Biking is going the distance in Michigan, in terms of economic and health benefits, tourism, and other outcomes, according to a recent study.
"Bicycle riding in Michigan has an estimated $668 million economic benefit annually for the state, according to a study released Thursday from the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The benefit comes from several factors, including sales of bikes and related equipment, money spent for tourism and reduced health care costs. The study also found that 39 percent of Michigan households reported using a bicycle for transportation last year...
The study also focused on how bikes are used in five Michigan communities...
In Ann Arbor, for example, people were more concerned about commuting and transportation..."