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 hosted the 2018 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit on March 16, 2018 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. As…
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…
August 8, 2017
WWeek.com published an article about the Oregon Timber Trail, read the full article, here.
July 2, 2017
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the designation of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway during its June 14 meeting in Salem.…
June 24, 2017
Oregon is now home to a 670-mile route of bike trails. The Oregon Timber Trail launched this spring. Read more about…
June 14, 2017
Salem, Ore. – June 14, 2017 – Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north central…
March 6, 2017
Travel Oregon is hosting the 2017 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit on March 21 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The…
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