Bike Tourism in Michigan
Michigan’s access to our beautiful natural scenery is an asset we can capitalize on. For years, hikers and motorists have been taking in all the picturesque views the Great Lakes have to offer. Bridge reports another group is increasingly taking advantage of these scenic views: bicyclists.
The rail-trail bike system in Michigan is the largest in the country and riders are taking notice. There are over 300 bike tours around the state, the largest tours running at or near full capacity.
Jim Sayer, the executive director of Adventure Cycling thinks Michigan’s increase in bike co-ops and designated bike routes State wide have increased the Great Lakes’ visibility among bikers and made it one of the top cycling destinations in the country.
In order to keep the best and brightest minds in Michigan, we need to utilize every asset we possess. Touting our trail network and natural beauty is a great way to displaying what a wonderful place Michigan is to live.
One of the ways we can capitalize even further on this potential tourism boost is to make sure we have the infrastructure available to support it. For instance, allowing bikes on Amtrak trains will help make bike tourism more accessible. Have you signed on to the League of Michigan Bicyclists' petition to Amtrak to allow bikes on trains? Join their campaign to make sure we're supporting this promising tourist industry!blog comments powered by Disqus