Bicycling contributes $133 billion annually to U.S. economy

According to a report by the Outdoor Industry Foundation, distributed at this year's National Bike Summit, the national bicycling recreation economy:
Bicyclists enjoy the Katy Trail

  • Contributes more than $133 billion annually to the U.S. economy
  • Supports nearly 1.1 million jobs across the U.S.
  • Generate $17.7 billion in annual federal and state tax revenue
  • produces $53.1 billion annually in retail sales and services
    • $6.2 billion in bicycling gear ales and services
    • $46.9 billion in bicycling trip-related expenditures
  • Provides sustainable growth in rural communities
See the full report here.