Scottish Mountain Bike Conference to seek out innovation in growing off road

This year’s Scottish Mountain Bike Conference will take on a new spin, calling on the innovators in mountain biking to share their best practice methods in architecture and design.

Set for the Cairngorms National Park from November 17th to 19th, the conference will be supported through the VisitScotland National Conference Bid Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.

Scott Armstrong, VisitScotland’s Regional Director for the Highlands said: “It is really exciting that the International Mountain Bike Conference is coming to the Highlands this autumn and especially apt as this region is so well known and thought of as a popular destination for the sport. The three day ‘Innovation Edition’ looks set to start some interesting conversations in the biking world and fits perfectly into Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

“Mountain biking provides a tremendous boost for Scotland’s visitor economy with riders from around the world coming to experience our beautiful landscapes on two wheels. The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William this year was the busiest yet and I hope lots of bike enthusiasts not only sign up for this conference but also take some time to explore Scotland’s bike trails – which are some of the most breath-taking and exciting in the world.”

Once again Develop Mountain Biking in Scotland will organise the event, the last of which drew 230 delegates from 13 different countries.

Furthermore, the conference will showcase and discuss the contribution of mountain biking in Scotland to social and environmental objectives and sustainable economic development.

A full programme is being developed and will be announced over the next couple of months.

An early bird rate for the conference will be available till 9th September – to book now & find out more information visit –