The University of Minnesota Tourism Center delivers research-based education, conducts applied research and engages Minnesotans to support and strengthen tourism in Minnesota.

Bicycling on bridge

Biking in Minnesota

In 2016, the Tourism Center partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to examine the economic impact and health effects of bicycling in Minnesota. A team of University of Minnesota researchers looked at:

  • The health benefits of bicycle commuting.
  • The economic contribution of the bicycling industry in Minnesota.
  • The economic impact of bicycling events in Minnesota.
  • The bicycling infrastructure and facility use in Minnesota.

Findings from this research will inform local and state policy makers as they consider their investment in safe and accessible resources for cyclists.

Read key findings and contact study authors.