New Event Calendar Draws Tourist Spending To Bike Tours In Virginia

Released on: April 15, 2015, 5:20 am (EDT)
Industry: Sports

Richmond, Virginia, April 15, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Bike related tourism is a growing in the state with more events offered in 2015 than ever before and the event calendar on the Bike Virginia Ride Guide provides information about activities across the state at

The site is a one-stop listing source that draws tourist attention to the large number of cycling eventsin the state.

Virginia is home to dozens of cycling events each year and generates millions of dollars in spending. Stimulating event interest is an important way to help sustain the economy of the state. The calendar provides a gateway to information on tours, fundraiser rides, races, festivals, education, and other biking activities.

“Bike events have a vast tourism potential for Virginia’s economy,” says Dr. Kim Perry, Executive Director of Bike Virginia, “this new portal will help strengthen interest in all the great things going on in the Commonwealth.”

The Bike Virginia Tour, one tour out of dozens of events held in the state each year generates nearly $3 Million dollars in spending each June with its annual tour hosting 1,800 participants for 6 days. A new host region is benefit of this economic gain each year as the tour moves to new locations. Other events are held in the same community each year and have repeat tourist traffic.

“Consider the financial impression of dozens of events of all kinds and you have a powerful impact on the economy. People that ride spend money in communities on food, lodging, gifts, and services. “An event can bring hundreds or even thousands of people to a community,” said Bike Virginia board member, Dick Elder. He went on to say, “We are happy to be able to help draw attention to bike Tours in Virginia, it’s fun and it’s great for the state.”

Bike Virginia also decided to add a new event offering to the bike tours in Virginia for 2015, Velo Virginia. The new event is specially aimed at west coast and international tourists who will be attending a large scale international cycling race, the UCI World Championship races. The event is being held in the US for the first time in 26 years and the Velo Virginia tour is designed to capture their attention of guests while in the state for the races. Details on the event can be found at

Event listings are free and submitted by community members through an easy to use online form at All listings are approved by the staff of Bike Virginia before being published to live.

The Ride Guide website was created as one of the advocacy programs of Bike Virginia. The organization not only operates one of the oldest bike tours in Virginia, but is a state-wide advocacy and education organization. In addition to providing a calendar, the site also hosts a listing on bike trails in Virginia and other places to ride. Bike Virginia specializes in helping support cycling through awareness, encouragement, advocating for infrastructure and funding, and giving grants.

Visitors to can use the searchable database to find bike tours in Virginia or all kinds of cycling activitiessuch as family friendly fun events, off-road mountain bike races, multiple day bike tours, bike camping events,or a cyclocross races.

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Contact-Details: Bike Virginia
Contact: Dr. Kim Perry, Executive Director
Contact no. 804-477-1780

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