A cyclist climbs one of the mountains near Tulcán, in the north of Ecuador — Ben Finch / Quito Bike Tours World Bicycle Forum

11th World Bicycle Forum in Colombia will be attended by cyclists from across the globe

Quito Bike Tours and Travel Experiences will attend the World Bicycle Forum in Manizales, Colombia, to drive new business, make contacts with other tour operators and promote cycling in Ecuador.

The conference will be held between 9–13 November in the city’s Expoferias. It is the eleventh time the event has been staged and it visits a different city every year.

Speakers at the Forum include Kenneth Aguirre, co-founder and executive Director of BikeNCity, Andy Wright, Colombia director of World Bicycle Relief, and Lucas Snaije, research and advocacy manager of BYCS Netherlands.

Ben Finch, the tour operator’s head of content, will attend to promote our new range of multi-day cycling tours.

Manizales lies at the heart of Colombia’s coffee triangle. This is one of the world’s main regions of coffee production. One of the world’s most iconic cycling teams was sponsored by the coffee producers based here — Café de Colombia.

Active between 1983 and 1990, Café de Colombia won a number of general classifications, including Luis Herrera’s victory at the Vuelta a España in 1987. 

The city also lies under the second-longest paved climb in the world. Alto de Letras is a mecca for cyclists from across the world. They complete the incredible 81-kilometre climb, with 3,700 metres of elevation, from Mariquita before flying down a beautiful descent into Manizales.

Both Colombia and Ecuador are countries with a long and storied cycling history. The current Olympic champion in the road race, Richard Carapaz, is Ecuadorian. He has also won the Giro d’Italia. 

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