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The Surprising Rise of BMX Popularity in the United States

Feb 19, 2024 at 2:33
by Michael Scott  
Rise of BMX in the United States

We have recently been conducting some research into the popularity of cycling and BMX throughout the United States. Interestingly, we found that BMX has been rising rapidly in popularity compared to cycling as a whole. BMX as a discipline has grown over 65% in the last decade.

What We Found

Back in 2010, 42.4 million people rode bicycles of some kind in the United States. This can be anything from riding commuter bikes to work, BMX bikes dirt jumpers or road bikes.

Of that, 42.4 million, 1.96 million riders said they regularly rode BMX bikes. Unfortunately, this means BMX riders made up around 0.63% of the US population in 2010.

A larger 13.7% of the US population rode a bike of some type in 2010. This equates to 42.4 million people.

In the 12 years since 2010, BMX has grown from 4.6% of total cyclists to 7.6% of cyclists. This is great growth for the sport of BMX. It also equates to a growth of 2.22 million riders. There are now around 4.18 million BMX riders in the United States.

Cycling as a whole has also grown too. There are now 54.7 million cyclists, which is around 16.42% of the total population. This is a growth of 12.3 million people.

Read More about this research and what we found at https://www.tresna.co.uk/blog/rise-of-bmx-statistics-2010-2022.htm

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 Very interesting! thought it was decreasing in popularity.

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