Bike Tourism Consulting

Our community consulting model is informed by the fact that we’re cyclists ourselves – with backgrounds in advocacy, community development, and marketing. Since 2009, we’ve biked in and worked with dozens of small and rural communities across the U.S. Add in our devoted tribe of YouTube followers, and we’re in a unique position to see and market a place from many angles. 

We can help you look at your community or region through the eyes of a visitor. We can help you think of creative ways to overcome lack of capacity or financial resources. And we can help you reach your bike tourism goals in the most effective and efficient way, by aligning where you are now with what people are looking for. 

“Russ and Laura are engaging, enthusiastic and their passion for bicycle tourism is contagious.” – Brooke Miller, Social Media Manager, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Contact us about presenting at a conference or community meeting, creating video content as a visiting cyclist, or simply scheduling a phone or skype call to brainstorm some new ideas.

For more information, check out the following:

NZ Cycle Trail and Rural Communities

I’ve done a re-edit of our last video that focuses specifically on the interviews with the NZ Cycle Trail Team. We hope to share it as a resource for other bike advocates trying to make…

Bicycling is the New Gold Rush

(This is our final installment of Kiwi Chronicles in partnership with Bicycle Times and Adventure Cycling. Look for a link with some behind the scenes production notes on the Bicycle Times website soon.) We are…

Flat Tire Lounge

Flat Tire Lounge: Bikes, Beer, and Business Ever since our experience on the Otago Rail Trail in New Zealand, where we saw first hand how a trail can re-vitalize a rural region, we’ve been looking…

TREO Ranch

From Bird Hunting to Bicycle Tours – The TREO Ranch Story For the last two years we’ve been following the fascinating story of TREO Ranches, a bird hunting lodge owned by Phil Carlson and his…

Lessons from the Great Shasta Rail Trail

We first learned about the Great Shasta Rail Trail several months ago, and have since been following the progress with great interest. The 80-mile corridor cuts through the forest south of Mt Shasta in Northern…