New Bicycling Study

Another rural region's report on bicycling's economic impact

The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission has just released the results of an economic impact study conducted in 2015
Bicycling in the study area had the following characteristics:

• Visitor spending had a direct economic impact of approximately $8.6 million that supported 144 jobs.
• Adding direct, indirect, and induced impact, the total economic impact of bicycle tourism in the study area is estimated at $13.6 million that supported 184 jobs.
• The top sectors impacted by bicycle tourism are restaurants, hotels, motels, and retail establishments

October 26, 2016