Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Previewing Next Week's National Women's Bicycling Forum

The National Bike Summit is happening next week, and we will be down in Washington DC to talk bicycling with legislators and advocates from across the country.

One component of the Summit we're particularly excited about is the National Women's Bicycling Forum. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists, this year focuses on women's role in the business of bicycling.

The Forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on March 4 at the Renaissance Washington hotel (999 9th St NW, Washington, D.C.).

A very limited number of $85 tickets remain available. Tickets include lunch. Click here to register and click here for the program and schedule.

Highlights include keynote addresses from:
  • Georgena Terry: founder of Terry Precision Cycles, the first brand of bicycles built specifically for women;
  • Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL): helicopter pilot, Purple Heart recipient, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and hand-crank bicyclist;
  • Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan: New York City Commissioner of Transportation and architect of NYC's dramatic rise in bicycling.
With a theme of "Women Mean Business," this event will provide special focus on industry leaders, entrepreneurs and the economic impact of female bicyclists. According to the 2012 American Bicyclist Survey, women represent a critical majority for the future of the bicycle movement: 60 percent of bicycle owners aged 18- to 27-years-old are women. In 2012 alone, women reported that they planned to spend nearly $2 billion on bike products.

Three Bicycle Coalition staffers (Diana, Katie, and Susan) will be attending. Will we see you there?

Update: they are no longer providing childcare at the event.