The 2015 Youth Bike Summit is being held in Seattle and organizers are now accepting proposals for workshops and presentation. This is an opportunity to showcase all the amazing work happening in Washington, and to demonstrate why Washington truly is the #1 Bike Friendly State.
The Youth Bike Summit is a three-day conference geared toward youth, bikes, educations, advocacy, and leadership. It will be hosted for the first time ever on the west coast from February 13-15 at Bike Works in Southeast Seattle . The mission of Youth Bike is to transform local communities and strengthen the national movement by empowering bicycle leaders.
Do you have something to present or know someone who should present? “Innovation” is this year’s theme for the Summit, and we know there is lots of that here. It could be a workshop on how to start a mountain biking club, students telling about how they got involved with local planning, a showcase of fashion for youth who like to ride, an epic tale of some Girl Scout’s week long bicycle tour, youth helping youth start their school’s first bike to school day, or anything. You can see last year’s program here.
Go here to submit a proposal. They are accepting workshops and presentations until Friday, October 31. The formats can consist of:
- Hands-on workshops
- Panel presentation
- Small group discussion
- Project showcase/exhibition
- Academic paper/case study
- Multimedia screening
This is a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of riders and recognize the impressive work your local community is doing. Spread the word and submit your proposals!