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Why one bike maker is struggling to meet pandemic demand

Jun 9, 2021
As supply chain shortages back up orders of parts and raw materials, bike manufacturers are struggling to keep up with surging demand.
"Compared to normal years, we were seeing two to three times more site traffic and purchases across the board," said Mehdi Farsi, co-founder of State Bicycle Co. in Phoenix.
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Harley Davidson's fastest growing market? Women

Jun 3, 2014
The iconic motorcycle manufacturer wants to attract younger riders, and women.

Financial Feud: Spending windfall vs. Investing it

Glen and his bride-to-be once fought over what to do with a $10,000 insurance windfall. He wanted to blow the money on a $10,000 bike, she wanted to invest it. Whose side are you on?

Tech spin: A tour of New York City's new bike share program

May 31, 2013
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson takes New York City's new bike share program for a spin.

Citibank spins publicity with NYC bikeshare

May 14, 2012
Citibank is sponsoring New York City's new bike rental program. It's a two-wheeled marketing opportunity.

Los Angeles hosts a 10-mile-long block party

Apr 16, 2012
CicLAvia, an event that brought 100,000 people out on their bikes, got people to linger where they usually don't.

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Dude, where's my bike?

Jan 27, 2012
Journalist Patrick Symmes had a bicycle. Then it got stolen. So he got another bike, and that got stolen, too. He discusses his journey delving into the underground economy of stolen bikes.

Car vs. Bike vs. Bus: A comparison of three LA commutes

May 6, 2011
There are few ideas less believable than commuting to work in Los Angeles on a bicycle. One of those ideas is commuting to work on an electric-as...