A full day of advocacy, equity, and cycling

The 2017 Wisconsin Bike Summit is back. Join us Thursday, May 4th in Milwaukee at the UWM School of Continuing Education. This year’s Summit will cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on bicycle equity.

Featured Speakers

  • Plenary Speaker Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is leading the charge to make Milwaukee the second platinum-rated Bicycle Friendly City in Wisconsin.
  • Melody Hoffman, Ph.D, author of Bike Lanes are White Lanes,¬†will discuss the increasing number of cyclists of color and why planners should shift their exclusive focus away from white, upwardly mobile bicyclists.
  • Rob Henken, president of the Public Policy Forum will provide historical context on transportation policy issues and what our new administration plans for the future of transportation.
  • Anthony Taylor, founding member of Major Taylor Cycling Club of MN and National Brotherhood of Cyclists,¬†will lead an interactive journey that will provide participants with the insight to better understand and create a shared definition of Equity. The workshop will challenge participants to make Equity and the creation of Equitable outcomes the foundation of their advocacy work in active transportation and community development.

Check back soon for the full agenda.

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If you have any questions, please contact Tony at tony.giron@wisconsinbikefed.org.

Submit your Presentation

We are currently accepting proposals for presentations. Presentations and workshops will cover a wide range of topics with a focus on bicycle equity. This year’s Wisconsin Bike Summit aims to teach and empower attendees to change the status quo and build our advocacy movement in order to ensure we make leaps and bounds for the future of bicycling in Wisconsin.

Please consider sharing your expertise, insights, and perspective at the Summit. The Summit will bring together bicycling and equity advocates, transportation planners, elected officials, and others, all working in diverse ways to make Wisconsin a great place to bicycle. We welcome ideas for panel presentations, single presentations, and facilitated discussions. Sessions will be one hour in length, reserving 45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

The due date for proposals is Monday, March 27th. Presenters will receive discounted entrance to the Summit. Please contact Tony Giron with any questions you might have at tony.giron@wisconsinbikefed.org
Submit your presentation