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79 Million Americans Take To Road Biking

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BOULDER, Colorado (July 28) – With Lance Armstrong’s historic 7th consecutive victory in the Tour de France, it seems more and more Americans are dusting off bikes, pumping up tires, and heading out to enjoy some two-wheeled recreation. According to Outdoor Industry Foundation’s most recent study: Outdoor Recreation Participation in the United States, 79 million […]

BOULDER, Colorado (July 28) – With Lance Armstrong’s historic 7th consecutive victory in the Tour de France, it seems more and more Americans are dusting off bikes, pumping up tires, and heading out to enjoy some two-wheeled recreation. According to Outdoor Industry Foundation’s most recent study: Outdoor Recreation Participation in the United States, 79 million Americans (age 16 and older) got on a bike in 2004, making it continue to be one of the most popular of human powered outdoor activities in the United States. During 2004, road bicycling participants averaged 33 outings — yielding a total of 2.6 billion outings among all participants. Those who only got on a bike one time represented only 7%. The road bicycling population is relatively gender balanced — males (57%) and females (43%).

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