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Guides to success

Guide to bicycle tourism success: How to get started

CycleLifeHQ, 2018


Tourism Bikenomics
Louise Bohler, Tourism (ADFC), n.d

Five reasons why bicycle tourism matters
The Path Less Pedalled, Mar 2013

Bicycle Tourism Development
Travel Oregon, n.d.


Economic Analyses

Sea to Sky Mountain Biking, Economic Impact Study, Whistler Report
Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association, Dec 2015 

Economic Impact of Mountain Biking in Whistler 2016
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, April 2017

Cycle Tourism in Australia: An investigation into its size and scope
Faulks, P, Ritchie, B, Fluker, M; Sustainable Tourism CRC Feb 2006 

An economic analysis of rail trails in Victoria, Aus
Beeton S., Latrobe University, 2003 

Bicycle tourism is slowly changing small communities all over the world
We Love Cycling, Nov 2017

The Grand Tour: How bicycle tourism helps local economies
Elly Blue, June 2011 

Why it pays to invest in bicycle tourism
Bodor, A., European Cyclists Federation, Feb 2916 

The Spend Cycle: How Bicycle Tourism impacts small communities
Dirt Rag Magazine, March 2018 

Cycle Tourism, Routes for people
Sustrans, Aug 1999

Why is no one talking about bicycle tourism?
Wachunas J., SpinLister, n.d 


Economics for local business

Bicycling Means Business: The economic benefits of bicycle infrastructure
Flusche, F, League of American Bicyclists, July 2012 

Attracting bike tourists to your trails; lessons from the (New York) Canalway
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Parks & Trails New York, New York State Canal CorporationOct 2011

Economic Benefits of increased cycling
Blondiau T, 2016 

Bikes Bring Bucks: six ways bicycling benefits local business and local economies
Adventure Cycling Association, May 2015 

How Bicycles Bring Business
Szczepanski, C April 2013 

Bike Riders Spend More in Local Shops
Bicycle Network, Nov 2018 

Why Bicyclists are better customers than drivers for local business
Snyder, T, Mar 2012 


Strategic Plans

Otago Central Rail Trail
Otago Central Rail Trail Trust, 2019-2029 

Canberra Cycle Tourism Strategy
Visit Canberra, ACT Government, June 2018

Tasmania Cycle Tourism Strategy
Dept of State Growth, Tasmanian Government, Sept 2017 

Ontario’s Cycling Tourism Plan
Government of Ontario, October 2018 

The future of cycle tourism in the (European) alps
Pechlaner H, Demetz M and Scuttari A, EURAC Research, 2015 


Marketing plans

Michigan Bicycle Tourism Marketing Plan
Nicholls S and Serino D, for the Michigan Tourism Committee, Feb 2015 


Other organisation’s resource libraries

HeadWater Travel

Adventure Cycling Association

League of American Bicyclists

European Cyclist Federation

Rail Trails Conservancy

People for Bikes

Mountain Bike Advisors


Success stories


See how other communities are winning through bicycle tourism