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Recap, Youth Bike Summit. Epoch Times

Recycle-A-Bicycle has been empowering young people through a love and knowledge of bicycles for decades. This has lead them to spearhead the Youth Bike Summit that took place over the weekend (Feb. 14th-16th) at the New School. Through lectures, panel discussions and workshops the three day festival brought people of all ages, from [...]

Nelson Valis, The Cheetah-NYC Messenger Becomes First African American Olympic Cyclist. New Documentary

(photo by: Paul Rudman)

Nelson Valis, nicknamed, “The Cheetah,” was a former NYC messenger from Harlem who became an Olympic champion in cycling. He was the first African American to win a medal on the track in the summer games of 84. Nelson rode professionally from 1988-1995 and was inducted in the [...]

the Youth, the Youth…the Youth are on Fire! 2014 Youth Bike Summit-NYC

Once again, Recycle-A-Bicycle is bringing together young people from NYC and around the country to inspire the next bicycle leaders of tomorrow. It’s the 2014 Youth Bike Summit –Next week, February 14th-16th at the New School-55 West 13th St. NYC.

Mission of the summit:

Youth Bike is an organization that embraces the values [...]

The Kids are Alright-on bikes…Youth Bike Summit 2013

Young minds come together in NYC to talking about bicycles and related politics at the:

2013 Youth Bike Summit
YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2013

More details:

WHEN: Friday February 15 – Sunday February 17
WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY
ADMISSION: $20/youth; $35/adult

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia & Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador

REGISTRATION: youthbikesummit2013-eac2.eventbrite.com
VISUALS:
1. Keynote Speakers Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia and Devlynn Chen, 17 year old Recycle-A-Bicycle intern speaking together.
2. Rude Mechanical Orchestra marching band procession leading 200 attendees with colorful signs down 6th Ave in Manhattan to workshop sessions.
3. Group workshops with people engaging in conversation.

Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Youth Bike Summit is a three-day national conference geared toward youth, bikes education, and advocacy. Whether you’re a student, educator, or advocate, there is much to be learned though this dynamic, inter-generational exchange. This national conference offers a youth and adult Keynote presentation, 15 engaging workshops, hands-on activities, a thought-provoking visioning session with youth and adults working in communities near and far. By creating a space where ideas from bicyclists of all ages can be heard, we seek to create a more inclusive national dialogue that addresses the issues, rights, and concerns of all bicyclists.Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.

HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation’s capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youth in the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of the Youth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.

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Youth Bike Summit-January 13th-15th

Just got the word from Recycle-A-Bicycle’s executive director, Pasqualina Azzarello, about the upcoming Youth Bike Summit in NYC.

Here is a lengthy press release with information and a complete schedule.

YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT 2012 WHEN: Friday January 13 – Sunday January 15, 2012 WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, [...]

Youth Bike Summit in NYC

Bike Community Joins Forces to Empower Youth

WHEN: Friday, January 14th to Sunday, January 16th

WHERE: The New School, Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION: NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn

DESCRIPTION: The 1st annual Youth Bike Summit is a 3-day gathering geared towards students, educators, and advocates. The conference aims [...]