Lawrence hosting state-wide bicycling summit

Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center will host the 2016 Wisconsin Bike Summit Friday, Nov. 6.

This is the first time in its history, the Wisconsin Bike Federation is holding its annual summit outside of Madison.bikesummit_newsblog_1

The theme for this year’s summit, which beings at 9 a.m., is “Shifting Gears.” Conference presentations will cover topics ranging from advocacy and planning to equity and community.

Keynote speakers for the summit include Charlie Cooper of PeopleForBikes, who will discuss the current state of bicycling in the United States, and Kelsey Regan, who holds the UltraMarathon Cycling record for the fastest point-to-point ride across Wisconsin.

Summit sessions will include:

How to Start a Trips for Kids Mountain Bike Ride Chapter for Underserved Youth

A Non-Traditional Approach to Bike-to-Work Day

An In-Depth Study of Wisconsin Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes

Women in Cycling – the Ladies Revolution!

Slow Roll Chicago: The Transformative Power of Bicycles

HealthTIDE – the New Wave; Weight of the Fox Valley – To Win, We Need to Lose

A complete summit schedule, including registration information, can be found here.

Lawrence collaborated with the Fox Cities Cycling Association, the History Museum at the Castle, the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Appleton and others in luring the summit to Appleton.

Concluding the summit will be an exclusive tour and reception at the History Museum at the Castle featuring its current exhibit “Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Cycling.”

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College” and Fiske’s Guide to Colleges 2016. Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.