Early next week is the National Bike Summit (March 3rd-5th) in Washington D.C. where cyclists get a chance to discuss bicycle transportation policy on a National Level.
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx will be there:
You can follow along on twitter, #NBS2014
To address gender equality in the bicycle world, there will also be the 2nd annual Woman’s Bike Forum held within the summit.
10 woman from various cycling advocacy groups, including our own, WeBikeNYC have embarked on a ride to DC.
“WE Bike NYC is organizing ten women from five organizations to ride 262 miles on bicycles from New York City to Washington, DC to represent their communities at the nation’s largest annual bicycle advocacy event, the National Bike Summit on March 3, 2014. WE Bike NYC is a group based in New York City open to all women, female identifying, and gender nonconforming people who enjoy biking or think they might. WE Bike NYC aims to break down barriers to cycling by offering social rides, training rides, mechanics workshops and ride scholarships.
Judging by some of the photos coming in from this group:
(photo by: Nelle Pierson/Facebook)
This impromptu cyclocross from Day one in New Jersey makes me think, regardless of gender, infrastructure for cyclists should be an agenda item at the bike summit.
I definitely applaud these ladies dedication.
Here is a more info about the ride to DC and the summit form Bike Delaware.
Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.org, has a nice detailed description of the upcoming summit:
It’s that time of the year once again when hundreds of advocates, activists and bike lovers of all stripes converge on Washington D.C. for the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit. I’ll be attending again this year (my eighth time!), so stay tuned next week for various reports, musings, photos, and so on.
Once again, the agenda for the event is jam-packed. I’ll arrive on Sunday night (3/2) for some pre-Summit fun. Our friends at Streetsblog and Streetfilms (in tandem with the League) are hosting a “Media Training for Bicycle Advocates.” The event (details here) is aimed at making professional advocates better at PR and media relations and it’ll feature some super-smart folks from the news business and the advocacy-journalism sphere.
Read more: here.