Experts and industry insiders gather in Vernon for mountain bike symposium – Vernon News

MTB Convergence

Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the Mountain Biking BC Tourism Symposium next month.

The conference is scheduled for September 14-16 on the mountain.

Silver Star Bike Park is one of the province’s pioneers in the sport, with 25 years of history and 139 kilometers of trails.

The industry symposium aims to make mountain biking more accessible, more inclusive and more sustainable while delivering key social and economic benefits to surrounding communities and destinations.

“British Columbia has long been a major contributor to the world of mountain biking. From its underground beginnings to its growth into the mainstream, mountain biking has become an established form of outdoor recreation and lifestyle that people are enjoying in all corners of the province,” organizers say.

“The varied trails and inspiring landscapes that are cherished by so many British Columbians have captured the attention of cyclists around the world.”

The symposium will include presentations by visionaries, changemakers and those who have been in the trenches defending the trails and promoting British Columbia as a world-class destination.

Topics will range from trail building to business aspects, land management, government and marketing.

There will be a pre-conference trail building workshop as well as guided group hikes.

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