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Pedaling pays off for the region

Published On: Oct 28 2013 04:46:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 28 2013 05:42:35 PM EDT

In June nearly 1,300 cyclists from 39 states and Canada worked their way through Rockrbidge and Botetourt Counties back in June.


According to organizers, this past summer's Bike Virginia tour brought in more than 1-million dollars to the region.

In June, nearly 13-hundred cyclists from 39-states and Canada worked their way through Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties.

In addition to introducing new people to the region, Bike Virginia estimates on average each person spent 678-dollars in the area.

For the last 26-years, the Bike Virginia tour has taken cyclist through the Virginia, introducing many to the area's rich history and lush surroundings.

Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the 2014 event.