Celebrating National Bike Month with some biking trends and tips

New bike lanes have recently opened in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - May is National Bike Month in the United States, and it couldn’t come at a better time in the Queen City.

Several bikes lanes and paths have just recently opened up across Charlotte, so it’s the perfect time to look for a new bike or just go for a ride.

Ben Cooley of Bicycle Sport Charlotte offered some tips on what to look for in a bike, the different types of bikes, and trends currently going on in the biking world.

Interestingly, the demand for bicycles has increased as gas prices continue to go up.

To hear more of our conversation with Cooley, listen to our interview above!

Related: Charlotte’s new cyclelink set to open later this week