Bicycle Tourism Development
Travel Oregon endeavors to make Oregon a premier cycling destination. Presently, Oregon is well on its way to that goal thanks to our incredibly bike-friendly cities, scenic rural roads, world-class mountain bike single-track and fondness for two-wheeled travelers. Oregon’s robust and growing bicycle economy is something communities across the state can embrace and build off of for years to come. Travel Oregon has many programs to assist with the development of cycling tourism, including:
- Development of a website solely focused on promoting bicycling in Oregon, RideOregonRide.com
- Development of the Bike Friendly Business program
- Facilitation of the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership
- Development of Oregon Scenic Bikeways
- Delivery of Bicycle Tourism Studios to foster development of bike infrastructure, business services, and promotions in a community or region
- Conducting and compiling research to better understand the bicycle traveler
- Founding partner in the Oregon Active Transportation Summit, which aims to promote alternate forms of transportation
About the Header Video: The Communities Powered by Travel video series highlights participants in Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio training program. This robust training program is designed to assist rural communities in sustainable tourism development. In its fourth entry, Travel Oregon, in collaboration with Write to Know Consulting and Maser Films, checked in with several Oregonians who are working to stimulate their local economy through bike tourism. This inspiring video highlights three success stories: TREO Ranches and Bike Tours, the Old West Scenic Bikeway and First City Cycles.
About the Video: Funding is still needed to finish 10 miles of the 72-mile long Historic Columbia River Highway to once again link the neighboring communities and have a complete Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The ability for cyclists and pedestrians to experience the entire trail without having to be on Interstate 84 will help make the area a world-class destination.
Bicycle Tourism Development In Oregon
The Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership (OBTP) is a niche market working group that Travel Oregon convenes two to three times…
Travel Oregon will be hosting the 2017 Oregon Bike Tourism Summit on March 21, 2017 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.…
In 2008, participants at the Oregon Bike Summit identified the need for one statewide website to showcase all of Oregon’s…
In 2013, the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership identified five priority projects to focus on over the next 5-10 years. One…
In 2012, based on strategic direction from the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership, Travel Oregon embarked on an extensive study of…
February 7, 2017
The Oregon Timber Trail won’t launch until this spring, but it’s okay to start planning your trip now. Read more…
October 28, 2016
An article about the need for a statewide bike trail advocacy organization to help present a united front for lobbying,…
October 6, 2016
Travel Oregon invites you to join the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership (OBTP) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday,…
September 13, 2016
In honor of the inaugural Bike Your Park Day, Travel Oregon and Adventure Cycling Association are encouraging Oregonians and visitors…
September 1, 2016
Travel Oregon is pleased to announce the following communities have been selected for the 2016-2017 Oregon Tourism Studio programs: Fall/Winter 2016…
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