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New BRAIN issue: U.S. bike industry employs 70k-plus

Published August 6, 2014
August 1 issue includes annual statistics package.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry employs more than 71,000 people and generates $6.5 billion in annual sales. Bike advocates are wielding numbers like that when they visit Capitol Hill in search of support.

The August 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News includes our annual stats package and a look at how advocates interpret those numbers.

In an effort to get a “big picture” view of the U.S. bike world, the issue takes a look at participation figures, bicycle import figures, the state of retailing — IBD and otherwise — race event popularity, and even takes a look at a study of the environmental impact of bike manufacturing. 

This issue of BRAIN also includes:

  • Why SR Suntour says it’s not responsible for the massive recall being conducted by Trek and Scott
  • A look at Pacific’s new line of Hoffman Bikes being sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • A visit to ODI’s U.S grip factory
  • A remembrance of Junzo Kawai, the former president of Suntour, who died at 94
  • News about Sport Chalet’s purchase by the owner of EMS
  • The Grapevine, Mad Dog Unleashed, staff and guest editorials and Shop Talk — Patrick O’Grady’s bike-shop based cartoon strip

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Topics associated with this article: BRAIN News, From the Magazine

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