The 2017 National Bicycle Tourism Conference will be held November 8-11 and return to the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida!

The Bicycle Tour Network is pleased to announce the first keynotes for the 2017 Conference:

LUIS BENITEZ
Director of the Colorado
Outdoor Recreation Industry Office 
(Denver, Colorado)
Bike Travel & Tourism’s Role in Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry

ANNE HED
CEO of HED Cycling 
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
HED Cycling – Changing with the Times

 

DR. ROSE GOWEN
Brownsville City Commission
(Brownsville, Texas)
Changing the Future of a Community by Partnering Health and the Economy

 

Registration is now OPEN!  See the tentative Schedule 

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The Bicycle Tour Network holds an annual national conference that allows bicycle event professionals and tourism professionals to meet and network with each other. The conference includes lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions and breakouts with a variety of topics related to the successful and safe administration of cycling events and tours and promotion of bicycle tourism.  The conference also features a vendor expo giving companies an opportunity to market directly to the ride directors and bicycle tourism professionals.

The Conference also serves as their annual meeting for the Bicycle Tour Network member organizations.

Why Attend the National Bicycle Tourism Conference?
  • Improve your bicycle event’s performance and bottom line!
  • Stay current on key issues and economic drivers in the bicycle tourism and events industry
  • Best practices on growing and marketing your event, tour or destination to cyclists
  • Expand your knowledge with interactive educational sessions
  • Network with leaders in the bicycle tourism and bicycle event industry

Registration is now open:

  • Early Bird Registration Fees: $360 members/ $385 non-members
  • After September 1st  Registration Fees: $385 members/ $410 non-members
  • Student/Intern Fees: $200 (New!)
  • One Day Registration Fee: $195
  • Bicycle Tour Network members save $25 on registration fees!
  • NEW  Bicycle Tour Network’s Conference Grant

Last year, the conference was attended by nearly 225 bicycle event professionals, advocates, bike tourism leaders and cycling enthusiasts eager to learn and network with others in the bicycle industry.

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Download/ View the 2016 National Bicycle Tourism Conference Program

Download/ View the 2016 National Bicycle Tourism Conference Attendees

Download/ View the 2016 National Bicycle Tourism Conference Bios 

2016 National Bicycle Tourism Conference Agenda

ABOUT THE BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK

The BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK (BTN), formerly The National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA) was formed over 25 years ago by a small core of ride directors for professional development, marketing and networking purposes.  It has grown to include more than 100 organizations that direct nearly 350 bicycle rides and tours across North America. The primary purpose of BTN is to bring together the directors, coordinators, and organizers of multi-day bicycle tours throughout North America, including Canada and Mexico, Europe, and Asia to share ideas, learn ways to improve their events and promote responsible cycling.

PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 2017 CONFERENCE

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SPONSORS OF 2017 CONFERENCE

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SUPPORTERS OF 2017 CONFERENCE

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