San Antonio Bike Shop, a mainstay of the local cycling community, will be closing its Pearl-area storefront for good next month.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the nearly 10-year-old store cited the nation’s shortage of bikes and parts as the reason for its closure.
“It is with a heavy heart that I post this. We will be closing our doors for good in December 2021,” the post read. “Due to a nationwide shortage of bikes and parts that has plagued the industry for a year and a half, we can no longer stay in business financially. ”
In May of last year, store owner Clay Williams told the Running a boom in bicycle purchases triggered by a pandemic was causing a severe shortage. His store sells a lot of Kona bikes, and by that time the manufacturer had exhausted all of their inventory, except for the high-end models that cost $ 2,000 or more.
“It’s a good thing to a degree, but the well is drying up,” Williams told the Running at the time.
Shortages continued throughout the pandemic. Now, before it closes, the San Antonio Bike Shop is selling its remaining stock at discount prices.
The store’s social media post did not include a closing date. the Running contacted for details.
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