The Winter Cycling Federation is pleased to announce that the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA have been chosen to host the fourth international Winter Cycling Congress in 2016.
The Twin Cities were chosen because of their strong winter cycling culture, ambitious plans to make year-round cycling even better and innovative approach to winter cycling, especially as it relates to fat biking. In the Twin Cities, winter cycling is growing at a faster rate than summer cycling, despite a long, cold and snowy winter. Goals planned include increasing mode share significantly and building out complete, protect bicycle networks. The Twin Cities are working hard to make big changes very quickly and will provide a dynamic environment to continue an international dialogue about winter cycling but don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself via this great video by Brandon Patrick Sullivan.
About the Winter Cycling Congress
The Winter Cycling Congress is a three-day professional development opportunity for planners, engineers and anyone who touches a bicycle in their job and lives in a cold climate, including public health and tourism officials, bike advocates, bloggers and journalists. The objective of the congress is to share information about enabling winter cycling among a group of people from all over the world. The congress is also inclusive of all types of winter climates and has been held in Europe and North America.
About the Winter Cycling Federation
The Winter Cycling Congress is a project of the Winter Cycling Federation. The Federation was launched in 2013 after the first Winter Cycling Congress in Oulu, Finland when it was clear more knowledge about winter cycling is needed. The mission of the Winter Cycling Federation is to promote winter cycling around the world. Timo Perälä is the founder and president of this organisation. The 2014 Congress was held in Winnipeg, Canada.
More details about Winter Cycling Congress 2016 Twin Cities will be coming soon. For more information about the Winter Cycling Federation, contact Timo Perälä timo [dot] perala [at] navico [dot] fi. For more information about Winter Cycling Congress 2016 Twin Cities, contact Annie Van Cleve [annievancleve [at] gmail [dot] com].