Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway (Image by: Russ Roca)

The Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership (OBTP) is a niche market working group that Travel Oregon convenes two to three times each year. The purpose of OBTP is to foster collaboration among participants in order to make Oregon a premier cycling destination, thereby increasing Oregon’s economic prosperity, particularly in rural areas.

OBTP pulls together a broad spectrum of interests that can have a positive impact on Oregon’s infrastructure, policy and business development in the area of bicycling. Participants include:

  • Bicycle tour operators
  • Bicycle retail shop owners
  • Bicycle event producers
  • Bicycle race organizers
  • Volunteers who want to see cycling tourism increase in their communities
  • Scenic Bikeway proponents
  • Public land management organizations
  • Transportation and land use planning organizations
  • Destination marketing organizations
  • Recreation organizations
  • Trail organizations
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Marketing and media organizations

Participants at OBTP meetings can network with key players like Cycle Oregon, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, U.S. Forest Service, BLM, International Mountain Bicycling Association and others.

In 2015, the OBTP identified five priority projects to focus on:

  1. Complete the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and Develop Area Into a World-Class Bike/Ped Destination
  2. Improve transportation connections across Oregon for bicyclists
  3. Improve Recreational Riding Opportunities in Oregon (more off-road opportunities)
  4. Develop Connected Network of Bike/Ped Paths throughout Oregon
  5. Support and Highlight Tourism-Related Business Development

If you’d like to be included on our email list for upcoming OBTP meeting announcements, please email development@traveloregon.com.

OBTP Meeting Notes:

October 28, 2016

October 30, 2015

March 31, 2015

October 31, 2014

May 22, 2014

October 31, 2013

April 25, 2013

 Additional Resources:

Media:

 

Cycling

  1. WWeek.com, “You Can Now Mountain Bike from Washington to California on Oregon’s Largest Bike Trail”

    WWeek.com published an article about the Oregon Timber Trail, read the full article, here.

  2. Oregon Designates Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

    The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission approved the designation of the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway during its June 14 meeting in Salem.…

  3. Bendbulletin.com, “A backcountry mountain bike route across Oregon”

    Oregon is now home to a 670-mile route of bike trails. The Oregon Timber Trail launched this spring. Read more about…

  4. Oregon Designates Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway in John Day River Territory

    Salem, Ore. – June 14, 2017 – Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north central…

  5. Register Now for the Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit

    Travel Oregon is hosting the 2017 Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit on March 21 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. The…

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