2021 Miami Valley Cycling Summit Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2021 Miami Valley Cycling Summit hosted by Bike Miami Valley and the City of Kettering. This regional event will be held virtually on May 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with the option to participate in a self-guided ride of Kettering’s bike amenities and assets on Friday, May 14th from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. The event welcomes elected officials, government staff, local leaders and cycling advocates to participate. Registration is open at www.CyclingSummit.com.
A keynote by renowned “street level” researcher Charles T. Brown, MPA will help answer the question, “What prevents people from walking and biking more often?” Brown works at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 17 years of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, public policy, and research.
This free event aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities, both large and small, throughout the Miami Valley region. This year’s theme is “Safe Streets for All.” Content experts will detail how cycling can improve the transportation, health, and economic vitality of the Miami Valley. Sessions will occur in the afternoon and will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to: a regional bikeways update, winter bike facility maintenance, equity in planning and advocacy, and a review of Safe Routes to School programs.
The virtual event will take place on the platform Remo, which will allow for an interactive virtual conference. “We’re looking forward to continuing to provide great content and networking opportunities at our event through Remo,” says Bike Miami Valley Executive Director, Laura Estandia.
The event is presented by the City of Kettering with additional support from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Greene County Parks and Trails, Miami County Parks, Five Rivers MetroParks and HEAPY Engineering.
Go to www.cyclingsummit.com for details about the event and all it has to offer or look for us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cyclingsummit.
Miami Valley Cycling Summit Friday, May 7 & 14, 2021 www.CyclingSummit.com