This summit is for anyone interested in making cycling safer and more common in South Central Pennsylvania. This includes municipal planners, tourism promoters, health advocates, on and off-road riders, bike club members, bike shop representatives, bicycle advocates, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about inexpensive solutions for making your community, town or university more bike friendly.
This year BSCPA is offering a 2 day program, for the convenience of professionals in the field as well as volunteer advocates. Choose one day or both days! We are pleased to be holding the event at Marketview Arts, York College's hub for culture and creativity in downtown York.
The BSCPA Summit will bring together people involved in all aspects of planning and bicycling in order to explore ways we can work together to make bicycling safer and more popular. We'll be learning about how to make small changes that produce big results, planning educational programs designed to teach both bike riders and drivers how to safely coexist on the roads, hearing about funding sources for bicycle infrastructure and trails, and much more. We'll also get updates on the progress of the PA Interscholastic Mountain Bike League, changes in the routing of Bike Route J, new trails planned to connect with existing trails, and have an opportunity to talk face to face with the PennDOT Statewide Bike Coordinator and staff from PennDOT District 8.
The summit features important local, state and national presenters including Roy Gothie, PennDOT's Statewide Bike/Ped Coordinator, Sarah Clark Stewart, Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products, Brenda Buescher, Health Promotion Specialist from Lancaster General Health, Rich Farr, Executive Director of Rabbit Transit, Dave Reed from Zagster Bike Share, and Cecily Zhu, Alternative Transportation Services Program Director for Penn State University, plus a host of other local experts. The complete list of speakers will be posted at www.bicyclesouthcentralpa.org soon.
Of course there will also be opportunities to network with people running successful programs and share information about what's happening in the region. An optional bike ride around the York Heritage Rail Trail will be offered at the end of sessions each day. Zagster Bike Share is available.
Only $15 per person, which includes lunch. The registration deadline is March 16. After that, registration is $20. The agenda, Eventbrite online registration link and registration form can be found at www.bicyclesouthcentralpa.org.
The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in the second annual Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride on Sunday May 27th. A variety of routes from 25 to 104 miles will begin at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center velodrome and follow scenic roads to the beautiful Hawk Valley. One hundred percent of net proceeds will be divided between two of our favorite cycling charities: Community Bike Works and World Bicycle Relief. Additional cycling opportunities will be offered on May 25th, 26th and 28th.
Visit http://tinyurl.com/lwa-vvv-details for details and links to registration. 7:00 am start/$45-$55