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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. 

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.

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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.

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