Program IBTC online 2022

Lecture times: Central European Time (UTC + 1, time zone Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid etc.)
Lectures with similar colors take place simultaneously.
In all cases, these are online lectures and online round table discussions.

The main language during the IBTC program is English due to the international character of the participants. If a presentation is not in English, then a translation into English is available.  

- subject to change, the titles of the presentations are working titles -

Wednesday, January 19, 2022



09:30-10:15 Utrecht Bicycle City

(name lecturer follows)

Utrecht as an international example in the field of cycling for other large cities

10:30-11:15 Luxembourg Bicycle Land

the ministers François Bausch (Mobility, Public Works) and Lex Delles (Tourism) of Luxembourg

Luxembourg is working hard to develop cycling, both in terms of infrastructure and promotion

11:30-12:15 Cycling infrastructure projects Europe

Herbert Tiemens, Policy Officer Traffic and Transport at the Municipality of Utrecht

Herbert cycled to Velo-city 2021 in Lisbon and got acquainted with interesting cycling projects along the way

12:30-13:15 Methods and design of the future integrated cycle/hike network in Denmark

Marco Berends, project manager Danish Cycling Tourism

Denmark is developing a node network for cyclists, hikers and other outdoor users. How can we design an integrated strategy for an extended network, signage and route planner? The project, supported by the Danish Outdoor Council, is currently testing the first pilot network in four rural areas. We present our insights about its methods, insights and challenges.

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Roundtables program IBTC


14:30-14.30 (item follows)

14:30-15.30 How do you set up junction routes?
Moderator: Marco Berends
Project manager at Danish Cycling Tourism

14:30-15.30 Keeping routes up-to-date on websites
Moderator Jeroen van Noort
Manager Route Bureau Utrecht 

14.30-15.30 What about icon routes?    

Thursday January 20, 2022



09:30-10:15 Bikepacking trails in Finland

Taneli Roininen, project manager Arctic Bikepacking Trail, and Kristiina Vaano, project manager South Coast Bikepacking Trail 

Are bikepackers an interesting target group for tourism? And what requirements should a bikepacking route meet?

10:30-11:15 Collaboration with route platforms

Pascal Brackman, managing partner RouteYou

What can route platforms contribute to the promotion of a route? What services do they offer?

11:30-12:15 Bicycles in trains

Ed Lancaster, EuroVelo Director at European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)

Taking the bicycle on the train is often a difficult undertaking. What developments are underway in Europe to improve this?

12:30-13:15 The cycling and economic strategy in Aragón

José Luis Soro, Minister (o.a. Mobility) in the Spanish region of Aragón

Minister Soro will talk about how this area will favour cycling tourism as an important factor to strengthen the local tourism economy

Roundtables program IBTC

13:30-14.30 Bicycles in trains
Moderator Ed Lancaster   
EuroVelo Director at European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)

13:30-14.30 Social media & the promotion of routes

14:30-15:30 (follows)