ABOUT THE BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK
The BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK (BTN) collectively represents hundreds of recreational bicycle tours, events and destinations throughout the world. From multi-day bicycle events to one-day century rides, from small boutique cycling tours to weekend cycling festivals and from scenic biking destinations to advocacy events the BTN provides a service that matches touring cyclists with the best tours available in the world.
The BTN was formerly known as the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association and 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.
When you choose a ride on the BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK, you know the event is run by organizers who follow the highest standards in the industry. Through the BTN, we share best practices, create benchmarks of quality, and work together to advance bicycling everywhere. Whether it’s a commercial touring company, a nonprofit organization or a fundraising ride, trust that the event you choose through the BTN will provide a great cycling adventure!
THE NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURISM CONFERENCE
Annually, the BICYCLE TOUR NETWORK holds a national conference that allows members to meet and network with each other bicycle event and tourism professionals . 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 promoting bicycle tourism. This year’s NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURISM CONFERENCE will be held in San Diego, California on November 4-7, 2015.