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Posted April 28, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Supplier sales to U.S. retailers from January through March showed no improvement over the same period a year earlier, in part contributing to a 40 percent jump in supplier inventory levels at the end of March, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. 

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Posted February 4, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Rolf Prima has signed a distribution agreement with Hotlines Distribution for the U.K. market.

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Posted January 13, 2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is conducting its second annual Industry Confidence Survey, which the trade group said will serve as "a barometer to multisport industry sentiment on key issues ranging from perspectives on retail prices to the general outlook for growth of triathlon in the U.S."
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Posted November 25, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The NPD Group says IBD bike sales were up 4 percent in dollars and 7 percent in units in the first nine months of 2015.

"Contrary to the first nine months of 2014, the cycling industry is on the plus side heading into this holiday season," the retail tracking company said.

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Posted November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Sales of snow sports products were up 3 percent in August and September compared to last year, and the industry's trade association said the uptick was largely due to pent up demand in the West, where ski areas experienced a snow drought the last several seasons.

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Posted October 26, 2015
Gluskin Townley report finds shop visits have declined 17 percent since 2012.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.

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Posted October 21, 2015
Store pickup of online orders is increasingly popular, retail group says.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The National Retail Federation is predicting that consumer holiday spending will be up a bit this year, to $805 per person, the highest amount in the 14 years that the NRF has been conducting its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey.

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Posted October 20, 2015
The retail tracking service says less traditional bikes are driving sales growth

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) —  The NPD Group says IBD bicycle dollar sales grew 6 percent in the 12 months ended in August, driven in large part by growth in sales of electric, hybrid and mountain bicycles.  

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Posted July 29, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While women's specific bike, accessory and apparel sales are trending upward, there is still a big opportunity to grow.

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Posted June 8, 2015
TBI study includes spending on travel, accommodations and other expenses.

ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International has completed an extensive study of the consumer triathlon market and its economic impacts.

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Posted June 2, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The National Sporting Goods Association found that consumer-reported retail sales of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased 2 percent in 2014. The NSGA published its 2015 edition of its Sporting Goods Market report this week.

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Posted May 28, 2015
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes says new analysis of its research into American bicycling shows that many assumptions about women and bikes are wrong.
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Posted May 28, 2015

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (BRAIN) — The number of Americans who rode six or more days remained flat last year compared to 2013 figures, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, which tracks participation trends for cycling and 53 other sports and recreational activities. 

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Posted May 18, 2015
SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) — The Sports & Fitness Industry Association published the first 25 of its 94 single sport and fitness participation reports Monday. These reports provide an analysis and breakdown of participation demographics by specific sport or fitness activity, including bicycling, triathlon and stationary cycling.
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Posted May 18, 2015
Outdoor Foundation attributes 0.8% decline to extreme weather but says nearly half of Americans still got outside in 2014.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report.

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Posted May 14, 2015

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — National real estate brokerage firm Redfin unveiled its ranking of bikeable cities Thursday to coincide with Bike to Work week.

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Posted April 30, 2015

SILVER SPRING, Md. (BRAIN) – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association this week released its 2015 participation report that ranked sports activities by number of participants. Road bicycling ranked 7th on the survey's top 10 list with 20.4 million core participants in 2014.

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Posted April 22, 2015
Fat bikes and 650b front-suspension bike sales were up, as were sales of sub-$1,500 road bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. bike wholesaler sales grew 6 percent through March compared with the first three months of last year, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association wholesale business report released this week. Sales were up more than 7 percent in March. 

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Posted March 4, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have published a new report exploring the topic of equity in national bike advocacy efforts. The report is titled “Building Equity. Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes: an Idea Book for Fairer Cities.”

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Posted March 2, 2015
Thirty-four percent of Americans 3 and older bicycled at least once in the past year, survey reports.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new study commissioned by PeopleForBikes has found that roughly one in three Americans rode a bike at least once in the past year — a significantly higher rate of participation than previous research from other sources has shown.

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