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Bicycle Tourism

Who are Bicycle Tourists?


82% of touring cyclists have a college education

52 is the average age 

58% make over $75,000 per year

8.1% are international tourists


Bicycle travelers tend to be geotourists - interested in experiencing the distinctive characteristics of a place, including its culture, landscape, history, and the well-being of its residents. They tend to prefer to spend locally, make meaningful connections with locals, and explore off the beaten path. 



https://www.adventurecycling.org/advocacy/building-bike-tourism/bicycle-tourism-101/

Benefits to Cyclists

 

• Improve health

• Seeing new sights

• Meeting new people

• Relax, slow down

• Unfiltered experience

• Making new memories

Cyclist Resources


Cycling Tourists can purchase

Maps of their route. $12 each


Adventure Cycling

Benefits to Communities

 

Cyclists spend on average $75 per day:

•Lodging

•Food

•Beverages

•Entertainment


It takes about 6 days to travel across Oklahoma

Nationally, bike tourism accounts for an estimated $83 billion in trip-related spending, which doesn't count gear sales.

Bicycle recreation creates 848,000 jobs.

(2018, Outdoor Industry Association https://outdoorindustry.org/)

 

Comparisons: Missouri


Katy Trail Generates $18.5 Million

A 2012 study, Katy Trail Economic Impact Report, found:

400,000 visitors to Katy Trail State Park have an economic impact of $18,491,000 per year, which supports 367 jobs.

85% of visitors bicycled the Katy Trail and 87% of respondents said the Katy Trail was the main reason for their visit to the area.

One in five Katy Trail visitors stopped at a small town along the trail, contributing $8 million in total value added to the local community. 

Comparison: NW Arkansas


$137 Million from Bicycling in Northwest Region

Tourists spend $27 million at local businesses each year.

55% of mountain bikers travel to NW Arkansas from outside the region.

Generates $85 million annually in health related benefits.

Residents spend more than $20 million on bicycling annually.

Houses within .25 miles of the Razorback Greenway sell for an average of nearly $15,000 more than those two miles from the trail.

Edmond Cycle 66 Bike Ride


 Sunday, November 7, 2021

 Celebrating Historic Route 66's Birthday

 Benefiting Autumn Leaves and Route 66 Association

 66, 33 and 10 mile rides

 

 

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