The 2019 National Bicycle Tourism Conference in San Antonio will include some great education sessions during the day and loads of fun at night!  Here is the tentative schedule:

Tuesday ~ November 5, 2019

5:00pm-6:00pm
Pre-Conference Happy Hour
Join early arriving attendees for Happy Hour in the Sheraton Gunter’s Bar 414.  The bar was inspired by legendary bluesman Robert Johnson.  This Happy Hour is hosted by the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Events which hosts the BACooN RIDE, PIGTAILS and Paul’s BACON Ride.
SHERATON GUNTER’S BAR 414

6:30pm-9:00pm
SATX Social Ride

SATX Social Ride is a meet up with 200 to 300 people every Tuesday for a 10-12 mile bike ride through downtown San Antonio, ending with drinks, food and time for socializing.  Riders meet at Burleson Yard Beer Garden (approximately 1 mile bike ride)
BURLESON YARD BEER GARDEN
 

Wednesday ~ November 6, 2019

5:30pm-6:00pm
Social Happy (Half) Hour for Newbies
A special “Meet & Greet” for First-timers to the BTN Conference
GUNTER TERRACE

6:00pm-9:00pm
Wild, Wild West Welcome Party & Dinner
Featuring the sounds and tastes of Texas! Visit with Vendors
Kick-off the BTN Conference San Antonio-style.   The evening will feature a fun country and western band!
GUNTER TERRACE

Thursday ~ November 7, 2019

6:30am-8:30am
Morning Rides/Runs/Exercise 
MEET IN FRONT OF MARKET ON HOUSTON

8:00am-9:00am
Networking Breakfast Buffet with the Vendors
GUNTER TERRACE

10:45am-11:15am
Morning Networking Break with the Vendors 

GUNTER TERRACE

12:15pm-1:30pm
Networking Lunch & Primal Jersey Contest
GUNTER TERRACE
Sponsored by Primal

2:15pm-3:15pm
Afternoon Networking Break with the Vendors 

GUNTER TERRACE

5:00pm-5:30pm
SWAG SWAP 
Share yours and pick up some SWAG items from peers
GUNTER TERRACE

6:00pm-9:00pm
Return to Howl at the Moon RiverWalk
We will have a blast with the world-famous dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon!  Howl at the Moon RiverWalk will open early just for the National Bicycle Tourism Conference attendees with heavy appetizers and cash bar (5 minute walk from Gunter Sheraton)
HOWL AT THE MOON RIVERWALK

  

Howl at the Moon is a few block walk from the Gunter (0.2 miles)

Friday ~ November 8, 2019

6:30am-8:30am
Morning Rides/Runs/Exercise 
MEET IN FRONT OF MARKET ON HOUSTON

8:00am-9:00am
Networking Breakfast Buffet with the Vendors 
GUNTER TERRACE

10:45am-11:15am
Morning Networking Break with the Vendors 
GUNTER TERRACE

12:15pm-1:30pm
Networking Lunch with the Vendors 
GUNTER TERRACE

5:30pm-7:30pm
RiverWalk Dine-around 
Join friends for dinner on your own at a variety of RiverWalk and Downtown San Antonio restaurants within walking distance.  There are hundreds of restaurants within a short walk of the hotel.  Sign-ups for reservations at a variety of restaurants will be available at the registration table.
WALK TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Saturday ~ November 9, 2019

Enjoy a Texas-style  Bicycle Tourism Adventure:
Missions Ride

Bike Rentals

Bike World Rentals at Pearl Brewery features Trek bicycles, a full repair shop and a complete selection of Trek road and hybrid rental bikes and Electra Townie cruisers. This location also carries Electra, Tribe, Sunday, Bianchi, and All-City Cycles bicycles and is fully loaded with cycling apparel and Bontrager accessories. They are close to downtown, about 2 miles north, for those who might want to rent a road bike or a hybrid bike:

To arrange a bike rental:
https://www.bikeworld.com/articles/bicycle-rentals-pg341.htm

Bike World at Historic Pearl  Brewery 
300 E Grayson Street 
210-222-1969
Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

There are also several Bcycle stations (Now SWell Cycles) in San Antonio, a few just a block away from the Sheraton Gunter https://sanantonio.bcycle.com/

Use promo code nbtc19 to receive the attendee rate at $6.00 Day Pass

Valid November 5-9, 2019.  Helmets not included.