Early-bird tickets are now available for the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference in Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, which runs from 22nd-24th November.
The three-day conference, titled ‘Future Proofing The Trail Ahead’, will focus on the key issues and opportunities which face the mountain bike sector in Scotland, Europe and globally.
The conference will debate the future of Scottish mountain biking and will feed into the Scottish MTB National Strategic Framework 2019 – 2025, looking at how to create a sustainable future for mountain biking support in Scotland.
The opening day will focus on planning for the future for those involved in mountain biking tourism, product development and the sustainable economic growth of the sport.
There will be a lineup of speakers, from industry leaders to academics and sector experts, who will be presenting and discussing macro challenges and opportunities which are being played out on a global scale.
They will also discuss the rise of e-bikes and how Scotland and the UK can learn from their rapid growth across Europe.
The first day will close with an evening of traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing, local craft beer and a ‘Taste of Scotland’ dinner.
The second day will focus on how to ensure the sustainably grow participation in mountain biking and continue to develop a world-class athlete development system.
A full programme of inspirational speakers and informative workshops will be delivered during the day, which will close with the Scottish MTB Awards to celebrate the very best of Scottish mountain biking.
The last day of the conference will offer delegates and volunteers the opportunity to attend a variety of trail building case studies to view good practice.
The conference will also showcase and discuss the contribution of mountain biking in Scotland to social and environmental objectives and sustainable economic development.
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) will be the lead organiser of the event, working in partnership with Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Government, Scottish Cycling, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the Cairngorms Business Partnership.
Delegates will have the opportunity to choose from different packages to take part in the conference.