Keeping the silent sports community informed and self propelled.
There's some eye-opening data about prevalence of bicycling in Michigan in this piece from The Bridge, the magazine of the Center for Michigan. This paragraph in particular jumped out at me:
"Michigan boasts more than 300 bike tours that criss-cross the state, said Rich Moeller, executive director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists, with approximately 45,000 to 50,000 cyclists who participate in them. Of the 300 tours offered, five are a week-long; of those, two sell out every year. The rest are at near capacity."
Michigan is also ranked No. 1 in the country for the largest rail-trail system, with more than 2,400 miles of bike trails. And Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling, is cited for saying Michigan could become one of the top 5 bike tourist destinations in the country within the next five years.