Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 1st, 2010 at 8:45 am
(as seen in Sisters at the 2007 summit).
(Photo © J. Maus)
If you followed my National Bike Summit coverage, you know that these are exciting times for bike advocacy in Oregon. We've got the advocates, planners, partners, and politicians -- from small communities to Capitol Hill -- to make Oregon the #1 state for biking in America.
This year's program will focus on state and national legislative issues, the link between biking and public health, the growth of bike tourism, reaching out to underserved communities, and much more.
Here's how the action-packed day shakes out:
- 8:45 a.m. Welcome
9:05 a.m. Conference Overview
9:10 a.m. Active Transportation and Health Care
9:15 a.m. Dollars for Bicycling and National Bike Summit Review
9:45 a.m. How the New Transportation Bill will Impact Oregon
10:00 a.m. Oregon Legislative Update for the 2011 Session
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Oregon’s Cycling Tourism Initiatives
11:05 a.m. The Beauty of Oregon from a Bicycle Seat
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Lunch Speaker
1 – 2:15 p.m. *Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. *Breakout Sessions
4 – 5:00 p.m. Where Do We Go from Here?
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Reception and Networking
-- Broadening the Movement in Underserved Communities
-- How to Maximize the Role of Bicycle Businesses in Local Advocacy
-- Growing Mountain Bike Participation
-- Social Media and Advocacy
-- Active Transportation: Our Future Depends on It
-- The Transportation - Recreation Connection
There are a lot of interesting things to learn and a lot of people to meet and be inspired by. I hope you're able to join us. Registration is $50 and it includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception (in addition to access to to all the sessions of course).
More information at OregonBikeSummit.com.