Bike Summit will educate and inspire for improving bicycling in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Bike Fed is organizing the Wisconsin Bike Summit this Friday in Madison. This all-day event will have three parallel sessions on a variety of topics related to several aspects of bicycle advocacy. Attendees can network with folks from all over the state to learn about the bikey things that take place in other parts of America’s Dairyland.

The Wisconsin Bike Summit takes place on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. It will be held at the Best Western Inn on the Park on the Capitol Square in Madison. Registration is required with a fee of $35 at the door, but if you register online by Wednesday October 23, the fee is only $25. (I think lunch is included, but I am not certain of this.)

I have attended this event the past two years and came away with great information each time. I will be attending again this year and am looking forward to a stimulating day engaging with an energetic crowd of folks passionate about bicycling.

As stated on the event website, “This year’s Bike Summit is focused on developing our 3-part vision for bicycling in Wisconsin – epic mountain biking destinations, platinum level bike friendly communities, and a statewide interconnected trail system.”

Presentations and panels cover a wide variety of topics:

  • bike share,
  • health and wellness connections to biking,
  • Wausau’s success in promoting mountain biking,
  • bicycle tourism,
  • a women’s cycling panel,
  • bike education programs,
  • and much more.

There will also be opening remarks from the new Executive Director of the WI Bike Fed, Dave Cieslewicz.  Cieslewicz was formerly mayor of Madison, and this will be a great opportunity to hear him talk about his vision for bicycling in Wisconsin.

So if you have Friday free for traveling down to Madison, then head over to the WI Bike Fed website for more info and to register. The Bike Summit website can be accessed here, and the bottom of that page has links to the schedule and registration pages.

I hope a few Poky Pedalers decide to make the trip down to Madison and take part in this years Bike Summit.

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