published Sep 2010
Surveys were undertaken on eight shared-use trails to see who uses these trails, how far they travel to a trail, and what they spend and on what items.
published Jan 2012
South Dakota’s snowmobile trail system is maintained without any contribution from general fund dollars, but brings substantial economic activity into the state. This study estimates the magnitude of that economic activity and its effect on the overall state economy.
published Jan 2009
The purpose of this research was to examine the outcomes prompting hiking along the Appalachian Trail (AT).
published Jun 2013
This study evaluated pack weight to understand the limits of long-term load carriage. Participants were Appalachian Trail hikers who attempted to complete the entire trail in the 2012 season.
Jul 20, 2017
This webinar explored many of the social barriers that can make it difficult to get community support for multiuse trail projects.
published Jul 2010
Effective responses to arguments against trail development.
published Jan 2007
This scoping study investigates the size and scope of cycle tourism in Australia and provides research recommendations to address research gaps identified.
published Apr 2003
Parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. Parks are also a source of positive economic benefits. Understanding the economic impacts of parks can help decision makers better evaluate the creation and maintenance of urban parks.
published Dec 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate fitness and health adaptations from a training program riding all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and off-road motorcycles (ORM) as the exercise stimulus.
published Jan 2018
OHV recreation is a proven financial stimulus to the tourism market with the average rider spending a minimum of $100 on a single day trip. We should encourage struggling areas to embrace OHV tourism as we have the opportunity to directly impact and benefit financial success of local businesses. We can connect rural Missouri to OHV trails, which would provide new employment and income while bringing new money to these distressed regions. OHV tourism can diversify the economy of South East Missouri and create a culture of entrepreneurship based around trail oriented business (outfitters, rentals, guides, cabins, hotels, restaurants, etc) the same way the state park industry has to several Missouri communities.
published Jun 2011
This document addresses the applicability of bicycle tourism in rural areas.
published Jul 2014
The analysis indicates that the nearly $1.7 million in spending conducted by the Hatfield-McCoy Trails for day-to-day operations generated an additional $1.6 million in economic activity within the State, for a total operational impact of $3.3 million. Even more notably, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails bring non-local visitors to the area whose spending is estimated to generate an additional $19 million in economic activity in West Virginia. Together, the total estimated economic impact of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails is more than $22 million.