just how much money do americans spend on cycling? new study provides the answer

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if you thought you spent a lot of money on riding your bike, then you’re far from alone according to a study released this week.the outdoor industry association (oia) released its third outdoor recreation economy study this week and across the united states, cyclists are spending big money to ride their bikes; $100 billion according to the report from the boulder, colorado based organization.of the $887 billion they estimate is spent on outdoor activities each year, approximately $97 billion is used on cycling and other “wheeled sports”.>>> attempt to hit visiting cyclists with $25 tax defeated by montana state legislaturenearly $14 billion of that is spent on equipment, with the remaining $83 billion used to take this gear on trips around the country. ultimately, the oia estimates this helps create 847,559 jobs in the outdoor industry.the promotion of outdoor recreation and the government’s investment in more bike paths, lanes and greenways, like the 32-mile stretch to be built in manhattan in the coming years, is vital to not only public health, but the country’s economy as a whole.according to the study, americans spend almost triple the amount of money on outdoor recr......

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