With gas prices nearing four dollars a gallon, bicycling around town is becoming a popular option. Sales in Mark Gordon's bike shop are up 27 percent from this time last year.

"They are just looking for a little cheaper way to get to work, you know and those short commutes," explained Gordon. 

That's the reason the Holens stopped by. They needed something simple for trips to the grocery store and back. "Every day we'll go by it and the price is higher. And we're on a fixed income...We're retired," said Joan Holen. 

Gordon says that's the new trend with bike buyers. It's less about winning a race and more about saving a buck.

So when picking the bike, comfort is key. Gordon suggests a hybrid. "It's a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike. You get the benefits of both," stated Gordon. 

For gear, you must have reflectors and a light. Helmets are only required by law for kids. But Gordon says they're a safety must for everyone and gloves for comfort can come in handy.

Once you have your bicycle and the right gear, Gordon says there's really only one rule you need to know when you hit the road. "You have the same rights as a vehicle," he said. 

You also have to follow all the same laws as cars: stay on the right side of the road and off restricted highways.

Reported by Joanna Shrewsbury
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With gas prices nearing four dollars a gallon, bicycling around town is becoming a popular option. Sales in Mark Gordon's bike shop are up 27 percent from this time last year.