Become a part of the network
4th – 6th May 2021 · Online
Tuesday, 4th May
Starting on Tuesday we'll escape our daily routines and dive into the cosmos of bike tourism. The MTB Tourism Orientation delivers three hours of concentrated insider and expert knowledge about bike tourism. Afterwards we will host an open exchange together with Sebastian Thiele on the Stoneman Talk and with Jasper Jauch via YouTube livestream.
Mountain Bike Tourism Orientation
The Most Important Facts About Bike Tourism
In three hours (including a networking break) we will present the fundamentals and success factors of mountain bike tourism. The MTB Tourism Orientation will summarize the core findings from seven years of research and exchange at the annual German Mountain Bike Tourism Congress. From market potential, to service quality, to target group specific offers, the orientation gives you an intensive yet brief overview on the current state of mountain bike tourism. But don't worry about any information overload, afterwards all key facts and figures will be published online in our participant handout.
|15:00 – 16:15
|MTB-Tourism Orientation: Growth, Identity, Segments & Trends
Tilman Sobek, Stephan Grapentin, Tim Staudte · MTF
|16:30 – 18:00
|MTB-Tourism Orientation: Success factors, Enviromental Impact & Marketing
Anne Heidemüller, Johanna Weinreiter, Nico Graaff · MTF
Starting with the roots of biking in the USA, bike legend Hans Rey takes us through the history of biking... which naturally leads to the question - where is it headed in the future? Over the next two days we will gain valuable insights from speakers who helped shape mountain biking as we know it today.
|Arrival and getting inspired
Tech Briefing on the MTB Matchmaking Modul, Language Selection and Chat Function.
|ROOTS – The History of Mountain Biking
A short introduction to the history of mountain biking. Told by mountain bike legend
Hans Rey · No Way
|Seeds – The Challenges of Tomorrow
Where are we headed? What can we build on today?
Tilman Sobek & Norman Bielig · MTF
|Blue Derby Tasmania – The MTB Factor, Regional and Social Potential
Glen Jacobs · World Trail
|Q&A Glen Jacobs
|Insights of the Mountain Bike Monitor
Stephan Grapentin · MTF
|Location factor OZ Trails
– an inclusive bike network for Arkansas, USA
Gary Vernon · Walton Foundation
Podium: Shaping the Future
International mountain bike destinations present their path to success.
|STONEMAN - the proven concept of an epic outdoor adventure
Sebastian Thiele · Stoneman International
|14:00 – 14:45
|Schneestern – The path to successful MTB infrastructure
Alexander Arpaci · Schneestern
|16:00 – 17:00
|Developing Mountainbiking in Scotland
Colena Cotter · DMBinS
Craig Burn · Scottish Cycling
Geraint Florida-James · Edinburgh Napier University
|16:00 – 17:00
Tourismus Oberbayern München e. V.
Tourismusverband Allgäu / Bayerisch-Schwaben e. V.
Tourismusverband Ostbayern e. V.
Tourismusverband Franken e. V.
And now on to new roots!
Let's use the time between the presentations to go out and experience adventures. In keeping with the motto "ROOTS - exploring the trails ahead", with every kilometer you ride we will pay one euro into the donation pot for the Bergwaldprojekt and Hans Rey´s Wheels4Life-Project.
So grab your mountain bike, road bike, gravel bike or running shoes and donate wheels and trees! How you can participate?
- Follow the MTB Tourismusforum komoot-Profile if you already use komoot
- Explore your local trails and share the tracking on komoot
- Tag the 'MTB Tourism Forum'
- Add a few photos to your tour & share your experiences
The promotion starts on the first day of the Mountain Bike Congress (Tuesday 04 May) and runs up to and including Friday (07 May).
After that, all collectively collected kilometers will be exchanged for trees and bikes! #newROOTS
About the distant trails in the Blue Tier Mountains
Glen Jacobs takes us on a journey to Tasmania
About the Mountain Bike Monitor
the most comprehensive study on the mountain bike guest, his needs and wishes, in 2021 for the first time across Europe.
Thursday, 6th May
|Opening of Day 2
|Welcome! Tech Briefing und Introduction to the 2nd Day of the Congress
|What is Gravel?
The wheel that's causing a frenzy.
Gunnar Fehlau · Pressedienst Fahrrad
Three 20 minute rounds of best practices in the mountain bike world
|The Spirit of Enduro Chris Ball · Enduro World Series
|Urban Biking - Freiburgs Bike Communtiy
How the Freiburg Mountain Biking Club created a MTB Mecca in their free time.
Mirjam Milad · Mountainbike Verein Freiburg
Barbara Willecke · planung.freiraum
|MTB Matchmaking Interactive Exchange
|14:00 - 15:00
|Cape Epic - A Look Behind the Scenes
Sarah Harrop, Karen Clements · Absa Cape Epic
|14:00 - 15:00
|IMBA – Take Care Of Your Trails
Mark Torsius, Catherine Shearer · International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe
|14:00 – 14:30
|Doppelmayr Biking Insights
Stefan Schwald · Doppelmayr