Did you miss the 1st annual Youth Bike Summit? here in NYC last weekend?
Below are Donovan Caputo and Ashley Batchelorâ€™s final reactions to the Youth Bike Summit.
They were accompanied by BICASâ€™ Kylie Walkzak and Ignacio Rivera de Rosales.
1. The part of the summit I liked best was
Ashley: I think the best part of the summit was meeting people who have organizations with goals similar to BICASâ€™. It is really comforting to know that there isnâ€™t just one group of people out there who loves bikes, and is working to get other people interested in bikes. However, I didnâ€™t feel like I learned as much as Iâ€™d hoped. I went to this summit thinking that I was going to learn about how to get youth active and into cycling, but I didnâ€™t hear a thing about that. I heard about sustainability problems, and how to make green maps. I heard about problems with excess of trash and NYCâ€™s infrastructure, but all were things I had known about or known as much as I cared to know about. I didnâ€™t hear one presentation about HOW to get youth to advocate for bikes. Most of all though, I didnâ€™t really see as much advocating TO youth about bikes, and this was something I had really hoped for.
Donovan: The part of the summit I liked best was the third day because we really got a chance to swap stories and ideas about how infrastructure could be improved. The roller races were also great.
Read more from Donovan & Ashley here.