Bicycling is good for the economy

I meant environment, didn’t I? We all know that riding your bike to work is good for your health, environment, and saves a little gas money in the process. But the economy? The answer seems to be yes!

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On the front page of today’s USAToday, cycling is the outdoor recreation activity that generates the second most jobs in the United States. Here are the figures:

  1. Camping 2.3 million jobs
  2. Bicycling 1.1 million jobs
  3. Hiking 716,000
  4. Fishing 587,000
  5. Snow sports 567,000

So, if you want to save the world, ride!

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3 Responses to Bicycling is good for the economy

  1. Eric says:

    Wow, that’s a much bigger part of the economy than I ever suspected!

    Gotta plan out a self supported cycling/camping trip through New England before I go back west.

  2. That’s around 6 million people. Are the other 294 million on welfare?

  3. pelotonjim says:

    Looks like the 6 million have to carry the rest. Strap your tent and fishing pole to your bike and carry this country.

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