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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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Posted June 7, 2013
Triathlon sees largest average annual increases.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About 141.9 million Americans got outdoors last year to exercise and take part in at least one of the 43 outdoor activities that the Outdoor Foundation tracks.

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Posted May 16, 2013
High inventory remains a concern

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Supplier sales remained down through April compared to last year but suppliers regained some ground from the first quarter, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends Group.

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Posted May 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Below-normal temperatures and the 10th largest March snow coverage on record sent IBD sales into a deep freeze compared with an unusually warm and record-setting March last year, according to March retail sel

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Posted May 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Imports of adult bikes — 24-inch wheel sizes and higher — were up 292,875 bikes over the first quarter in 2012, a 20 percent increase, according to Thursday's release of bicycle import statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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Posted April 23, 2013

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Supplier sales were down double digits through the first quarter as unseasonably cold and snowy weather continued to hammer many parts of the country in March, according to the BPSA Topline for Cycling RetailTRAK from Leisure Trends released Tuesday. 

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Posted April 22, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Outdoor product sales saw a 7.6 percent uptick in sales in March, driven by outdoor apparel, footwear and hardgoods sales — and led by sales through online and discount/mass retailers.

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Posted April 2, 2013

ALLENTOWN, PA (BRAIN) — The publisher of the American Bicyclist Study, a market study of adult bicycle consumers, is offering suppliers and retailers a chance to review an electronic copy of the study at no charge for 30 days.

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Posted March 7, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales got off to a slow start at independent bicycle dealers this year. While total dollar sales held steady at $145 million, unit sales slipped 2 percent in January, according to sell-through data from Leisure Trends Group. 

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Posted February 6, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Independent bike dealers rang out last year on a high note, with December sales of $218 million, up 3 percent from a year earlier, to propel full-year 2012  merchandise sales to $3.3 billion, according to Leisure Trends Group’s RetailTRAK data.

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Posted February 4, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Product Suppliers Association members’ shipments to bike shops grew a modest 2 percent last year to 2.6 million bikes.

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Posted January 8, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Sales at IBDs bounced back in November after October declines, with overall annual sales remaining on track for a record 2012, according sell-through data from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and Leisure Trends Group.

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Posted December 27, 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The number of complete bicycles exported from Taiwan dipped slightly in the first nine months of the year, but the units’ value continued to climb.  

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Posted December 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group and the National Sporting Goods Association have reached an agreement that will provide NSGA members with access to retail sales data from Leisure Trends' Sporting Goods RetailTRAK program.

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Posted December 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — Suppliers imported 16.2 million bikes though October this year compared with 12.8 million bikes imported over the same period in 2011. Children’s bike categories are up 33 percent overall as retailers hope to get a bike under a lot of Christmas trees this holiday season.

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Posted December 6, 2012
But dealers remain on track for record year, according to Leisure Trends and BPSA

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The return of seasonable fall weather had a chilling effect on IBD sales in October, as overall merchandise sales declined by 4 percent in units and 7 percent in dollars to $170 million, according to Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Cycling Topline data from Leisure Trends Group

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Posted November 29, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — More than 40 percent of independent bicycle dealers report stronger Black Friday sales this year than in 2011, according to research firm Leisure Trends Group.

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Posted November 21, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group projects that IBD sales for the year through September have reached more than $3 billion, up 7 percent compared with the same period in 2011.

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Posted November 12, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — 2012 bike imports reached 14.4 million through September, a 29 percent increase over last year. Suppliers have continued bringing in substantially more kid’s bikes than last year.

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Posted November 5, 2012

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Leisure Trends Group is reporting that sales through independent bike dealers were up 8 percent in September. The company, which bases its reports on a sample of retailers, said that all major product categories contributed to the growth.

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