Thursday, February 03, 2011

New Location and More Space for Biking The Suburbs Conference

If you are a cyclist who lives or works in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery or Bucks counties and wants to become more involved in advocating for improved roads and other facilities that accommodate bicyclists, this conference is for you!

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is sponsoring a one day conference on Saturday, February 12th for cyclists to learn more about how to make biking better in the suburbs of Philadelphia. This conference (9am to 3:30pm) will be held at the Montgomery County Fire Academy in Conshohocken. State Representative Greg Vitale (Delco) and Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel will welcome attendees and make the keynote speech, respectively.

The conference will feature sessions with county planners from each of the four counties and issue briefings on topics ranging from chip and tar, the future of the region's trail network to the National Bike Summit. The agenda is here. This conference is being generously sponsored by the William Penn Foundation and the Central Bucks Cycling Club. A full agenda is here.

We changed the meeting location to accommodate the large number of people who initially responded.
There is plenty of room now!

The Montgomery County Fire Academy is near the Schuylkill River Trail and valet bike parking will be available. Transit riders should get off at the Norristown stop and shuttle service will be provided.   If traveling by car, turn onto Conshohocken Road from Ridge Pike, i.e. don't take Conshohocken Road from Conshohocken; the bridge is out.

Lunch will be provided for a donation of $10. Please sign up today!

If you already signed up previously, please sign up one more time to help us know your county of residence and lunch choice.