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EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference. Barcelona 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021
CICLOBCN21. CYCLING CITIES AND BEYOND

The premier European Cycling Tourism Conference will take place in the Catalonian capital on on the itinerary of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route.

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From 5th to 10th October, the bicycle will take centre stage in Barcelona. For the first time, the same city will simultaneously host three conferences about cycling: the EuroVelo & Cycling Tourism Conference, the XVIII Iberian Congress Bicycle and the City and the 7th International Bicycle Conference. All three events will include exhibition spaces, meetings between professionals, technical visits and a wide range of activities. All the information is available on the website CICLOBCN21.

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The EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference (5-7 October) will be an in-person event and all necessary security measures will be guaranteed in accordance with the evolution of the pandemic and the COVID-19 protocols to be fixed at the time. An online platform will also be provided for those who wish to follow the three congresses virtually. The programme of the conference is available here, further information on speakers will follow.

Call for papers and Pre-registration is now open!

If you want to share your experiences with the bicycle world, this is your chance!

I WANT TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

You can submit your proposal (or proposals) through the call for papers form. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th June 2021. You will then be informed if your proposal (or proposals) have been accepted by 15th July.

I WANT TO PRE-REGISTER

You can pre-register now and you will have priority for in-person tickets when they are available.

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is joining forces with a committee formed by the Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Provincial Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and the Federation of Bicycle Users of Catalonia (FEMBici) to organise the fifth edition of the EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference. The EuroVelo Conference gathers professionals from the tourism and cycle tourism sectors from all around the world to discuss this growing market that employs over 500,000 Europeans and generates an economic impact of over 44 billion euros to the European economy every year.

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EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route in Catalonia

While the original plans were to organise the EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference in 2020, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a postponement by twelve months to guarantee the safety of the expected participants. The conference is now planned to take place as a physical event in the autumn of 2021, with the possibility to follow it virtually for those who can't attend in-person.

Previous editions of the Conference took place in Belgian Limburg (2018), Vienna (2016), Basel (2014) and Nantes (2012). In 2020, ECF selected Barcelona from 10 candidate European cities and regions to host the EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism Conference 2021.

For more information, contact Marta Orihuel at m.orihuel@ecf.com.