7 Things You should know about the Bike World

Here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about the bike world, and bikes worldwide:

1. In the Netherlands, there are more bikes (18 million) than people (16 million).

Dutch Bikes

 

2. There are over half a billion bikes in China alone.

AP Photo

AP Photo

 

3. There are approximately twice as many bikes in the world as there are cars.car-eats-bike

 

4. Wal-Mart sells over 50% of all the bikes sold in the United States every year.

Walmart Corporate Photo

Walmart Corporate Photo

 

5. About 100 million bikes are manufactured each year around the world. About 99% of all the bicycles sold are imported from either China or Taiwan.Bike Manufacture

 

6. 7 out of 8 people in Denmark own a bike.Danish Bike Rush Hour

 

7. From 1990 to 2009, the number of bike trips in the U.S. grew from 1.8 billion to over 4 billion trips per year.AMERICANBIKE