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Take a look at websites that are showing Oregon by Bike! (Oregonlive.com)Across the country, cycling contributes $81 billion to the economy, according to a national outdoor recreation study. It ranks third in participation rates behind running and fishing, beating out camping and hiking. (Reprinted from online)
The survey was conducted by Dean Runyon Associates in 2012. About 5,000 respondents took part, combed from more than two dozen bicycle and tourism-related blogs, web sites, newsletters and other resources.
They noted where they went and how much money they spent on food, accommodations, gear and other items. The biggest group were those who went on day road rides for recreation or fitness, followed by those who signed up for organized, non-competitive rides.
Most, 67 percent, were from Oregon, followed by Washington, 10 percent, and California, 8 percent. They spent an average of $94 a day in restaurants and bars, and $81 a day on motels and other accommodations, according to the survey.