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.


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