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 -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!
For more information and to register visit www.mtbtourismsymposium.ca
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)
International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada)
Recreation Sites and Trails BC
Central Cariboo Economic Development Corporation
Pacific Coastal Airlines
West Fraser Truckers Association
Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program
Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce
Red Shreds Bike and Board Shop
Barking Spider Mountain Bike
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin
Oliver & Company