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Bicycle Research Team



  • To help solve contemporary issues regarding bicycling knowledge, processes, and cycling-related systems,
  • To increase knowledge regarding bicycling’s role in healthy, sustainable communities, and
  • To help communities and regions understand the potential role bicycle tourism may have in their economies.


To conduct research projects pertaining to bicycling knowledge, processes and cycling-related systems. Our research is not limited by physical boundaries, and we work to increase knowledge associated with the community, economic and social costs and benefits of bicycling within the local, regional and global areas.

Bike sharing programs, bike-friendly cities and criteria, trail impact, the social, economic and cultural impacts of biking, factors that influence cycling, community and commuter relations and other areas where bicyclists interact with the community.

  • Our Team


    Charles Chancellor (, Ph.D., PRTM Associate Professor

    Associate Directors

    General Classification Participants


    Trey Bargar Sam Haile Austin Langley
    Brent Beadles  Sam Keith Grace Orders
    Paul Gremillion Gyunghoon Kim Josh Swain
    Stephen Quigley
  • Types of Projects
    • Economic impact
    • Visitor surveys
    • User surveys
    • Tourism planning
    • Marketing research and analysis
    • Destination branding
  • Completed Projects
    • Co-authored with Clemson University Department of Planning and Design, a funded $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission Grant to build a multiuse trail
    • Doodle Trail User Survey, Pickens, SC – data supported a funded $500,000 Appalachian Regional Commission Grant to build trail head
    • Questionnaire review for People for Bikes survey
    • Evaluation of the Momentum Bicycle Club, a non-profit with the goal to positively impact the development of young people through mentoring relationships by establishing bike clubs in under-served communities
    • Increasing Clemson's Bicycle Friendly University level from Bronze to Silver through research & development projects to enhance cycling on campus
    • Mountain bike plan, Hardscramble Property, Camden, SC
    • Co-author with Clemson University Department of Planning and Design, of Appalachian Regional Commission grant to begin a Clemson University multiuse trail
    • Trail use conflict of the Clemson Experimental Forest users
    • Organizing/planning Jubilee Joy Ride
    • Triathlon marketing plan
    • Economic impact of USTA Championship 
    • Clemson bicycle/pedestrian counts
    • Segmentation of bicycle tourists
    • Trail use conflict in natural areas
    • Bicycle participation surveys
    • GIS mapping of bicycle crashes in S.C.
    • Doodle Trail User Survey 2016, Pickens, SC – data supported an Appalachian Regional Commission Grant to extend the trail and the grant was funded
  • Articles and Presentations
    • Links to articles and presentations coming soon.
  • Advocacy Groups
    Adventure Cycling Alliance for Biking & Walking International Mountain Bicycling Association
    League of AmericanBicyclists
    Rails to Trains Conservancy
    Bike Walk NC
    League of AmericanBicyclists
    Palmetto Cycling Coalition logo
    Bicycle Tour Network logo
    American Trails logo