The 2016 National Bicycle Tourism Conference will be held November 2-5 at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida!
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Enjoy a Florida-style Bicycle Tourism Adventure
Hosted by Bike Florida
Saturday morning’s ride will encompass a total of 46 miles, mostly along the famous Pinellas Trail, one of the the most unique urban trails in the nation. Our destination will be the trail town of Dunedin at the Dunedin Brewery for lunch, fun, and great beer. We will stop along the way to take pictures of the scenery at places such as Taylor Park and Boca Ciega Bay. This will be a slow, no-drop, “stop and smell the roses” ride and will be a lot of fun as we discover how the Pinellas Trail has contributed to economic development and tourism in urban Florida.
As it is an out-and-back ride, we will be providing shuttles for those that just want to ride to Dunedin, making your trip only 23 miles.
The Bicycle Tour Network is proud to partner with David’s World Cycle to rent bikes to attendees. David’s works with the Bike Florida tours. Be sure to book your rental early as their is a limited supply. Bikes will be delivered to the Sirata Beach Resort, if reserved well in advance. There are no guarantees after Sunday, October 30th at midnight that bikes will be available!
David’s will rent Hybrids and Road bikes for the entire conference as well as the Saturday fun ride. To rent a bike: https://davidsworldcycle.rentabikenow.com/reserve/
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 of key issues and economic drivers in the bicycle tourism and events industry
- Expand your knowledge with interactive educational sessions
- Network with leaders in the bicycle tourism and bicycle event industry
Registration is Now Open:
- Registration Fees: $375/$400 (members/non-members)
- One Day Registration Fee: $175
- Bicycle Tour Network members save $25 on registration fees!
Last year, 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.
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.