Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

Cycling in the Americas - October 2016

“Cities need to take the bicycle seriously as transport and make it an equal partner. Well-designed infrastructure introduces a hierarchy and improves behaviour – cars go in car lanes, bikes go on bike paths or lanes and pedestrians use sidewalks.”
– Mikael Colville-Anderson, Copenhagenize Design Company

This report answers the following key questions:

  • What motivates ‘path-using’ cyclists?
  • What are the factors determining whether or not city residents are likely to cycle?
  • Why are some cities more ‘bike-friendly’ than others?
  • Why is 2017 a deadline for completing the Trans Canada Trail?
  • What are the causes of animosity between cyclists and drivers?
  • Why are some Americans nervous about taking up cycling?
  • What is the meaning of a ‘ghost’ bike?

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview – The History of the Bicycle

          • Early bicycles in America
            • Modern bicycles: A surfeit of choices
              • BMX bikes
                • Electric bicycles
                  • Fatbikes
                    • Folding bicycles
                      • Hybrid bicycles
                        • Mountain bikes
                          • Road bicycles
                            • Touring bicycles
                            • An Overview of the Bicycle Market in the US

                                • Figure 1: Bicycle sales in the US covering the decade between 2005-15
                              • Distribution channels
                                • Bicycle brands
                                • What is Bike Tourism?

                                  • Tourist Arrivals in the Americas

                                      • Figure 2: International tourist arrivals to the Americas showing growth at 5-year intervals, 1990-2015
                                    • Countries that offer bike-oriented attractions
                                      • Figure 3: Key facts of countries that offer a bike tourism product report, 2015
                                    • Argentina
                                      • Bermuda
                                        • Canada
                                          • Colombia
                                            • Costa Rica
                                              • Cuba
                                                • US
                                                  • Tourist arrivals to selected destinations in the Americas
                                                    • Figure 4: International tourist arrivals to the countries analysed in this report, 2011-15
                                                • Reasons for Cycling

                                                      • Figure 5: Overweight & obesity rates for men & women in selected countries in the Americas, expressed as a % of the population & showing average life expectancy, 2016
                                                    • Cycling as a healthy pursuit
                                                      • Bicycles as a mode of transport
                                                          • Figure 6: Percentage of workers commuting to work by motorised vehicle, public transit, on foot or by bike, selected Canadian cities, 2011*
                                                        • Cycling as a leisure activity
                                                          • Figure 7: Participation in outdoor activities among Americans aged 6 & older, 2006-15
                                                        • Cycling ranks among the most popular outdoor activities
                                                          • Figure 8: Most popular outdoor activities among American youths aged 6-24, 2015
                                                          • Figure 9: Most popular outdoor activities among American adults aged 25 & older, 2015
                                                      • Who Are the Cyclists?

                                                          • Leisure cyclists
                                                            • Fairweather and ‘sensible’ cyclists
                                                              • Path-using cyclists
                                                                • Dedicated cyclists
                                                                  • Demographic profile of cyclists/bike tourists
                                                                    • How much do cyclists spend?
                                                                      • A greater percentage of older Canadians cycle than younger ones
                                                                        • Figure 10: Demographics of cyclists in Canada comparing Quebec to the rest of Canada, 2012*
                                                                    • Key Elements of a ‘Bike-Friendly’ Destination

                                                                        • Figure 11: Road networks in selected countries in the Americas, 2015
                                                                    • Bicycle Trails in the US & Canada

                                                                        • The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
                                                                          • The Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien
                                                                            • La Route verte
                                                                              • Sample itineraries for bike tourists
                                                                                • Atlantic Coast Route
                                                                                  • Blue Ridge Parkway
                                                                                    • Adirondack Park
                                                                                      • Urban bike lanes
                                                                                        • Who has priority on city roads?
                                                                                          • A bicycle culture is slowly emerging
                                                                                          • Road Accidents Involving Bicycles

                                                                                              • The causes of bicycle accidents
                                                                                                • Do bike lanes help to prevent accidents?
                                                                                                • Bike-Friendly Cities in the Americas

                                                                                                    • Bike-friendly cities help the economy
                                                                                                      • Destinations that cater to cyclists
                                                                                                        • Bogota
                                                                                                          • Boston
                                                                                                            • Buenos Aires
                                                                                                              • Montreal
                                                                                                                • New York
                                                                                                                • Bike-Sharing

                                                                                                                    • Sturdy bikes are safer
                                                                                                                      • Computer software allows for easy payment
                                                                                                                      • Off-the-Beaten-Track Cycling Holidays

                                                                                                                          • Backroads
                                                                                                                            • Butterfield & Robinson
                                                                                                                              • Intrepid
                                                                                                                              • What Next?

                                                                                                                                Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                To learn more about the companies covered in this report please contact us.

                                                                                                                                Cycling in the Americas - October 2016

                                                                                                                                US $380.17 (Excl.Tax)