The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission has just released the results of an economic impact study conducted in 2015.
Bicycling in the study area had the following characteristics:
• Visitor spending had a direct economic impact of approximately $8.6 million that supported 144 jobs.
• Adding direct, indirect, and induced impact, the total economic impact of bicycle tourism in the study area is estimated at $13.6 million that supported 184 jobs.
• The top sectors impacted by bicycle tourism are restaurants, hotels, motels, and retail establishments