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

Takeaways from Our Bike Travel Advocacy Survey
Takeaways from Our Bike Travel Advocacy Survey

We recently asked you to participate in a bicycle travel survey and 2,200 people responded. Here are some of the key takeaways. 

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. 

Tell Us What Bicycle Travel Advocacy Issues Are Important to You!
Tell Us What Bicycle Travel Advocacy Issues Are Important to You!

Please take a few minutes to fill out our bike advocacy survey. We want to hear from you about challenges you’ve run into on the road and improvements you’d like Adventure Cycling to work towards in the next five years.