Bike Time 2012 revs BIG economic impact
At least 100,000 people and 60,000 bikes passed through the downtown area during the four-day event, up from about 90,000 people estimated last year, said Clyde Whitehouse, chairman of the event.
The net economic impact is estimated at $20 million in hotel, store, restaurant and other purchases. The figure was estimated from other motorcycle events across the country where, on average, each person spends about $200 in a weekend, Whitehouse said.
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