Whether you’re a business owner, advocate, community member, or agency official, you can take steps to welcome and accommodate bicycle travelers visiting your community. Check out Bicycle Tourism Resources for links to more information, guidances, and examples.
Bicycle Travel Friendly Essentials
Be welcoming to bicycle travelers and let them know that you’re bicycle-friendly.
Post welcome signs, bicycle decals, or put up bicycle-related art.
Provide hospitality training for businesses.
Promote the bicycle amenities & services you offer through your website, social media, etc.
Provide tourism service information.
Maps of the town or area.
Nearby services, like restaurants, grocery stores, breweries, lodging and camping, bike shops and outdoor stores, post office, library, and laundromats.
Local tourism activities – outdoor recreation, nearby trails, attractions & events, etc.
Offer bicycle-friendly amenities.
Check out the tips for businesses below.
Provide bicycle-friendly accommodations.
Check out the hospitality tips below.
Implement bicycle infrastructure and policies.
Pass a Complete Streets policy or ordinance.
Include dedicated bicycle infrastructure and routes/networks in transportation plans.
Make sure the racks accommodate bicycles with loaded panniers.
Complimentary lock for bicyclists to borrow.
A coded lock is best so there’s no danger of losing keys.
Complimentary bicycle pump – a floor pump with a gauge is best.
Complimentary water for guests to fill water bottles.
Food fuel – offer high calorie, healthy packaged snacks for purchase.
Energy bars or gels, cheese/meat sticks, nut mixes, etc.
Tips for Hospitality
These tips for hospitality businesses (hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campgrounds, etc.) provide ideas of amenities and services to accommodate guests that arrive by bicycle. We encourage businesses to implement what is feasible for them. Also check out Cyclists Only Lodging for examples and recommendations.
Bicycle parking that is preferably secure and protected from weather.