Cycle Week


In the talk round on the opening evening of Cycle Week 2021, the focus was on the sustainability of mountain biking as a recreational sport.


More and more Swiss people are interested in mountain biking. Despite Corona, 2020 was a successful year for the industry and bike sales are steadily increasing. Together with different stakeholders and experts, Dave Spielmann discusses the sustainability of mountain biking in a future-oriented way. Follow the discussions on the topics:


Side by side with respect

Sustainable MTB tourism in alpine regions

MTB development in urban areas

Side by side with respect

Respectful coexistence on trails – is this a utopia, future or already reality? Why do conflicts arise on trails and which approaches to solving them are promising?


A conversation with:


– Martin Vincenz, CEO of Graubünden Ferien

– Christine Füllemann, Technical Manager of Zürcher Wanderwege

Sustainable MTB tourism

in alpine regions


Enjoying nature is the focus of mountain bike vacations – but how sustainable are trips to Bikeparks ?

How do you manage to raise awareness of mountain bike tourist and make environmental concerns heard?


A conversation with:


– Marc Schlüssel, Deputy Managing Director Bike Kingdom, Lenzerheide

– Maren Kern, managing director and project manager alpine protection, Mountain Wilderness


MTB development

in urban areas


More trails “close to home” are needed to meet the increasing demand. How is this managed in Switzerland?

My home! My trails! My contribution? Tips for the local scenes.


In conversation with:


– Dr. Stephan Wild-Eck, Head of Department Sports Promotion and Consulting, Sports Office City of Zurich.

– Bruno Hirschi, Member of the Executive Board, Schweiz Mobile

Swiss Mountainbiking Project

The content of the MTB Talk conducted by IMBA Schwitzerland at Cycle Week 2021 was created within the framework of the SMP. The SMP is supported by Innotour, the funding instrument of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.

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