NBDA renews contract with Gluskin Townley Group to produce Market Overview

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association has renewed its contract with the Gluskin Townley Group to produce the NBDA’s annual U.S. Bicycle Market Overview

Bike shop visits down sharply, report says

Gluskin Townley report finds shop visits have declined 17 percent since 2012. ALLENTOWN, Pa. (BRAIN) — Bike shop visits by consumers declined 17 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a new report based on consumer research by the industry consulting group Gluskin Townley.

Report finds slight decrease in outdoor participation

Outdoor Foundation attributes 0.8% decline to extreme weather but says nearly half of Americans still got outside in 2014. WASHINGTON (BRAIN)?— Nearly half of all Americans — 48.4 percent — participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2014, a decrease of 0.8 percent compared with 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report. By a small margin, participation reached the lowest levels since the report began in 2006 — most likely due to extreme weather and an unusually cold winter, the Outdoor Foundation stated

PeopleForBike releases initial findings of ridership study

Thirty-four percent of Americans 3 and older bicycled at least once in the past year, survey reports. BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A new study commissioned by PeopleForBikes has found that roughly one in three Americans rode a bike at least once in the past year — a significantly higher rate of participation than previous research from other sources has shown.

June 15, 2014

Issue Highlights:? LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.

Census Bureau: Bike commuting has increased 60% in last decade

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period.

Fred Clements: Webrooming, a trend that may help brick-and-mortar stores

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements. Editor’s note:  This blog post was written by  Fred Clements , executive director of the  National Bicycle Dealers Association . Clements’ previous blog posts can be read on

Fred Clements: The Give-back factor

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements Editor’s note:  This blog post was written by  Fred Clements , executive director of the  National Bicycle Dealers Association . Clements’ previous blogs can be read on

March 1, 2013

Issue Highlights:? BRAIN Dealer Tour: San Francisco Bay Area BPSA Report: Hybrid sales a bright spot Bike brands step up to support ProTour teams Terry Lee rejoins Easton-Bell Greg LeMond returns to bike industry Interbike e-Bike event charges up industry

Western Ave Is A Mess

Got this report today, thanks John! I was down here the other day, it most certainly is all torn up. In fact roads all over town are getting torn up right now, post more problem areas in the comments.


Map here

Western Ave in the Allston/Brighton area is a mess from Harvard Ave to Batten Way.

Pavement is dug up and is very dangerous for thin tires, mountain and city tires should be fine but watch the pavement edges (and manhole covers) as they are screaming for a pinch flat. Not sure when paving will be completed but I imagine it will be done before next Monday