturer Linus Bike responds to an article on how providing safe parking for city bikes impacts local businesses in Alexandria, VA.

On January 28, bike manufacturer Linus Bike reacts to an article in the Alexandria Times by a local cyclist who contends that providing a safe parking place for city bikes would benefit the area because it would welcome more cyclists to local establishments before and after their riding excursions.

According to the article published by the Alexandria Times, the local cyclist maintains that King and Union streets in Alexandria, VA is an ideal location for cyclists. “It’s at a major bike intersection in Alexandria; there’s coffee and ice cream (the twin vices of cyclists); plus a place to grab a good and fastish meal and some water if you make it mid-point of your ride.” If there’s limited bike parking in the area, cyclists are willing to go elsewhere.

Local cyclist Daniel Mehaffey explains that cyclists are assets to local businesses and many of them could miss out on potential business from cyclists if there’s no bike parking. In the Alexandria Times, he says, “They might not know that cyclists get up at the crack of dawn to ride the Mount Vernon Trail, and they usually want a cup of coffee first thing, when the streets are quiet and there are few customers.” He adds, “Then, on returning, nothing hits the spot more than ice cream.”

“Cyclists have a positive impact on the community and local businesses,” Linus Bike representative China Reevers says. “Parking accommodations are essential to ensuring that their bikes are secure,” Reevers adds. Linus Bike applauds Mehaffey and his encouraging efforts to promote cycling infrastructure.

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.


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