SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – The calendar page has moved to October, but that isn’t slowing down demand for bikes in Sioux Falls.
Spoke-N-Sport opened its second location in Sioux Falls in late August near the South Cliff Avenue bike path.
“We have tons of people going up because they forgot something, they need a snack, they need water, they need a little air in their tires, which is fairly common, so we try to meet all of their needs, ”said Spoke- N-Sport store manager on Tuesday, said Vander Weide.
They also move a lot of bicycles, but manager Tuesday Vander Weide said bicycles have been in short supply since the start of the pandemic.
“Not being able to say ‘oh yes we can get it for you’ is a whole different experience for us, but we are fortunate to have a lot of customers who really care and want to stay local and they will wait, which has been so wonderful, ”said Vander Weide.
A wait that will probably extend until spring or next summer.
“We know we’ll have bikes, we don’t know what they’re going to ride. We’ve seen increases in shipping costs, increases in manufacturing costs, so if you see something and are interested, put your name on it because it might not be there tomorrow, ”said Vander Weide.
Bikes are also in great demand at Spoke-N-Sport on Minnesota Avenue, but this place has some focus on snow, with a wide assortment of winter gear.
“It’s a new business for us, but we have several employees with past experience in winter sports and just decided to fill a void where we thought we needed to be in town,” said Dvorak.
Spoke-N-Sport offers everything from snowboards and downhill skis to clothing and accessories, outfitting skiers for a day on the slopes.
“Great Bear has been a great place to learn and hone your skills. This year it’s very exciting to see their lift system installed and ready to go, which will hopefully also attract more people to the area to try the sport and see what they think about it, ”he said. said Dvorak.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, Spoke-N-Sport also offers snowshoe gear and off-piste ski and snowboard gear.