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RIDE REVIVAL

America is entering its third great bicycle revival in 150 years thanks to coronavirus

REUTERS/Jessica Kourkounis
The new old way to roll.

Michael Coleman hardly picked up his bike since leaving Washington DC for Austin, Texas in 2018. For months, it lay nearly abandoned in the garage.

Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

With a two-year-old daughter at home, and nowhere to go, Coleman bought a metallic-green hybrid bike with a child seat at the local bike shop. Coleman and his daughter have pedaled through Austin and bike trails winding into the rocky hills around the city almost every day since then. His daughter loves it.

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