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The bike industry continues to have low inventory due to pandemic supply issues


Story By Meghan Mamlock
Local News Published 04/06/2021 5:53PM, Last Updated 04/06/2021 6:51PM
Minocqua - The Northwoods is known for its outdoor activities. However, this upcoming summer you might have some trouble finding that bike or canoe this summer.

Andrew Teichmiller, the owner of Chequamegon Adventure Company, urges people to buy their bikes and watercraft sooner rather than later.  

"We are definitely still waiting for a lot of bikes to come in. luckily we have a lot of paddle boards and kayaks that have come in. The bike industry is definitely a hurting industry right now in terms of trying to keep up with production.

Last summer, bikes sold out all over the country. People took up biking to exercise and social distance at the same time. 

The warm weather also has people thinking about getting on the water. 

"We just got over a hundred boats in stock the other day, our paddleboards are just arriving here in the next couple weeks and so I feel real confident," said Teichmiller. 

Teichmiller also says it could take four to six weeks to get repairs completed on your bike and maybe even longer to get the parts needed to fix it.

"I think the big thing is take care of your bike, watch your rear derailleur because they are going to be hard to come by if you have a major issue or a crash or something like that for mountain bikers," said Teichmiller. 

The Northwoods has been growing its diverse outdoor bike activities from the winter fat tire biking, to road cycling and now mountain biking.

"We see just a meteoric rise in mountain biking. It's such an incredibly popular sport," said Teichmiller. "The trail systems in Rhinelander and Minocqua and Manitowish Waters are just amazing  and Sayner is getting a new one and its just great."

If you would like to get out on the trails or water, you can visit or contact Chequamegon Adventure Company.
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