More cyclists than golfers

Factoids from materials handed out Tuesday night at a presentation by the city of Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Central Library on efforts to make the city more bike-friendly.

“There are more bicyclists in the U.S. than skiers, golfers and tennis players combined.”

National Sporting Goods Association

“In 2003, U.S. consumers bought 18.5 million bicycles. That’s 3.7 million more than all the cars and trucks purchased in the U.S. that year.”

National Bicycle Dealers Association, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

“Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.”

League of American Bicyclists

“In just one generation, the percentage of children who walk or bike to school has dropped 75% while the number of overweight children has tripled.”

America Bikes, National Center for Health Statistics


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