BY Doug McClellan
James Moore sees it most starkly after the holidays, when parents bring the big-box bikes they bought for their children to his bike shop.
COLUMBUS, OH (BRAIN)—A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found the number of mountain bike-related injuries decreased 56 percent over the 14-year study period (1994 to 2007), going from a high of more than 23,00
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—When asked about the "coolest" gift active American could give or receive this holiday season, they named cycling equipment and accessories and GPS instruments as the top items.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bicycle sales at the IBD was up 17.5 percent in March with sales of $384 million, the best month to date since Leisure Trends Group started tracking sales in the industry last May.
With the upcoming release of May data, LTG will begin showing year over year comparisons from IBDs.
LONDON, UK (BRAIN)—China’s output of electric bicycles reached 22.2 million in 2009, a 1.5 percent increase from the previous year, according to China Electric Bicycle Industry Report 2009.
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FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (BRAIN)—Retailers who are actively involved in marketing their products and/or services using Facebook may have a distinct advantage over their competitors, according to the latest Morpace Omnibus study.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Core Outdoor retail sales surged 27 percent this past February.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference's six-week original consumer survey received more than 2,300 responses.
“Some of the write-in answers were quite heated,” said Bikes Belong’s Kate Scheider, who conducted the survey. “People who ride a lot clearly feel invested in our industry.”
BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN)—A newly published economic study compiles hard data on the state of the bicycle industry in Europe for the first time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—A new report by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S.
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—This Pacific Northwest city has been a national leader in getting more people on bikes more often, but a recent study concludes that some cyclists parked their bikes in 2009.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A Leisure Trends study of cycling retail POS data shows sales of bicycles dropped slightly from September to October, while revenue from apparel, helmets and shoes increased marginally.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A vast majority of bicycle retailers feel that the 2009 holiday season will treat them better than last year.
According to a recent Leisure Trends Group on-line survey, 61 percent of bicycle retailers surveyed felt that sales would increase this holiday season as opposed to last.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—In a survey released yesterday by Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), small businesses reported that while they are still concerned about the economy, their revenue expectations are up sharply in the past three months.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new study by Bikes Belong found that more than 1 million Americans participated in recreational road ride events in 2008.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—More than 80 percent of bicycle retailers who responded to a recent Bikes Belong survey said bike advocacy makes bicycling easier, safer and more widespread. Sixty percent of the respondents said advocacy leads to more sales in their stores.
MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Products Suppliers Association and Leisure Trends Group have formed an alliance to track retail sales through a representative group of more than 200 U.S. retailers.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong recently conducted a BMX Access Survey finding that a good number of skate parks don’t allow BMX freestyle use.
Nearly 100 skate parks from 30 states responded to the survey where 46 percent said they don’t allow BMX riders and 54 percent do.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail sales for outdoor stores grew 2 percent compared to last April, moving from $339 million to $347 million, according to the most recent edition of The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Outdoor Topline Report, produced for OIA by the Leisure Trends Group.