According to data from ANCMA (Associazione Nazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori), the sector’s trade association, sales of bicycles in Italy are expected to increase by 20 percent this year as compared to 2019. The pandemic provided the primary drive for the growth, followed by a mobility bonus that was allocated by the Italian Ministry for the Environment. Sales will exceed 2 million units this year – between 2,100,000 and 2,150,000, according to ANCMA’s estimates – as compared to 1,713,000 in 2019. The surge in bike sales took place especially between June and November, and 30-35,000 of the units sold were e-bikes. Although electric mountain bikes still hold the first place in the category, city and trekking e-bikes experienced a real boom, accounting for 50 percent of the new purchases.