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Transforming Mountain Biking: Groundbreaking Symposium discusses changes needed for MTB to continue to grow

Outdoors NSW & ACT is facilitating the 2024 MTB Symposium, to be held in Merimbula on 25 & 26 October, which is aimed at bringing together professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders from the mountain biking community.


The symposium focuses on fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and exploring the latest trends and developments in mountain biking, of which there are some significant challenges that need to be navigated and in partnership more can be done. It will include sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities designed for trail builders, tourism operators, local government representatives, event organisers, landowners and mountain bike clubs.


The Symposium would not have been possible with the great support of Strategic Partner Destination NSW. Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox said: “Destination NSW is thrilled to have secured the 2024 MTB Symposium for Merimbula in partnership with Sapphire Coast Destination Marketing. 


“The event is expected to draw more than 200 delegates, deliver around 500 visitor room nights and an estimated $200,000 in visitor expenditure to the region’s visitor economy and further elevate its reputation as a world-class mountain biking destination. 


“The Sapphire Coast is home to hundreds of kilometres of spectacular bike trails that traverse stunning wilderness locations, ranging from rocky terrain to deserted beaches and lush rainforests. I look forward to conference attendees from around the world having the opportunity to experience its magic.”   



Outdoors NSW & ACT also welcomes Blue Sky Trails, a key supporter in the MTB space with years of experience in trail building and management. Blue Sky Trails will be sharing the role that data plays in creating sustainable cycling trails with examples for where data has created compelling stories that have underpinned positive conservation regeneration, climate resilient trail assets, economic growth, risk mitigation, and most of all high-quality user experiences. 


“We are excited to partner with Destination NSW and welcome Blue Sky Trails as a key sponsor for this year's MTB Symposium,” said Lori Modde, CEO of Outdoors NSW & ACT. “Their support will enhance the quality of the experience for attendees, and what better place to have a mountain bike symposium than immersed amongst amazing mountain bike trails in Merimbula.”


Ticket Sales

Tickets for the MTB Symposium will go on sale in June. Attendees are encouraged to secure their spots early as demand is expected to be high. The symposium promises to be an engaging and informative event, offering a variety of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.


For more information about the event, speaker applications, and ticket sales, please visit Outdoors NSW & ACT website.

Media Contact: Lori Modde, CEO, Outdoors NSW & ACTEmail: 

Phone: 0415 279 822

About Outdoors NSW & ACT

Outdoors NSW & ACT is dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation, education, adventure tourism and nature health and wellbeing. We aim to support the growth and development of the industry through events, advocacy, and collaboration.


About Destination NSW

Destination NSW is the lead government agency for the New South Wales tourism and major events sectors. Their mission is to strengthen the State's visitor economy and position Sydney and New South Wales as leading tourism and events destinations.


About Blue Sky Trails

Blue Sky Trails is a trail development and management consultancy. The Blue Sky Trails team operate under the mission of creating the right trail, in the right place, for the right reasons, with systems in place to manage them effectively. Owners of Trail Vision, that facilitates the collection, analysis, and presentation of trail data to create compelling stories that enable proactive decision making. 

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