Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More :: 10 ways that bicycle travel industry is booming

Bicycling is enjoying new recognition and, according to this story, participation.

I’d say that is true in the valley. While I don’t see more cyclists at our rides, I do see city and county transportation groups increasingly considering the needs of cyclists. –Corrie

The use of bicycles for transportation and recreation is clearly on the upswing. Now the Adventure Cycling Association says that bicycles are a growing part of the travel industry as well.

The Missoula, Montana-based nonprofit that produces bike travel maps, organizes supported and self-contained bicycle tours and advocates for bicycle travel had a record year in 2010. One of its big gains was a 16% increase in the number of cyclists joining one of its many bicycle tours.

via Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More :: 10 ways that bicycle travel industry is booming.

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