AFTER OULU, WINNIPEG, LEEUWARDEN AND MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, THE 5th EDITION OF THE WINTER CYCLING CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN MONTRÉAL!
FOUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS CONFIRMED!
Ouranos - Research consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change
Author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling and award-winning journalist
photo : Kingdom Trails Association
A SPECIAL FAT BIKING PROGRAM!
Friday, February 10: Infos on the visit of the fat bike trails of Bromont will be available soon.
In 2017, the Winter Cycling Congress will take place in one of North America’s most bicycle-friendly cities – at least while there is no snow on the ground. The event will bring together a variety of experts and stakeholders committed to encouraging winter cycling and active mobility and, in so doing, contributing to the year-round vitality of communities.
This edition of the Winter Cycling Congress will be of interest to a wide range of individuals from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including not only those engaged directly with cycling but also those who engage with it through the realms of urban design, engineering, and tourism. The congress will be a point of convergence for officials from different levels of government as well as professional and technicians responsible for planning, implementation and maintenance of cycling infrastructure. The congress is also for those more broadly interested in active mobility and its many benefits, whether it is from the point of view of public health, quality of life, economics, etc.
Together, they will explore various topics related to winter cycling in city environments and fatbiking as an outdoor activity and tourism draw. They will take a closer look at these issues from the broader context of mobility, urban design, recreation and tourism in northern climates.
Presentations and other activities will be conducted in English or French with simultaneous interpretation.
WINTER CYCLING FEDERATION
- Timo Perälä
- Anders Swanson
- Annie Van Cleve – Winter Cycling Congress, Minneapolis 2016
- Étienne Grandmont – Accès transports viables
- Daniel Lambert – Coalition vélo de Montréal, Association des piétons et cyclistes de Westmount, Association des piétons et cyclistes de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
- Mathieu Séguin – Coalition vélo de Montréal
- Marisella Gomez – Ville de Montréal
- Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati – City of Toronto
- Thomas P. Thivener – City of Calgary
- Normand Vaillancourt – Ville de Montréal
GOUVERNEMENT DU QUÉBEC
- Marc Panneton – ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports
- Bartek Komorowski
- Jean-François Pronovost
- Annick St-Denis
The Winter Cycling Congress was created by the Winter Cycling Federation. Previous editions were held in Oulu (Finland – 2013), Winnipeg (Canada – 2014), Leeuwarden (Netherlands – 2015) and Minneapolis – Saint Paul (USA – 2016).