Last year, Americans spent $81 billion on bicycling gear and
trips, a sizable chunk of the total outdoor recreation industry which accounts
for $646 billion in spending each year.
A large proportion of that expenditure on bicycling trips is
captured by communities that have been able to connect destination trails with
their downtowns, main streets and local businesses.
Just how important is this trail traffic to these local
businesses? Let's let the numbers speak for themselves...
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