Promoting Mountain Bike Tourism | International Mountain Bicycling Association

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Great mountain bike trails don’t just satisfy local riders. They can also attract tourists from all over, revitalize local economies, and put a destination on the map. Just look at places like Moab, Fruita, Vancouver’s North Shore, Glentress, Coed Y Brenin—before they developed mountain biking trails, not many of us had heard of them. Now, people fly from all over the world for the express purpose of riding in these mountain bike meccas, and the economic benefits have convinced other locations to get in the game.

MoBikeFed comment: How about some of this action for Missouri, too? Missouri actually has some amazingly well-developed mountain biking trail systems and an avid and active mountain biking community.

How much mountain biking tourism happens in Missouri? Probably not enough, given the extensive mountain biking trail system the state has--and is improving every year.