15 Reasons YOU Should Attend the 2014 National Bike Summit
Caron Whitaker, VP of Government Relations and Carolyn Szczepanski, Director of Communications and Women Bike on why you should attend the 2014 National Bike Summit.
This year, the National Bike Summit is all about winning.
With another transportation bill looming in Congress, we must strengthen our movement AND address the big questions that are holding us back.
That’s why we need YOU to join us March 3-5 in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 Summit and the third annual National Women’s Bicycling Forum!
Now in its 14th year, the National Bike Summit is the premier bicycle advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to create lasting change nationwide. Unlike a traditional conference, the Summit is a transformative experience. Not only will you learn best practices to implement in your community and connect with people who share your passion, but you’ll also gain direct access to federal policymakers to make the case for a Bicycle Friendly America.
We recognize that there’s incredible momentum around bicycling at the local and state level — that’s why this year’s theme is United Spokes: Moving Beyond Gridlock. We’ll be showcasing success stories at the Summit and Forum that highlight how advocates and stakeholders are:
» Addressing equity and diversity
» Working with the business community
» Delivering effective education programs that improve safety
» Changing the conversation through better messaging
» Winning elections for political office, funding, or policy changes, and
» Increasing bicycle mode share
We also know there are still a handful of all-too-common arguments used against doing more for bicyclists. We’ll tackle these issues head-on with sessions that help us get past misconceptions and cultivate effective storytelling that builds the movement.
Just a few of the speakers we’ll hear from include:
» Aaron Naparstek, founder of Streetsblog
Back for the third year, the National Women’s Bicycling Forum will provide a full-day of programming dedicated to elevating female leaders and closing the gender gap in American bicycling. Don’t miss keynote speakers, like Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, a diverse array of break-outs and, of course, the Women Bike Pop-up Shop, featuring the wares of female cycling entrepreneurs.
Don’t wait to sign up — the early bird registration rates expire January 22.