Shared Presentations

We are pleased to share many of the presentations from the 2015 Mtb Tourism Symposium – thank you presenters for allowing us to share your valuable insights!

At the top of the list is a digital version of the symposium guide containing presentation descriptions and speaker bios.

2015 MTB Tourism Symposium – program guide

Mark Schmidt – Parks Canada: Better Planning Today for Better Trails Tomorrow

Kevin McPhedran – Village of Cumberland & Mike Manara – United Riders of Cumberland: The Cumberland Story; Getting Along with the Neighbours

Patrick Lucas & Thomas Schoen, Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program: Allies on Mountain Bikes

Keynote: Brian Finestone – Whistler Bike Park

Mountain Bike Culture and Community Building: Panel discussion on secrets to becoming a great mountain bike town

Zachary Cole, University of North Carolina: Demographic and behavior/preference profile of the MTB tourist

Josie Heisig, Destination BC: Creating a buzz; Using social media and travel media to tell your story

Dean McKinley, Northern Development Initiative Trust: Funding for Trails; How to be successful with your funders

Matt Coté, Kootenay Mountain Culture & Andy Brown, Tourism Golden: Social Media Marketing of Community Mountain Bike Infrastructure

Richard Lewis, Destination BC: Co-operative Marketing Partnership Update

Regional Collaboration: Panel discussion exploring examples of regional collaboration in BC

Ted Morton, BC Enduro Series: Showcasing the tourism impact for host communities

Martin Littlejohn, MBTA: Mountain Biking BC; 2015 Tactics Review & 2016 Planning

Andrej Žigon, Alliance: European perspective of mountain biking in British Columbia (Andrej Žigon had planned to attend the symposium as a speaker, but unfortunately he had to cancel due to an unforeseen circumstance.  None the less he has shared his unique European perspective on Mountain Biking in BC.)