Visitors at Bicycle City
The plans for Bicycle City include the development of accommodations for visitors. In 2005, domestic tourism was a $2 billion industry, and 75% of those trips were for lesiure. We hope that those trip itineraries will soon include Bicycle City.
We will offer Bicycle City as a vacation spot for singles, retirees and families. The community will sponsor events and conferences and will actively pursue meeting and convention clients. The hotel or lodge will include active events as well as relaxing spa visits. As of July 2007, there were 14,615 spas in the U.S., an increase of 48% from 2003. There are more than 32 million active spa-goers in the U.S, who generated $9.4 billion in 2006.
Local businesses will support a healthy, earth-friendly atmosphere by offering food, products and services of a healthy or environmentally-friendly nature. These businesses will benefit from the tourism as well as from local residents.
Visitors will likely want to take part in our active lifestyle offerings, perhaps partaking in kayaking or mountain biking, or something a little less intense, such as shopping in our famer's market or taking a class.
Bicycle City also will sponsor events such as marathons and bicycle races, concerts and festivals, and encourage artists of all kinds – painters, musicians, writers – to live in or visit the community.
Most domestic travel involves a short trip, a household family, and nights at a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast. Amtrak ridership is increasing in the wake of rising gas prices. Bicycle City plans to accomodate travelers of all demographics with comfortable accomodations and plenty of recreational and leisure activities.
(Sources: International Spa Association Industry, Travel Industry of America)