Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
Strategic efforts from state tourism offices and local governments amplify the economic benefits of bicycle tourism and help to define the character and identity of rural communities. We synthesize research on this topic as a guide to the economic benefits that come from bicycle tourism, and offer best practices for developing long distance cycling routes that support bicycle tourism.
Depew, Elizabeth and Smith, Jordan, "Long-Distance Cycling Routes: Economic Impacts, Best Practices, and Marketing Strategies" (2020). All Current Publications. Paper 2159.