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Gresham area seeks to draw more bicycle tourism to east county area

The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a $163,000 initiative to promote bicycle tourism in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge area.

Bike tourism already brings an estimated in $46 million in annual spending to the area, which incudes Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village and Troutdale.

The chamber of commerce and Travel Oregon will host Bicycle Tourism Studio Workshops on Nov. 13 and 14 to identify assets, explore opportunities and discuss barriers to increasing bicycling tourism in the For more information, contact Heidi Beierle, Bicycle Tourism Initiative project coordinator at 503-665-1131, 541-514-4409, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Steve Law can reached at 503-546-5139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .