2020 National Bicycle Tourism Conference Postponed until 2021

For the past several weeks, the Bicycle Tour Network Board has been considering the path forward with our annual National Bicycle Tourism Conference and whether we felt we could put on the same high quality networking and meeting event that you have come to expect and enjoy. We were looking forward to our reunion in Tempe, Arizona, however we have made the difficult decision to cancel the conference this November. There were several factors in our decision including travel budgets and the impact on rescheduled spring events for later this year.  At this time, we felt we could not proceed with the planning for the November conference. We have made arrangements to host the conference in Tempe in 2021 and 2022 and hope that you can join us then. 

The evenings are full with fun networking socials. 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 the 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


The BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK (BTN), formerly The National Bicycle Tour Directors Association (NBTDA) was formed nearly 30 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.