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Participation in bicycling in the USA

All ages

People, in millions, who had participated more than once in the activity during the year. (NSGA, 1)

  1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009
Bicycle Riding 42.4 39.0 38.3 41.1 37.4 38.1
Mountain Biking (off-road) 6.8 6.9 8.2 9.2 9.3 8.4

Youths, aged 7 to 17

Youths, in thousands, who had participated more than once in the activity during the year. (NSGA, 2)

  Age 7 - 11 Age 12 - 17
  2000 2009 change 2000 2009 change
Bicycle Riding 10,029 6,801 -32.2% 7,853 6,395 -15.7%
Mountain Biking (off-road) 775 819 +5.7% 1,069 732 -31.5%

References

NSGA, 1

Ten-Year history of sports participation. National Sporting Goods Association.

NSGA, 2

2009 Youth Participation in Selected Sports with Comparisons to 2000. National Sporting Goods Association.