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Sports Participation Relatively Strong

Published October 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Roughly 75 percent of the U.S. population is involved in a fitness, sports, recreational, or outdoor activity as a casual, regular or frequent
participant.

That's one of the underlying messages revealed in the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association's Sports Participation in America (2007 edition) report. In all, more than 100 fitness, outdoor, recreational and competitive activities are featured inside this annual report on sports participation trends in the United States.

For each sport listed in this study, there are a series of statistics that reflect gender breakdowns; the average age of the participant; the average annual household income of the participant; average duration of play (in years) per participant; and participation interest at the frequent level. These demographics allow the reader to get a more accurate profile of today's sports participants.

To find out what the study said about bicycling, please read the November issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

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