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

Bike Travel Through History with HistoriCorps
Bike Travel Through History with HistoriCorps

HistoriCorps engages volunteers to do hands-on work to save historic structures. They explore special places and connect with their history in a unique way that is conducive to travel by bike.

By HistoriCorps staff members Liz Rice and volunteer John Milliken kindly submitted this guest post. 
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. 

PeopleForBikes Answers Ten Commonly Asked Questions About eBikes
PeopleForBikes Answers Ten Commonly Asked Questions About eBikes

eBikes continue to gain popularity in the world of cycling, and today on the Adventure Cycling blog we’re sharing PeopleForBike’s answers to our 10 questions about eBikes.

By Morgan Lommele manages the joint partnership between the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes to improve access for people who want to ride electric bicycles.