Report Shows Economic Value of Mountain Bicycling in Oregon
Travel Oregon, the state's tourism development agency, recently commissioned a report that examined the economic value of bicycling tourism in Oregon. Trail Solutions worked with the consultant, Dean Runyan Associates, to structure and distribute the user survey that was the foundation of the study. The results show that day-use mountain bicycle trips in Oregon contributed $27.9 million to the state's economy in 2012. In addition, mountain bicyclists were involved in general recreation use, group rides, tours, and events, claiming an additional portion of the almost $400 million generated through cycling tourism.
The full report can be accessed here.