Interbike 2012 Report, Part 2 | Road Bike Rider

Put this is in your arsenal for use the next time someone tells you bicyclists don’t pay their own way onteh roads.–Corrie

“Today bicycling manufacturing is a $6 billion national industry. But the economic benefits associated with riding extend far beyond that number. The nation’s 60 million annual recreational bicyclists spend $46.9 billion on meals, transportation, lodging, gifts and entertainment. One study estimates that the spill-over effects of all bicycling-related activities could be as large as $133 billion, supporting 1.1 million jobs and generating $17.7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes….

via Interbike 2012 Report, Part 2 | Road Bike Rider.

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