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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?

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. 

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down 6.6% in dollars and 17.1% in units in June, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest Sell-in Report from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a dismal first quarter, the U.S. industry turned a corner in April according to new wholesale bike sale figures released by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association on Tuesday.

Wholesale bike unit sales down 20% in the first quarter.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales overall were nearly flat in March compared to last year in dollars, and down slightly in units. The month's results capped a first quarter that saw a 20 percent decline in bike units sold in to retailers, according to the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association's Sell-in Report.

Too early to talk about trends, but the 2018 study validates previous findings.
Source: PeopleForBikes' 2018 US Bicycling Participation Study.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Sometime next year, PeopleForBikes will release its fourth Bicycling Participation Study results and the organization's research director, Jen Boldry, will be ready to talk about trends in bicycle use in America.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Wholesale bike sales were down in dollars and in units in the first two months this year, compared to the same period last year. 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — With the Taipei Cycle Show set to open Wednesday, manufacturers are celebrating what appears to be a surge in export revenue in 2018 thanks in part to increasing demand for e-bikes.

Tagged Electric bike / Taipei Cycle Show
Was it you?

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — On occasion, industry data gets so granular — or so small — that you can speculate about the identity of the companies and retailers behind the numbers. For example, in January, one U.S. wholesaler sold one 26-inch dual suspension mountain bike to a customer, for $499 wholesale.

E-bikes drive up average selling price.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Full-year numbers from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association show a slight uptick in the overall value of bikes sold last year, but a significant decline in the numbers of bikes sold. 

Year-to-date figures through November show a 4 percent increase in dollars and a 9 percent decrease in units.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While year to date figure are mixed, wholesale bike sales dipped in November, down 14 percent over the same month last year in dollars and down 26 percent in units.

E-bike sales up 46 percent year to date.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — U.S. wholesalers sold 7 percent fewer bikes through the first 10 months of 2018 compared with the same period last year. But the dollar value of those bikes was up nearly 6 percent, reflecting a higher average cost per bike.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show an 8.1 percent decline in cyclist deaths due to motor vehicle-related incidents last year, compared with the prior year. 

Latest Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account figures show bike-related economic economic output totals about $3.4 billion annually.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The outdoor industry grew faster than the overall economy in 2016 and accounts for 2.2 percent of the GDP, according to updated stats from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

E-bikes and disc road bikes also driving sales, contributing to 3% growth in IBD revenue.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Retail sales of 29-inch mountain bikes grew $36 million in the 12 months ending in June, taking dollar share from 27.5-inch bikes, according to The NPD Group. Twenty-niners now account for 41 percent of dollars sold in mountain bikes at IBDs.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has launched an online survey. The nonprofit says findings will help guide its advocacy work. IMBA worked with the SRAM Cycling Fund and Ohio University researchers on the national survey, which is open until Sept. 20.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Recent bike category trends continue: BMX and e-bikes are growing, along with full-suspension mountain bikes and gravel bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike shipments to dealers were off 5.6 percent through July, or 77,329 bikes fewer than the same period last year. But there was good news: dollar business was up $43.4 million to $667.5 million year to date.

Online sales up 11 percent year-over-year. One of the only categories to show a decline was sporting goods stores, which were down 5.7 percent.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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