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.
Specialty running stores are up 18.7 percent. Outdoor specialty, chain and Internet stores advanced 15 percent. Paddle sports are up an impressive 17.6 percent, and athletic apparel was up 8.7 percent. Scuba retailers breathed new life by increasing 2.7 percent.