It turns out that the trend is nationwide and was picked up by the radio program, Marketplace. You can read the transcript and see their brief slide slow.
At the end of the segment, reporter Andrea Bernstein concludes, "Except that next year, the retailers we spoke with said they'll be off bikes, and on to the next big thing."
Will she be right? Yes, inevitably on to the next big thing. It is up to us to make sure that bicycles are (and remain) "the next big thing." Anthropologie, you might want to start thinking about a line of handlebar bags. -- Yes, you can work in a strap for a scented candle if you want.