Youth Bike Summit: Advocacy for young people

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Recycle-A-Bicycle‘s Youth Bike Summit is a three-day gathering this weekend geared toward youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. This national conference aims to bring people from different disciplines to explore, network, and learn how bicycling can be a legitimate and safe form of transportation for today’s youth.

Planned with a Steering Committee of officers and educators from youth bike education programs throughout the country, the Youth Bike Summit will offer a dynamic inter-generational exchange through educational workshops and panel discussions that are both interactive and practical.

The Youth Bike Summit will also provide tools and information on fundraising and best practices for schools that wish to incorporate bikes into the physical fabric of the learning environment.

This year’s conference will feature workshops led by officers, administrators, managers, and instructors from organizations dedicated to working with youth and bikes. These sessions will highlight practical issues such as fundraising, challenges, and best practices.

The lineup of speakers includes a keynote address by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, a "sneak preview" of the Alliance for Biking & Walking‘s 2011 Benchmarking Report, a presentation by Streetfilms, and inspiring workshop sessions led by Bike Works in Seattle, Bike New York in NYC, Bikes Not Bombs in Boston, Spoke’N Revolutions in Chapel Hill, West Town bikes in Chicago, and many more

WHEN: Friday January 13 – Sunday January 15, 2012

WHERE: The New School 66 W 12th St New York, NY

ADMISSION: $10/youth; $25/adult

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