GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A comprehensive study of the economics of mountain biking conducted by the website pinkbike.com provides a clearer picture of who the sport is attracting and how much they are spending.
According the article most mountain bikers are men, 65-70 percent are between the ages 25-44, and most have an annual income over $80,000.
The article says the typical mountain biking trip is 3 to 5 days. While on a trip, a mountain biker will pump between $60 and $100 a day into the economy of the area they are visiting.
Ash Jordan, owner of The Bike Shop, said mountain bikes can cost as much as $10,000, but it can be a relatively affordable hobby.
“You can spend $500 to $600 to get started. Then you can always spend more as you get more into it,” said Jordan. “It’s definitely more fun the more you spend, but you don't have to constantly feed money into your bike every time you use it.”
To read the full article about the economics of mountain biking click the link to the right of this page.