The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing state campgrounds until May 1 to stop the spread of COVID-19, but the parks trails are open to the public. File photo / West Central Tribune

The people who sell and repair bicycles are seeing an uptick in the number of families buying bikes, along with an increase in ridership on the trails, offering some hope that it could be a good summer for bike vacations in the region. At the same time, commuting by bike has gotten safer, with fewer cars on the roads.

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