Conference: Mobility and Adventure through Walking and Cycling

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Together with Bike Bendigo and the  City of Greater Bendigo, we are very pleased to welcome keynote speakers, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett from Modacity who will be opening both the Bicycle

Tourism and the Australian Walking and Cycling conferences in Bendigo this October.

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

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

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW:

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
LUNCH
pm CycleLifeHQ Bicycle Tourism workshop
Street Challenge
EVENING Filmed by Bike (film festival)

 

PROGRAM – BICYCLE TOURISM: TRANSFORMING GLOBAL COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES

Speaker abstracts and biographies

Fri 26 Oct
Bicycle Tourism: Transforming Global Communities and Economies
Time Name Title Organisation
Duration
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
Management Committee
0:20
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
10:30 Morning tea 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
Barossa Council
0:20
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
12:50 Lunch 0:40
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
CycleLifeHQ 1:00
15:00 Afternoon tea 0:30
15:30 Charles Black WORKSHOP Bicycle Tourism –
the path to business and destination success
CycleLifeHQ 1:10
16:40 Charles Black Close, thank you, weekend activities CycleLifeHQ 0:20

FURTHER DETAILS:

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: events@bikebendigo.com or Anna@CycleLifeHQ.com

We continue to welcome expressions of interest from those wishing to sponsor or exhibit at the event.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

refer Bendigo Tourism

BIKE HIRE and LOCAL SERVICES:

Bendigo Bike Hire

Moronis Bikes Bendigo

Bendigo Cycles

Bicycle Centre Bendigo

Goldfields Bike Tours

Bike Bendigo

Bendigo Mountain Bike Club

CYCLE THE BENDIGO REGION:

Ride experiences 

Rail Trails Australia – O’Keefe Trail

OTHER:

MEDIA RELEASE: 201807  CycleLifeHQ, together with Bike Bendigo and the City of Greater Bendigo, welcome Chris and Melissa Bruntlett, of Modacity, to Bendigo this October

MEDIA RELEASE: 20180322 Media Release – Call for Abstracts Bicycle Tourism and active travel conference in Bendigo October 2018