With more than 300 bike tours that criss-cross the state and the largest rail-trail systems with more than 2,400 miles of bike trails, Michigan is quickly becoming one of the top bicycle touring destinations in the country.
And, the economic impact from such activity is nothing to be sneezed at. According to a 2010 University of Wisconsin study`, the Badger State enjoyed more than $920 million in economic benefits due to bicycle recreation and tourism. Of that total, the study credited almost $540 million to out-of-state cyclists alone.
Read the Center for Michigan story
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail