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For the whole first quarter of 2015 the French bike market dropped by 13% in units and 10% in value.

EU's Main Markets Hit by Cold Spring

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands - Indications are showing that bike markets throughout Europe are affected by the current cold spring. Sales is running...

No Newsletter Next Thursday, May 14. – Photo Bike Europe

No Newsletter Next Thursday, May 14

DOETINCHEM, the Netherlands - Bike Europe's regular Thursday newsletter will not be distributed among our close to 15,000 subscribers on May 14. This...

It is business as usual at Baltik Vairas and the company reports positive results again. – Photo Baltik Vairas

Baltik Vairas Reports Rebound in Sales & Earnings

ŠIAULIAI, Lithuania - Baltik Vairas' transformation process pays off looking at the 93 percent year-on-year surge in sales to 14.4 million euro in...

“Our business has grown substantially over the last few years,” said Exustar general manager Calvin Hsieh. – Photo Exustar

Exustar Builds New Office and Warehouse

TAICHUNG, Taiwan - Pedal and shoe maker Exustar has moved its headquarters to a newly built facility. Located just outside Taichung City, it houses...

Last year the French IBDs increased their bicycle sales by 6% in turnover and have a market share of 50%. – Photo Bike Europe

French E-Bike Market Follows Upward Trend

PARIS, France - Like on other leading European markets, bicycle sales in France surged in volume and turnover last year. Also e-bike sales are up big...

Last Friday the 7 founders celebrated the official start of the construction of Flanders' Bike Valley. – Photo Flanders' Bike Valley

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Flanders' Bike Valley

BERINGEN, Belgium - The Tour the Flanders was not the only highlight of the Belgium cycling scene in the past days. Last Friday the 7 founders...

Exactly two years after the Intersport group in France acquired the ex-Micmo bike factory in Machecoul it is thriving again. – Photo Bike Europe

Intersport Machecoul Facility Booming in Bikes

MACHECOUL, France - Only two years after Intersport France acquired the Machecoul bike facility from Cycleurope and restarted the company as...

At Taipei Cycle Manfred Neun, President of the European Cyclists' Federation, called for a closer cooperation between the bicycle industry and the Cycling Industry Club to improve cycling advocacy. – Photo Bike Europe

Building Strong Bridges Between Industry and Advocacy

TAIPEI, Taiwan - As a run up to Velo-city 2016 Global Conference, the city of Taipei upscaled collaboration with the bike industry by organizing the...

"We expect the bicycle market to continue to grow in 2015," says Bohle Group MD Frank Bohle. – Photo Bike Europe

Bohle/Schwalbe Sees Positive Trends for Bike Sector

REICHSHOF, Germany - At the start of the cycling season, the managing director of tyre manufacturer Schwalbe, Frank Bohle is quite optimistic about...

The European Commission might review its policy on clean mobility in urban areas based on its 2011 White Paper on Transport. – Photo Bike Europe

EU Commission to Review 2011 White Paper on Transport

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the mid-term review of the 2011 White Paper on Transport which...