TAMPA, Fla. — “The whole world wants bikes right now!”
It is safe to say Jon Dengler is the hardest-working man in Tampa’s University Mall right now.
The eerily-silent shopping center still hosts at least one bustling storefront: WellBuilt Bikes.
The shop is a nonprofit repurposing donated bikes and helps anyone get wheels, no matter their financial standing.
“I’ve been joking all week that our racks look like the toilet paper aisle!” says Dengler, who has a small dedicated staff helping him.
Business is booming at WellBuilt right now.
People without access to transportation are a big part of the clientele. Dengler says bus riders worried about the coronavirus are coming into the store for a safer alternative.
“And then we have all those people who are stuck in their houses and simply want to get outside for some exercise,” Dengler adds.
WellBuilt offers all bikes for all people.
“We also have people who need repairs whether they can pay or not,” says Dengler.
Bike donations are needed now more than ever at the community shop.
“We need bikes that are ready to roll!” says Dengler.
All bikes that come into the shop and roll out of it are sprayed down and sanitized for maximum safety.