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 National Bicycle Tourism Conference is held annually by the Bicycle Tour Network and serves as their annual meeting for their member organizations.  PeopleforBikes returns as the presenting sponsor of the conference.

The 2021 conference will include 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 will also feature a vendor expo giving companies an opportunity to market directly to the ride directors and bicycle tourism professionals. 

BEST PRACTICES, LATEST TRENDS & NETWORKING TO BOOST BICYCLE TOURISM IN YOUR AREA

Annually, the Bicycle Tour Network holds a national conference that allows members 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.

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 will open in the spring of 2021.
Visit the NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURISM CONFERENCE website

The 2019 NATIONAL BICYCLE TOURISM CONFERENCE was held in San Antonio, Texas on November 6-9, 2019.  The conference was attended by 150 bicycle event professionals, advocates, bike tourism leaders and cycling enthusiasts eager to learn and network with others in the bicycle industry.

History of the National Bicycle Tourism Conference
(Formerly the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association Conference)

2019San Antonio, Texas
2018San Antonio, Texas
2017St. Pete Beach, Florida
2016St. Pete Beach, Florida
2015San Diego, California
2014San Diego, California
2013Coralville/Iowa City, Iowa
2012Denver, Colorado
2011Bloomington, Indiana
2010Madison, Wisconsin
2009Portland, Oregon
2008Charleston, South Carolina
2007Lanesboro, Minnesota
2006Lafayette, Louisiana
2005Orlando, Florida
2004Des Moines, Iowa
2003Tulsa, Oklahoma
2002Hunstville, Alabama
2001Portland, Maine
2000Indianapolis, Indiana
1999Williamsburg, Virginia
1998Overland Park, Kansas
1997Columbus, Ohio
1996Decatur, Georgia
1995St. Louis, Missouri
1994Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993Des Moines, Iowa
1992St. Charles, Missouri
1991Tulsa, Oklahoma
1990Des Moines, Iowa