Please mark your calendar for October 2-four and join us for the 2019 MTB Tourism Symposium in Whistler’s Creekside Village.

Whistler has lengthy been on the main edge of mountain motorcycle tourism and recreation and will offer a terrific backdrop as we delve into the various vital topics dealing with the broader mountain biking network. Mountain biking has become a big tour motivator that currently generates over $70 million annually in vacationer spending inside the Sea to Sky Corridor alone. Riders from around the world are stimulated to visit British Columbia and ride our plentiful trails. This, in flip, has created new monetary possibilities for groups at some stage in the province.

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium Announces 1

This 12 months’ symposium will provide awareness on the growth of mountain cycling and its way for destiny as many regions face challenges with capacity and funding to manage and preserve trails appropriately. Join us in Whistler and be a part of the answer for a sustainable mountain bike tourism zone. The symposium brings stakeholders together to proportion their revel in and satisfactory practices. Delegates include non-income trail associations, vacation spot advertising corporations, motorcycle enterprise representatives, occasion producers, land managers, community and park planners, professional trail developers, journey media, content material creators, educators, and government representatives. Be a part of the discussion and learn from the ones that are organizing sustainable procedures for mountain motorbike undertaking and tourism improvement.

We are proud to announce that Trailforks is that this 12 months’ name sponsor. Trailforks are powering alternate in outside recreation through presenting sturdy path records for path users and land managers around the globe. They may be sharing insights on the way to get the maximum out in their game-changing era.

Call for presenters

We are searching for dynamic, attractive, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2019 Symposium. If you’ve got a subject that you would like to offer or advocate for a panel discussion, please email martin@mbta.Ca with a brief description.

The topic categories that we are maximum inquisitive about for 2019 are:

• Sustainable methods to mountain motorbike endeavor and tourism
• Trail management and funding fashions
• Working collaboratively / strategic partnerships
• Inclusivity / encouraging variety / teens engagement
Climate trade affects / Wildfire management / Wildlife control
• New opportunities / tendencies / case studies

Registration will open June 1st

The symposium offers an exquisite fee to delegates. When you sign up for the full symposium, the subsequent is covered:

• 2 complete days of classes featuring informed and entertaining speakers and shows
• Breakfast and lunch on each day of the symposium sessions (Thursday and Friday)
• Welcome reception and other social events (Wednesday and Thursday evenings)
• Pre-symposium Trail building workshop (Tuesday and Wednesday; confined spots to be had)
• Guided rides on a number of the best trails within the province
• A threat to win wonderful prizes