Experts, industry insiders to gather in Vernon for mountain biking symposium

Mtn bike convergence

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

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

Silver Star's bike park is one of the province's pioneers in the sport, having 25 years of history and 139 kilometres 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 clandestine beginnings to its growth into the mainstream, mountain biking has become an established form of outdoor recreation and lifestyle that people enjoy in every corner of the province," organizers say.

"The diverse trails and inspiring landscapes that are cherished by so many British Columbians have caught the attention of riders from around the globe."

The symposium will feature presentations by visionaries, change makers and those who have been in the trenches advocating for trails and promoting B.C. 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 rides.

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