Thursday, September 13, 2012 (12:00AM - 12:00AM)
Long Beach, CA
The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to network, share best practices and develop action steps to get more women in your community out riding. It will provide the space for us to create a bike future where women of all backgrounds are equally represented on the streets and in the movement!
Registration will open July 23. Tickets will be $30 and include admission to the Cycle Chic Fashion Show.
Why do we need a Women's Bicycling Summit?
Women are 51% of the American population, but took just 24% of U.S. bicycle trips in 2009. To mainstream bicycling in the United States, we must increase the number of women riding and women's leadership in all aspects of the bicycle movement. The Women Cycling Project -- an initiative of the League of American Bicyclists and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals -- aims to to host events, create programming and foster connections that close the gender gap in American bicycling.
In March, the first-ever National Women Cycling Forum brought together a diverse panel of female bicycle leaders and more than 200 participants from across the nation attended. Female cyclists from coast to coast made connections and shared ideas with women they'd otherwise never meet. The National Women's Bicycling Summit will build on that success and move the conversation forward with a longer, expanded format.
The National Women's Bicycling Summit
This half-day event will be hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and APBP, in partnership with Women on Bikes SoCal and Pro Walk Pro Bike. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for everyday bicyclists and bicycle professionals to network, share best practices and develop action steps to close the gender gap. It will feature targeted break-out sessions and facilitated discussions that allow us to delve deeper into specific areas. It will showcase the successes of female leaders in our movement with a keynote address and plenary discussion. It will bridge the worlds of style and advocacy with the Cycle Chic Fashion Show and give participants the chance to network at a post-show after party. Most importantly, the National Women's Bicycilng Summit will be a venue for us to put our helmets together and create a bike future where women don't account for just 24 percent of bike trips but are equally represented on the streets and in the movement.