There are a couple of great articles in the August 2010 issue of Minnesota Business.
The first, entitled Inside Minnesota’s Booming Bike Economy, is an overview of some of the big (and small) companies that contribute to Minnesota’s thriving bike economy. Author Fred Mayer estimates that the biking industry pumps $315 million annually into the local economy.
The second, entitled Land of 10,000 Bikes, by Cory Hertog, gives a quick rundown of the “reasons why Minnesota is considered one of the most bike-friendly states in the U.S.”
Check out these articles, and leave a comment to let us know what you thought of them. How do you think Minnesota’s thriving bike industry has contributed to the strong biking culture here?