The man who ran self supported across the United States, Germany, Alaska, Montana, and the Mojave Desert writes about family, faith and fitness as he keeps reaching for life’s mileposts at age 54. Married to Kelley, he is a blessed father of four adult children as well as a step-dad to four others. Learn more at www.paulstaso.com
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Annually, More Bicycles Are Sold in the United States Than Cars
Bicycle sales are increasing in the United States! Statista.com reports that in spring 2017, the number of Americans who have been cycling within the last 12 months amounted to 66.21 million. The number of cyclists/bike riders has increased 19 million from 2008 to 2017. Regarding sales, more than double the number of bikes are sold each year than passenger cars. Where passenger car sales are on the decline, bicycle sales have been increasing since the 1990's. In fact, new bikes have been outselling new cars in the United States for most of the last 20 years.
The following chart illustrates the number of cyclists and bike riders in the United States from spring 2008 to spring 2017.