Bikes contribute $400M to Oregon tourism

Bikes contribute $400M to Oregon tourism

Recreational bicycle travel contributes $400 million of Oregon's annual $9 billion tourism industry.

"We knew we had a real strong competitive advantage" for luring two-wheeled tourists to the state, Scott West, chief strategy officer for Travel Oregon told a legislative panel. The survey proves it, he said.

Of those who spent time cycling around Oregon, 83 percent also hike, and 58 percent visited at least one microbrewery.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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