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Pedaling pays off for the region

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
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.

BOTETOURT CO., Va. -

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.