Bicycle Tourism Resources

Bike Tourism 101

Get started with bike tourism basics and share these resources in your community. 

Destination Development

How do you develop bike tourism assets, like routes and maps, signs, trails, events, multimodal connections, and other features? Here are a few examples to show what’s possible, but be creative! Each destination is unique and destination development is all about cultivating that uniqueness.

How To’s

Bike/Active Tourism Plans

Bike Tourism Partnerships

Routes, Networks, and Maps

Multimodal Connections

Infrastructure, Funding, & Policy

If you're working to improve bicycle infrastructure and networks in your community, these resources are a starting point for design guidance, how to find funding, and making bike-friendly policy changes. 

Economic Development

Bike tourism, trail tourism, or more broadly, active tourism, contributes to economic development and can revitalize small towns. Telling these stories can be a powerful way to communicate the benefits of bicycle tourism and build broader support for your efforts. 

Revitalization Stories

Destination Marketing & Promotion

Promote your area’s bike tourism assets through websites, videos, articles, guides, blog posts, and social media. It's also important to know who your target audience is and what experiences they're looking for. Here are a few examples of ways organizations, businesses, and agencies are doing market research and promoting bike tourism.

International

National

Statewide

Local

Hospitality and Businesses

If you own a business or run a hotel, hostel, or campground, these best practices and program examples will help you to identify what kinds of services best accommodate your bicycling customers and guests. For a complete list of recommendations, check out How to be Bicycle Travel Friendly and Cyclists Only Lodging

Bike-Friendly Business Programs

Connect with Professionals

You may want to reach out to bicycle tourism professionals for consulting or marketing services, or to share ideas and network. Our Travel Initiatives team is also available to answer questions at travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org