Cycling in the St. Louis Post

Today’s Post had a great article about cycling and online has a blog, 10-Speed.

$6 billion worth of bicycles, parts and accessories were sold last year 94.5 percent of people who ride bicycles do it for recreation or fitness

5.2 percent ride for transportation while 0.3 percent race

$77 is the average price of a bike from a mass merchant store, like Target or Kmart

4,400 specialty bicycle retailers sell higher quality merchandise in the U.S.

28 percent of all bicycles sold were for mountain biking

Source: National Bicycle Dealers Association for 2007

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