Cycling Participation Statistics

Cycling Participation Statistics in the USA

Bicycle Participants Statistics in the USA from 2006 to 2016

This graph shows the bicycle participants in the USA from the year 2006 to 2016. In 2013, the number of participants was around 46.6 million which is the highest. In 2016, the number of participants was around 45.83 million.  The lowest number of participants were found in the year 2006 which was around 39.69 million.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/191204/participants-in-bicycling-in-the-us-since-2006/.

Years Participants (in millions)
2006 39.69
2007 42.13
2008 41.55
2009 43.26
2010 42.35
2011 42.97
2012 42.34
2013 46.6
2014 44.02
2015 43.07
2016 45.83

 

By analyzing the graph, we can say that there are not many radical changes of bicycle participants from the year 2006-2016. So, we can say that the demand is quite same for every year.

Spring and Autumn Bicycle Participants

Bicycle Participants Trend Spring (in Million)

Spring season comparison from the year 2008 to 2014: US cycling participants have increased by around 42%. But from the year 2014 to 2016, the trend is down by -1.66%.

Year Bicycle Participants Trend Spring (in million)
2008 47.16
2009 48.63
2010 47.72
2011 49.99
2012 51.17
2013 59.67
2014 67.33
2015 66.72
2016 66.52
2017 66.21

 

Bicycle Participants Trend Autumn (in Million)

Autumn season comparison from the year 2008 to 2016: US cycling participants have increased by around 42%.

We collect data from this source.

Year Bicycle Participants Trend Autumn (in million)
2008 47.1
2009 48.41
2010 48.8
2011 50.47
2012 53.45
2013 66.05
2014 66.83
2015 65.67
2016 67

 

Most Bicycle Commuter cities in the USA

According to bileleague.org, in the USA these red marked cities in the below map have the largest number of cyclist.

Source: https://bikeleague.org/content/where-we-ride-2016-analysis-bike-commuting

This is the data table:

City State Population Cyclist % of Commuters
Davis California 68,107 5,057 16.6%
Berkeley California 121,241 5,648 9.0%
Boulder Colorado 108,108 5,314 9.0%
Portland Oregon 639,635 21,982 6.3%
Eugene Oregon 166,581 4,973 6.2%
Fort Collins Colorado 164,196 4,715 5.3%
Madison Wisconsin 252,557 7,186 4.9%
Washington District of Columbia 681,170 16,647 4.6%
San Francisco California 870,887 19,429 3.9%
Minneapolis Minnesota 413,645 8,465 3.7%
Seattle Washington 704,358 14,801 3.5%
New Orleans Louisiana 391,495 5,900 3.3%
Oakland California 419,987 6,540 3.0%
Tucson Arizona 530,690 5,913 2.5%
Boston Massachusetts 672,840 8,873 2.4%
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,567,872 14,397 2.2%
Denver Colorado 693,060 8,181 2.2%
Chicago Illinois 2,704,965 22,449 1.7%
Albuquerque New Mexico 559,270 4,355 1.6%
Austin Texas 947,897 8,266 1.5%
New York New York 8,537,673 48,601 1.2%
Los Angeles California 3,976,324 20,495 1.1%
San Diego California 1,406,622 7,188 1.0%
Phoenix Arizona 1,615,041 4,709 0.6%
Huston Texas 2,304,388 4,967 0.5%

 

From the data table, we can say that Davis in the California state has the highest percentage of commuters with 16.6% and Huston city under Texas state has 0.5% commuters which is the lowest in our analysis.

Cyclist Who Rode in Mountain/Non-Paved surfaces in the USA (2011-2016)

In the USA, number cyclist who rode in mountain/non-paved surface is increasing day by day. In 2016, the number of cyclists in the mountain/non-paved surface was 8.62 million, where it was 6.99 million in 2011.

Years Number of Participants (in million)
2011 6.99
2012 7.27
2013 8.54
2014 8.04
2015 8.32
2016 8.62

 

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/763737/mountain-non-paved-surface-bicycling-participants-us/.

From the graph, it can be easily visible that the number of cyclist in mountain/non-paved surfaces has gradually increased.

Types of Bicycles in Household of the USA in 2017

According to statista.com, near about 24% Road bicycles are used in the households of the USA in 2017.

In this statistics, we can see that Mountain bicycles are most popular in the USA which has the popularity of around 40% among the people.

Although the percentage of the E-bike users is the lowest in this analysis, the users of E-bikes are also increasing day by day.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/693817/percentage-of-people-in-households-who-own-a-bike-in-us-by-type/ .

Types of Bicycle Percentage of bicycle
Mountain Bicycle 40%
Road bicycle 24%
Cruiser 16%
City bicycle 15%
BMX bicycle 13%
Kids bicycle 10%
None of the above 8%
Hybrid bicycle 6%
Fixie/ single-speed bicycle 3%
Other 3%
I don't know 3%
Folding bicycle 2%
E-bike 1%

 

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