The fourth annual Alberta Bikes Conference will feature the exciting theme of cycle tourism! Speakers from across Canada, North America, Europe and Australia will discuss the tourism potential of bike share programs, adventure cycling, and tourist-oriented cycle trails. We will also discuss how to create and promote active transportation in our communities. This is an excellent opportunity for industry, government, and advocacy group representatives to meet with everyday cyclists to discuss ideas and strategies for advancing the future of cycling in Alberta and Canada.
Keynote Speakers Include:
- Saturday, September 17: Andy Clarke, Director of Strategy, Toole Design Group (Maryland, USA)
- Sunday September 18: Parks Canada: Veronique Pelletier, Trails Officer, National Office and Eric Baron, Product Development Officer, Banff National Park
Who should attend?
- Cycling enthusiasts and advocates (and even the mildly intrigued!)
- Road cyclists, mountain bikers, casual commuters, unicyclists…
- Urban planners and traffic engineers
- Economic Development, Transportation and Tourism Industry representatives and stakeholders
- Provincial and municipal government representatives
- Bicycle event organizers and Cycle tourism organizers
- Anyone interested in improving the economy, environment, health, safety, and joy of Albertans
Why should you attend?
- Learn best practices in cycle tourism, including a diverse array of successful initiatives across the world
- Learn best practices in facilitating and promoting active transportation
- Learn how cycle tourism can act as an economic and tourism driver for communities
- Explore how to design and promote cycle tourism initiatives within your community
- Have your opinions heard and share your ideas with industry and government representatives