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Cycle Tourism Conference 2023

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We invite you to attend
Destination Bike: Cycle Tourism Conference, Canada
A full-day conference, being held in Toronto on March 2, 2023

Hosted by Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

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The 2023 Cycle Tourism Conference is coordinated by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, a not for profit organization that for the past thirty years has been dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions. Transportation Options has coordinated a number of significant conferences in the past, including four cycle tourism conferences in 201920162013 and 2009.

Join us, tourism and cycling industry leaders to attend Canada’s only Cycle Tourism Conference.

The theme of our fifth conference is Destination Bike: Rolling On

Learn from and join the conversations and discussions with keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from Canadian and international speakers that will feature the latest trends and opportunities relating to one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada, and worldwide: cycle tourism.

Additional information on programming and speakers is being updated weekly, with conference programming curated under the following:

Developing cycle tourism destinations and products
Growing the cycle tourism market through emerging trends
 cycle tourism product and experiences
Serving the cycle tourist market
Measuring the impact on destinations and businesses

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2023 Conference Location – Centennial College Event Centre, Toronto

Located at: 937 Progress Avenue, Toronto
We are pleased to be hosting the 2023 conference at this extraordinary location and state of the art event centre, located near Hwy 401 & Markham Road.
Enjoy the beautiful facility, panoramic views of the city and support the learning of students in this professional setting, a part of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts – our future workforce.

Who Should Attend the 2023 Cycle Tourism Conference
Ontario, Canadian and International

  • Destination marketing and regional tourism organizations
  • Economic development and transportation staff from municipal and provincial governments
  • Parks staff and trail stewards
  • Bicycle event organizers and tour operators
  • Tourism consultants
  • Bicycle and trail advocates
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Bicycle industry representatives
  • Interested organizations and individuals

About the 2019 Conference

What 2019 Conference Delegates Had to Say

  • 87% felt the conference provided them the information and tools needed to further develop their cycle tourism product
  • 84% made useful connections through networking with other conference attendees and speakers
  • 100% were interested in attending another Cycle Tourism Conference
  • Respondents gave the 2019 conference a rating of 8.9 out of 10 in terms of usefulness for their destination, business or event

At the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference Attendees Learned About

  • Businesses and destinations successfully attracting cycle tourists
  • Turning a cycling network into a cycle tourism product
  • The characteristics and behaviour of cycle tourist segments
  • Economic impacts and related values of cycle tourism for communities
  • Current key issues and emerging trends in cycle tourism markets and product development
  • Effectively planning, executing and evaluating marketing campaigns in cycle tourism
  • Leveraging the intersection between cycling events, destinations and partnership opportunities
  • Connecting cycling and cycle tourism to the broader tourism industry

Conference Coordinators

The 2023 Cycle Tourism Conference is coordinated by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, a not for profit organization. For thirty years, Transportation Options has been dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario, developing and supporting a range of innovative programs. Transportation Options has coordinated a number of significant conferences in the past, including four cycle tourism conferences. See the reports, agenda and speaker bios from 2019, 20162013 and 2009.

Contact Info

For more information on the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email

Become a 2023 Conference Sponsor

Interested in becoming a conference partner? Download the 2023 Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship Packages.
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Sponsorship Packages

The 2023 Cycle Tourism Conference is Made Possible by the Generous Support of the Following Partners and Sponsors:

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Published On: January 5, 2023Categories: News

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