If you were to guess how many Americans don’t know how to ride a bike, what number would you throw out? That’s what a survey from a couple years ago asked (not sure why it’s just coming to light now). Based on 1,196 adults in the United States who responded to the survey, the answer is 6% of Americans don’t know how to ride a bike, according to FiveThirtyEight.
And here is who is the least likely to know how to ride a bike: people in the Northeast. Not sure why but 12% of the people who said they don’t reside in the Northeast. White Americans are most likely to know how to drive. Four percent said they don’t know how to ride, while 7% of hispanics and ten percent of African Americans said they don’t know how. As for marital status, single people are twice as likely to know how to ride a bike than married people. And surprisingly, more older people than young people know how to ride bikes. You can see all the stats here if you want more.