Tourism

NYBC believes that the State of New York offers an unparalleled diversity of bicycling opportunities that attract travelers from near and far, from young families to international bicycle touring enthusiasts and everyone in between. If you like to travel with your bike, there is a bike route, trail or event for you in New York State.  Keep reading to learn more about our tourism initiatives.

Bicycle Events & Destinations

NYBC provides a free, comprehensive online calendar of bicycling events.  The Events Calendar is updated weekly by NYBC staff, and event organizers can submit their information through the website as well.

NYBC promotes bicycle tourism throughout the state through our partnerships with tourism promotion agencies and Chambers of Commerce.

Most studies show that multi-day bicycle tourists spend between $100 and $300 per day on food, lodging and other items.

Traveling with Bicycles

We also recognize the importance of connecting large population centers with upstate bicycle tourism destinations via affordable, accessible rail transportation.  That’s why we are advocating for roll-on bicycle service on New York’s Amtrak corridor routes.

Bicycles Mean Business

  • 60 million recreational bicyclists spend $46.9 billion annually on meals, transportation, lodging, gifts and entertainment
  • Bicycle manufacturing is a $6 billion national industry
  • Spill-over effects of all bicycling-related activities could be as large as $133 billion, supporting 1.1 million jobs and generating $17.7 billion in federal, state and local taxes

Bike Friendly Winery

Look for 2017 to be a big year for this initiative. NYBC's Bike Friendly program celebrates tourism business owners who welcome bike enthusiasts to their establishments.

Cycle NY

Cycle NY got off to a fabulous inaugural year with two very successful rides. Look for an expanding roster and new regions this coming spring!