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

Michael Coleman had hardly picked up his bike since leaving Washington DC for Austin, Texas in 2018. The metallic-green bicycle lay nearly abandoned in the garage.

Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

With a two-year-old daughter at home, and nowhere to go, Coleman brushed off his old road bike. After a quick visit to a local bike shop to mount a child seat, Coleman and his daughter have pedaled through Austin and bike trails winding into the rocky hills around the city almost every day. His daughter loves it.

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