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Posted December 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—According to Leisure Trends’ annual holiday survey, many consumers planned to shop early to avoid the traditional shopping rush in November and December this season.

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Posted November 20, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The number of cyclists killed while riding in traffic in 2012 jumped 6.5 percent, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports in its latest finding released last week. The NHTSA said 726 cyclists died last year compared with 682 in 2011. 

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Posted November 18, 2013
The news is still not great, but 29er sales actually grew a bit.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Overall IBD sales were down 6 percent, not 11 percent.

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Posted November 14, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Active Americans are more optimistic and more likely than the general population to spend big this holiday season, according to a Leisure Trends' survey of its Most Active Americans Panel. 

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Posted November 14, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association is reporting flat sales of outdoor products last month compared withthe same month last year. However, the OIA said sales of bikes and bike equipment through sportings goods retailers increased during the month.

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Posted November 5, 2013

Editor's note: These numbers were later restated by Leisure Trends. Please see article about the updated figures.

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Posted September 13, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — As Leisure Trends Group broadcast its 2013 Pre-Interbike Sales Trends webinar live from a soggy and flooded Boulder, Colo., the topic of weather was impossible to

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Posted September 5, 2013
July category sales, 2013 compared to 2012. LTG

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail merchandise sales were up 2 percent in July, coming in at $382 million according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

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Posted August 23, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — U.S. suppliers shipped roughly the same number of bikes to retailers in July as last year, resulting in some improvement in year-to-date sales.

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Posted August 12, 2013
Consulting group says the U.S. market sold about 160,000 bikes

FORT MEYERS, FL (BRAIN) — An industry consultant group estimates that the market for electric bikes in the U.S. roughly doubled between July 2012 and last month.

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Posted August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Bike suppliers continue to put on the brakes, cutting bike imports 15 percent over the first half of the year. Though the slowdown is mostly imports of mass-market kid’s bikes, 26-inch imports also are down 9 percent.

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Posted August 7, 2013

SAUSALITO, CA (BRAIN) — A non-profit organization is publishing a quick-reference card to help cycling teams and race officials assess possible concussions.

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Posted August 2, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Retail sales for June were down 2 percent in units but up 1 percent in dollars, coming in at $391 million, according to Leisure Trends Group's RetailTrak IBD sales summary.

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Posted July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Ski and snowboard participation slumped 3 percent last season, largely due to a slow start to the season, according to a new industry report.

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Posted July 25, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Suppliers sold fewer bikes in June compared to last year, suggesting it is unlikely that the industry will recover from weak sales early in the year.

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Posted July 24, 2013

BEVERLY, MA (BRAIN) — Working with a research firm, apparel maker Craft Sportswear North America recently surveyed more than 1,000 cyclists about how they shop for clothing and accessories—and saw opportunity for specialty bike dealers in the results.

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Posted July 8, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — After three consecutive months of decline, IBDs rebounded and posted the first month of positive sales this year, according to Leisure Trends Group.

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Posted June 27, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Suppliers sold bicycles worth more in dollars this May than last May, marking the first month this year that dollar sales exceeded same month sales last year.

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Posted June 20, 2013
Frequency of participation in biking. Source: NSGA 2013

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN) — Cycling participation remained relatively flat in 2012, up a negligible 0.4 percent last year to 39.3 million, according to the latest numbers from the National Sporting Goods Association. 

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Posted June 11, 2013
Bike sales through outdoor retailers also weak

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales of outdoor products fell 1.7 percent in May compared to the same month last year, according to the Outdoor Industry Association VantagePoint report.

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