Hot Off The Press: New "Tourists On Two Wheels" Brochures

February 15, 2017

We hear you, and we’re here to help: 

  • “How can my town/business attract more touring cyclists and be more bicycle friendly?”
  • “How can I better accommodate touring cyclists?” “What amenities do cyclists need/want?”
  • “What kinds of economic impacts do touring cyclists bring to communities/businesses/states?”
  • “What are the demographics of touring cyclists?”
  • “Where can I find resources to make the case for bicycle tourism in my community?”

These kinds of questions come in all the time at Adventure Cycling, and it keeps us motivated to know that this work is going on in communities all over the country. 

So, in partnership with The Path Less Pedaled, we decided to put together a “Tourists on Two Wheels” series of three print brochures that will help you make the case for bicycle tourism in your town. 

The first brochure focuses on the demographics of bicycle travelers, why people travel by bicycle, and local economic benefits. The back features a case study of the bicycle camp in Twin Bridges, Montana.

The second looks more in depth at the economic benefits of bicycle travel with two case studies from the Great Allegheny Passage and an economic study that was done in Montana

The third, still in design phase, will highlight simple ways to be more bicycle-travel friendly, with a couple of case studies featuring the Pedal Perry program in Perry, IA, and a bike hostel in Mitchell, OR called Spoke’n Hostel.

The first two brochures are hot off the press and we’re excited to get them out there and put to use!

You can now download the brochures in PDF form: 

To request hard copies, please contact travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org and let us know:

  1. Which brochures(s) and how many copies you would like,
  2. Your name and mailing address, and
  3. How you plan to use them. We’d also love to hear your feedback. 

Brochure photos by The Path Less Pedaled | Brochure design by Casey Greene

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BUILDING BICYCLE TOURISM is written by Ginny Sullivan and Saara Snow of the Travel Initiatives Department and focuses on the growing national movement to build bicycle tourism, including economic impacts, bike friendly tips, multimodal travel, case studies, and destination development and marketing.

Comments

Shawn callahan

I just read about the new brochures you have printed regarding bicycle tourism, and I am requesting 100 copies of each please!

I live in Biwabik, mn- a northern MN town that the Mesabi Trail passes through. I am a member on our city's panning & zoning committee, as well as our region's tourism bureau. I also operate a small resort called Green Gate Guest Houses (www.greengateguesthouses.com) along the Mesabi Trail and cater in part to cyclists in the summer. I would like to promote/present the benefits of bicycle tourism to my community and these brochures would help tremendously!

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Regards,

Shawn Callahan

Green Gate Guest Houses

Po box 594

Biwabik mn 55708

218-290-2607

February 16, 2017, 4:43 AM
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Saara Snow

Hi Shawn,

Wow, I've never heard of the Mesabi Trail but it looks impressive, and also looks like it connects to U.S. Bicycle Route 45. We'll send you those copies of both brochures probably sometime next week. The first brochure is getting printed at the moment and should be in sometime early next week. Thanks for helping to promote bike tourism in your area!

February 17, 2017, 10:52 AM
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Saara Snow

Hi Shawn, Just as a follow up - we can send up to 20 copies of each, I hope that will work for your purposes. May be able to send more later if needed, but it depends on the demand. I'm getting those off to you today.

February 23, 2017, 11:26 AM
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Ben Schapiro

Great. Just what I need to inform my city council and chamber of a great opportunity.

February 16, 2017, 11:23 AM
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Saara Snow

Hi Ben,

If you'd like us to send you copies, let us know your mailing address and how many (up to 20 each) at travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org. Thanks!

February 23, 2017, 11:19 AM
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Saara Snow

If you're having trouble emailing the travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org address shown in the blog post, you can send your request for brochures to me at ssnow@adventurecycling.org instead. Thanks!

February 17, 2017, 11:11 AM
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Saara Snow

So we troubleshooted issues with the travel-initiatives address and it should be working now. Please let us know if you continue to have issues. Thanks!

February 17, 2017, 12:57 PM
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Robert Yates

For our 285 mile cross state rail-trail... may be very timely for supporting a positive, counter narrative that challenges the views of investment reluctant Washington State Legislators. There are $6 million in requested trail improvements before the state Legislature this current session that will benefit small towns in eastern Washington.

February 18, 2017, 10:13 AM
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Saara Snow

Hi Robert,

Let us know if you'd like us to send any copies and your mailing address at travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org. We can send up to 20 copies each. Thanks!

February 23, 2017, 11:24 AM
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Don DeJong

Please send us 4 of each brochure so we can give them to our local Chamber of Commerce. Thanks

February 23, 2017, 8:52 AM
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Saara Snow

Hi Don, I'll send them off to you today. Thanks for distributing them!

February 23, 2017, 11:20 AM
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Don DeJong

Don DeJong

16520 Country Club Drive

Burlington, WA

February 23, 2017, 8:53 AM
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mark Looney

I am creating a bike travel presentation to a Cleveland area Chamber and Bike Path committee. Your information is very likely to help engage the audience. Please send a copy of each brochure to: 18451 E. Shoreland, Rocky River OH 44116. Thank you

March 14, 2017, 8:41 PM
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