Building Bike Tourism

Bicycle tourism is booming as a sector of the active tourism market.

More communities and states than ever are investing in building bicycle tourism and its benefits. These resources and tools will help you to better understand the opportunities for developing and promoting bicycle tourism. Consider what makes your area unique and how people can experience it in an authentic way by bike.

  • Bicycle Tourism 101 provides the basics of bike tourism, why it's important, the demographics of touring cyclists, and what makes a bicycle tourism destination. 
  • How to be Bicycle Travel Friendly lists recommendations and tips for welcoming and accommodating visiting cyclists. 
  • Cyclists Only Lodging is accommodations specifically for bicycle travelers, and this page highlights examples and "do's and don'ts" recommendations. 
  • Economic Impact studies of bicycle tourism are listed on this page with highlight summaries. 
  • Bicycle Tourism Resources is a comprehensive list of links to guidances and how-to's, examples and plans, success stories and case studies, and opportunities to get started and connect with professionals. 

Building Bike Tourism

Five National Parks You Can Get to on Amtrak for Bike Your Park Day
Five National Parks You Can Get to on Amtrak for Bike Your Park Day

Here are five national parks you can get to on Amtrak with your bike and how to do it for Bike Your Park Day. And remember, you can visit a national or state park, monument, historic site, river, seashore, recreation area, preserve, forest, wildlife refuge, or parkway ... it’s your day to ride whatever “park” you like.

Amtrak Launches New Roll-On Bicycle Service
Amtrak Launches New Roll-On Bicycle Service

A new pilot service on the Capitol Limited route will allow bicyclists to roll bikes on and off at any station between Chicago and Washington DC. 

Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana
Summertime is the Right Time to Cycle U.S. Bike Route 35 in Indiana

What better way to celebrate summer than to ride Indiana’s U.S. Bicycle Route 35? The north-south route stretches 360 miles from Lake Michigan to Louisville, Kentucky, through welcoming communities filled with amenities, local restaurants, and historical attractions that make for a unique traveling excursion.

By Our thanks to Lexa Muehlbauer from the Hamilton County Visitor's Bureau for contributing this guest post.