Conference program "PraRovar.Tourism"



On August 23-24 in Minsk a cycling conference "PraRovar.Tourism" will take place. The main topic is cycling tourism in Belarus.

Target conferences - to exchange experience on the creation of cycling routes, holding events for event cycling tourism, to reveal the problems of the development of cycling tourism and opportunities for the development of entrepreneurship.

Location: hotel "Belarus", st. Storozhevskaya, 15, gallery (2nd floor)

Conference organizers: public association “Minsk Cycling Society”, institution “Center for Environmental Solutions”.

23 August, Friday

10-30 - 11-00 - registration, coffee break

11-00 - 12-30 - Introductory session

- Welcome speech by the representative of the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus.
- Yuri Solovyov, National Coordinator of the GEF SGP in Belarus,
GEF Small Grants Program Projects
Pavel Gorbunov, chairman of the board of the Minsk Cycling Society.
“Cycling routes of Belarus: development prospects and main problems of their creation”.
Marina Chizh, expert of the ZaVeloBrest institution.
"Open borders Brest-Terespol"... Belarusian-Polish bicycle projects and events.
Lyudmila Fedorchuk, chief specialist of the sports and tourism department of the Novogrudok regional executive committee.
"Cycling routes through the historical sites of Novogrudok: from idea to action."

12.30 - 13.00 - coffee break

13-00 - 14-30 - Cycling tourism development practice

13.00 – 13.15. Pavel Gorbunov, Chairman of the Minsk Cycling Society. “Creation and marking of routes. Route Selection Problems and Traffic Safety ”.
13.15 – 13.30 Anton Archipenko, Eurovelo project coordinator in Belarus, Minsk Cycling Society "Route EuroVelo-2 (section Novogrudok-Kamenets)".
13.30 – 13.45 Maxim Puchinsky, expert of the Minsk Cycling Society. “City cycling routes. Green cycle ring of Minsk ".

13.45 – 14.00 Karina Sitnik, founder of domestic and inbound tourism projects Walk to Folk, Walk to Folk, Kayak Minsk. "Responsible tourism in Belarus"... Examples of local tours.

14.00 – 14.15 Kateryna Shulga, project coordinator U-cycle (NGO "Association of Cyclists of Kiev"). "Tourism projects in partnership between business and public organizations"... U-cycle's experience in tourism development on the example of successful projects: health routes in six parks in Kiev and Kyiv cycling tours.

14-30 - 15-30 - lunch

15-30 - 17-00 - Event Cycling

15.30 – 15.50 Mikhail Sidoruk, head of the Adventure Racing Federation. "Problems of event tourism"
15.50 – 16.10 Julia Koleda, board member of VeloGrodno. “Marathon“ Susedzi ”as a point of attraction for foreign tourists”.
16.10 – 16.30 Svetlana Korol, Chairman of VeloGomel. "Collaboration with Rancho".

16.30 – 16.50. Yuri Vazhnik, director of BNPP. "Semantic tourism"... Pukhovichi region and a trip to the center of Belarus.

August 24, Saturday

10-00 - 10-30 - registration, coffee break

10-30 - 12-30 - Cycling stories

10.40 – 10.55. Maxim Galatin. "Bicycle tourist routes in Gomel and its surroundings." Presentation of the route of the trip with a story about the sights.

10.55 – 11.10. Egor Mikheev, VeloGrodno cycling coordinator. “How to organize and establish international cycling cooperation”.

11.10 – 11.25. Alexander Medel. “Brevet as a new type of cycling tourism in the Republic of Belarus”. What are brevet, the history of brevet in the world and Belarus. Current state and development prospects.

11.25 – 11.40. Valentina Poznyakova, Director of VeloGomel. "Harmful advice to the cyclist"... Experience of a weekly bike trip in Belarus: what mistakes were made and what to do to avoid them.

11.40 – 11.55. Anastasia Lazorenko. "Cycling trip with young children"... Traveling in the countryside.

11.55 – 12.10. Artyom Kokin. "Travel with a bike to the Carpathians"... What to take with you to the Carpathians, how to get there, where to live, what to eat, how to navigate, how to choose attractions.

12-30 - 13-30 - How to make money on cycling

12.30 -13. 00. Katerina Pleshkevich, tourist, business analyst. "Tourism in Figures: How to Calculate a Business"... How to budget for a business project, calculate risks and make the most informed decision.

13.00 – 13.30. Yuri Fedyukovich, founder of the "Active Club". "Practical Aspects of Own Business".

13.30 - 14.30 - lunch

14.30 - 16.00 - Travel as a hobby

14.40 – 14.55. Anton Archipenko. "Cycle ride for beginners"... The basics of an independent trip to Belarus.

14.55 – 15.10. Ilya Zverev, OpenStreetMap project activist. "Where to draw and how to share the itinerary." The technical side of preparing the route for a bike ride: on which sites and on which roads it is better to draw, how to share the route with fellow travelers, whether it is necessary to print the route on paper and which applications are better to use on the road, including in other countries.

15.10 – 15.35. Alexander and Veronika Nedelko, tourist bloggers. "How to travel by bike with children"... Choice of direction. Why is it great and safe.

15.35 – 15.50. Alexander Deshchenko, an experienced cyclist, tourist. - Cycling Tourist Community.

15.50 – 16.05.  Marina Ambrazheichik. "On a bike with a dog"... How many kilometers can a dog manage, is it possible to ride with it on the asphalt, what to take with you, how to settle for the night.

16.00 - 16.30 - coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 -  Movie evening + discussion

An hour and a half of inspiring bike short films about riding all year round, girls on bicycles, amateur cycling, traveling, carrying things and much more.

* The program is subject to minor changes.

The conference was organized within the framework of the project “Urban Cycling in Belarus” funded by the European Union, implemented by the Center for Environmental Solutions and the public association “Minsk Cycling Society” with the co-financing of the GEF Small Grants Program “Development of Cycling in the Regions of Belarus”, implemented by the public association “Minsk Cycling society".

Illustrative photos: Alexey Basalay, Denis Zelenko

2019, August 21st

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