Cycle Tourism Conference Proceedings

ctc16Ontario By Bike recently hosted another popular cycle tourism conference in Toronto.  Tourism industry providers and promoters mixed with planners, cycle tourism advocates and other stakeholders to share experiences and learn from each other. 

The cycle tourism sector continues to grow rapidly in Ontario, matching the uptake of cycling generally, the growth of the Ontario Waterfront Trail and many other regional trails and route mapping efforts, and a decided upswing in travelers looking for opportunities to explore at a human pace.

The proceedings from this conference can be found online here.

Of interest:

While we’re all aware of Velo Quebec’s “Route Verte” and its success, the “Blue Route” presentation reveals Nova Scotia’s well on the way to offering similar facilities and experiences, albeit with a Maritime flavour.

Learn about the incredibly successful creation and launch of Ontario’s “Greenbelt Route” as an inland journey of the Ontario Waterfront Trail.

Hal Cain of Kingston Velo provided a great summary of what communities need to do to attract cycle OBBIP_Logotourists.

If you’re seeking to learn more about the
potential that cycle tourism offers, check out the research report published by Ontario By Bike last year  and more, here.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.