Oregon Bicycle Tourism Partnership
Register Now for the 2018 Bike Tourism Summit
The 2018 Bike Tourism Summit will be hosted at the Oregon Zoo in Portland on Friday, March 16, 2018.
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:
- Complete the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and Develop Area Into a World-Class Bike/Ped Destination
- Improve transportation connections across Oregon for bicyclists
- Improve Recreational Riding Opportunities in Oregon (more off-road opportunities)
- Initiate Statewide Gravel Riding Working Group to Develop Network of Gravel Routes in Oregon
- Develop Connected Network of Bike/Ped Paths throughout Oregon
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OBTP Meeting Notes:
October 28, 2016
October 30, 2015
March 31, 2015
October 31, 2014
May 22, 2014
October 31, 2013
April 25, 2013
- Bicycle Times | Fat bikes bring tourism to the Oregon Coast | Nov. 2015
- The Path Less Pedaled | 7 Tips for Fatbiking the Oregon Coast | Jul. 2015
- The World | All I want to do is … bicycle | Jun. 2015
- Outside | Fat Biking: For Beaches Too! | May 2015
- BikePortland | To promote biking on the coast, Travel Oregon looks for alternatives to US 101 | Apr. 2015
- KATU.com | Cruising Oregon Coast beaches on a fat bike | Mar. 2015
August 8, 2017
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July 2, 2017
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June 24, 2017
Oregon is now home to a 670-mile route of bike trails. The Oregon Timber Trail launched this spring. Read more about…
June 14, 2017
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March 6, 2017
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