Pedaling pays off for the region

Official numbers are in from 2013 Bike Virginia tour

POSTED: 04:46 PM EDT Oct 28, 2013    UPDATED: 05:42 PM EDT Oct 28, 2013 

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.