Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium – Williams Lake Oct 2-4, 2015

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Williams Lake, BC – Going rogue in the trail building sense has certainly been part of the history of mountain biking, but when it comes to creating world class mountain biking experiences that will inspire people from around the world to come and ride, it’s all about collaboration.  This collaborative effort has been brewing in British Columbia for the past decade and the list of players is as broad as the province itself. 

The Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) with the help of partners and sponsors is organizing the third bi-annual Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Williams Lake, British Columbia on October 2-4, 2015.  The symposium brings together a diverse group of industry professionals from around BC and beyond including media, destination marketers, commercial operators, land managers, government and industry representatives, professional riders, and mountain bike advocates.

The City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District have a long history of supporting mountain biking and recognize the positive economic impact mountain bike tourism has on the region.  A partnership between local governments and the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium and the Williams Lake Cycling Club continues to develop mountain biking infrastructure and promotion in the Cariboo.

The symposium is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience, network with other stakeholders and unite the sector into a cohesive force.  In addition to two full days of engaging and informative sessions, there is also a pre-symposium trail building workshop and 6 days of guided rides on the amazing trails surrounding Williams Lake, BC!

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The MBTA would like to thank the generous support of the partners and sponsors involved in the 2015 MTB Tourism Symposium:

City of Williams Lake

Cariboo Regional District

Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium

Williams Lake Cycling Club (Puddlebike)

Destination BC

International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada)

Recreation Sites and Trails BC

Central Cariboo Economic Development Corporation

Heartland Toyota


Pacific Coastal Airlines

West Fraser

West Fraser Truckers Association

Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program

Accent Inns

Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce

Red Shreds Bike and Board Shop

Barking Spider Mountain Bike

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin

Oliver & Company

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