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Safety agency counts 53 e-bike fatalities in the US between 2017-2021.

WASHINGTON — Injuries involving micromobility devices including e-scooters, hoverboards and e-bikes were up 127% between 2017 and 2021 according to a new report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Provincetown, Massachusetts, tops PeopleForBikes' 2022 City Ratings for the best U.S. cities for biking. The year-long study was completed in conjunction with Trek Bicycle.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. imported $565 million worth of bikes in the first quarter this year, up 52% over the first quarter last year and capping three quarters' of massive import figures.

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Also: We provide a bit of a primer on data available in the industry. And look! A ship photo.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bike imports continued to skyrocket last year, as the industry brought in bikes with a customs value of $1.96 billion, a record that is 40% higher than in 2020.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nearly 56% of female cyclists riding today either started cycling during the pandemic or returned to it after a layoff, according to the National Bicycle Dealers Association's Bicycling Buying 2021 Consumer Research
Study.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The NBDA Bicycle Buying 2021 reference guide is available for suppliers, brands, and retail members. The guide is a consumer research study of pandemic bicycle and e-bike buying habits.

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you are seeing some fresh faces in the stores and on the trails these days, there's a good reason: Fully half of today's cyclists either entered the sport in the last two years or returned to it after a lay off. 

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The surge in bike imports continues and monthly tire imports exceeded $10 million for the first time in ... maybe forever.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bike commuting is the third most popular U.S. transportation mode, increasing 61% nationwide from 2000 to 2019, according to a new report published by the Bike Adviser.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bicycle-related injuries requiring emergency-room treatment increased between 2009 and 2018, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that also reported bicycle-related deaths went up primarily among adults.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. continued to import bikes at a rapid pace in February, although the monthly import totals have been declining since a peak last September.

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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bicycle imports were up 49% by unit count in January, compared to January 2020. In dollars, imports were up 26% year-over-year. 

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Obligatory Getty container ship image.

While sales and demand were exceptional in 2020, the full-year import figures are not.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — U.S. bike imports through October were up 19% in units over a year ago, according to new U.S. Commerce Department trade statistics.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The industry imported 1.7 million bikes in August, worth $142 million — a 24% increase in value over the same month last year, but down $9 million from July’s numbers. 

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Perhaps because of the lack of supply of lower-priced bikes, retailers saw a bump in sales of $1,000-plus bikes in June, contributing to a 63% year-over-year growth in bike sales that month, according to the NPD Group.

The list of about 1,500 retailers, suppliers, nonprofits and other industry companies that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Monthly sales totaled $1 billion in April, according to The NPD Group data.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (BRAIN) — U.S. cycling sales through all retail channels grew 75% in April to a total of about $1 billion in retail sales for the month, according to The NPD Group.

The front cover of Cycling Through the Pandemic: What's Next?

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — The pandemic has brought millions of new cyclists into the sport, and how to retain those riders in the sport is on the minds of many. But what about our pre-existing consumers who were cycling enthusiasts before the pandemic? How have their habits changed and what will they need from retailers and suppliers after this is all over?

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (BRAIN) — The latest edition of the National Sporting Goods Association's annual Sports Participation in the US report showed a 1.8% increase in participation in wheel sports (which includes bike riding) last year and a 4% increase in bike riding by women. 

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