Program & Keynotes

/Program & Keynotes

Mobility and adventure through walking and cycling

In October this year, the City of Greater Bendigo, together with CycleLifeHQ and Bike Bendigo, are hosting a jam-packed 6 day program of presenters, professional workshops, activities, events and networking opportunities to discuss all things bicycle tourism and active travel in the Australian and New Zealand contexts.

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

The program will include Australia’s inaugural Bicycle Tourism Conference, to be held Friday 26 October, with its central theme: ‘Bicycle Tourism: Transforming Global Communities and Economies’. Preceding this, CycleLifeHQ will facilitate a half-day interactive professional workshop on Thursday 25 October 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 field trips and Bike Palooza Bendigo community rides, events, activities and 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 challenges of liveability, health, community building, economic development and sustainability.

The bridging weekend will disappear before you know it, with a plethora of walking and cycling events and activities, continuing the themes of both conferences, allowing you to explore the region, network with others, and continue your professional development learning opportunities in and around Bendigo.

More information about the conference programs, keynote speakers and ticketing will be released soon