June 21: Inaugural Regional Bike Summit to Lead with Female Empowerment
Three-day experience to end with Velobration celebrating kickoff to summer
San Diego Bike Coalition to host panels and workshops around better bicycling
WHAT: The first-ever Regional Bike Summit will kick off with a half-day summit devoted to empowering the women, trans and femme bicycling communities. Powerful female speakers will lead discussions and workshops on issues such as transportation justice to give a voice to those who aren’t typically heard.
The remaining two days of the summit will uncover real strategies for improving bicycling in all communities of the San Diego region. A Velobration party will close out the summit and kickoff summer with live music, beer and bike-themed entertainment.
WHY: With San Diego’s recent ranking as a top ten city for bicycling, the Regional Bike Summit will bring together a diverse group of advocates, leaders and elected officials to discuss solutions for better biking in the region. The Bike Coalition hopes this summit will get rid of the stereotypes associated with San Diego’s bike community and break down common barriers to bicycling in order to get more people on bikes regardless of gender identity, race or income.
San Diego Bike Coalition
Bike leaders and advocates
For a list of featured speakers, click here.
Regional Bike Summit venue: Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado San Diego, 92101)
Velobration: World Beat Cultural Center (2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101)
Women/Trans/Femme Summit: Thursday, June 21 – 1 – 5 p.m.
Regional Bike Summit: Friday, June 22 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mobile/Field Workshops, Velobration: Saturday, June 23 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
source: Go Mixte