The 2014 National Bicycle Tourism Conference was recently held in San Diego, California on November 5-8, 2014. The conference was attended by nearly 250 bicycle event professionals, advocates, bike tourism leaders and cycling enthusiasts eager to learn and network with others in the bicycle industry. The 2015 conference will be held November 4-7, 2015 in San Diego, California. The Conference is held annually by the Bicycle Tour Network and serves as their annual meeting for their member organizations.
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ABOUT THE NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURISM CONFERENCE
Annually, the Bicycle Tour Network holds a national conference that allows members 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. This year’s conference will feature an expanded Vendor Expo with a luncheon on Friday afternoon in the Vendor Expo ballroom and then a reception during prime time on Friday evening, giving companies an opportunity to market directly to the ride directors.
ABOUT THE BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK
Bicycle Tour Network (BTN), formerly The National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA) was formed over 20 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.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Bicycle Tourism Conference (formerly the National Bicycle Tour Directors Conference), I would like to thank our Bicycle Tour Network members, and all the past attendees and presenters, for all your help in making this conference an annual success.
This year’s conference includes all the great event management programming you have come to expect, plus new topics and tracks that will help connect us to the larger tourism and bicycle industries. As a whole, the programming is designed to provide information that will help improve your performance and your bottom line.
I look forward to seeing all of you in San Diego November 5-8 for this once-a-year opportunity to learn from and network with the best providers in the bicycle tourism industry. Sign up before August 15 and enter a drawing to win two registrations plus lodging for the 2015 conference!
Earl Grief / President, Bicycle Tour Network