Tourism and the Australian Walking and Cycling conferences in Bendigo this October.
WHEN: Friday 26 October – Tuesday 30 October
WHERE: Tennis Centre, Nolan Street, Bendigo, Victoria
REGISTER: Registrations now open
5% of all registration fees will be donated to the World Bicycle Relief, helping mobilise and change lives through the power of bicycles.
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, Modacity, Keynote speakers
The program will commence with a Bicycle Tourism Conference, to be held Friday 26 October, with its central theme: ‘Bicycle Tourism: Transforming Global Communities and Economies’. Following this, CycleLifeHQ will facilitate a half-day interactive professional workshop for all local government authorities, community organisations and businesses wanting to establish, expand and optimise their bicycle tourism potential. The workshop will provide a practical approach and the tools necessary to enable destinations to attract more cycle tourists, staying longer and spending more.
After a weekend interlude featuring Bike Palooza Bendigo community rides, events, activities, as well as the Bendigo Cycle Classic, attention on the Monday and Tuesday will turn to comprise this year’s Australian Walking and Cycling Conference. The simple acts of walking and cycling have the potential to transform the places we live, our economies and how we engage with our environment. The conference explores the potential for walking and cycling to not only provide for transport and recreation but solutions to the challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability.
|Fri 26 Oct||Sat 27 Oct||Sun 28 Oct||Mon 29 Oct||Tues 30 Oct|
|am||Bicycle Tourism conference||Bike palooza activities||Bendigo Cycling Classic||Australian Walking & Cycling conference||Australian Walking & Cycling conference|
|Guided ride of new mtb trails in and around Bendigo|
|pm||CycleLifeHQ Bicycle Tourism workshop|
|EVENING||Filmed by Bike (film festival)|
PROGRAM – BICYCLE TOURISM: TRANSFORMING GLOBAL COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES
|Fri 26 Oct|
|Bicycle Tourism: Transforming Global Communities and Economies|
|8:10||Registration, tea and coffee||0:30|
|8:40||Charles Black||Welcome, including acknowledgement of Country||CycleLifeHQ||0:10|
|8:50||Chris and Melissa Bruntlett||Keynote||Modacity||0:20|
|9:10||Stephen Kaye||What’s new about Rail Trails in Australia – a national update||Rail Trails Australia||0:20|
|9:30||Peter Skilbeck||La Larr Ba Gauwa Park at Mount Alexander||La Larr Ba Gauwa Mountain Bike Park
|9:50||Sarah Court||Strategic action plans, funding and regional coordination to improve cycle tourism in WA||Department of Transportation, WA||0:20|
|10:10||Charles Black||Q and A||CycleLifeHQ||0:20|
|10:50||Noel Dempsey||Ballarat – riding the wave of success into the future||Visit Ballarat||0:20|
|11:10||Bradd Worrell and Glenn Harvey||Cycling the Bendigo Region||Bendigo Regional Tourism||0:20|
|11:30||Craig Grocke and Jo Thomas||Measuring Success – A case study of the Barossa wine region in South Australia||Regional Development Australia and
|11:50||Sean Sexton||Never Moon a Werewolf: Travails on the path to cycle tourism nirvana.||First Nations Legal and Research Services||0:20|
|12:10||David Leatham||Goldfields Track – Lose yourself without getting lost||Mt Alexander Shire Council||0:20|
|12:30||Anna Gurnhill||Q and A||CycleLifeHQ||0:20|
|13:30||Dagmar Geiger||Changing lives through the power of bicycles||World Bicycle Relief||0:20|
|14:00||Charles Black||WORKSHOP Bicycle Tourism –
the path to business and destination success
|15:30||Charles Black||WORKSHOP Bicycle Tourism –
the path to business and destination success
|16:40||Charles Black||Close, thank you, weekend activities||CycleLifeHQ||0:20|
Head across to Bendigo this October and join us for what will be an incredibly enjoyable, inspiring and engaging 5 days immersed in all things bicycle tourism and active urban mobility – Making the world a better place through improved health, economic, environmental and community outcomes.
We expect to attract around 150 delegates across the 5 days, including representatives from all levels of Government, industry, not-for-profit and academia. This will be a great knowledge-sharing, learning and networking opportunity for anyone working in the bicycle and active mobility sectors.
For any queries, please contact: email@example.com or Anna@CycleLifeHQ.com
We continue to welcome expressions of interest from those wishing to sponsor or exhibit at the event.
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