Minnesota Bike Summit [Updated with Registration Link]

The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is working hard to improve the cycling condition in Minnesota, you should help too.  Next month (February 28th) the Bicycle Alliance is hosting the First Annual Minnesota Bike Summit on Capitol Hill in Saint Paul. This falls about a week and a half before representatives from Minnesota travel to Washington D.C. for the National Bike Summit, so it will be a good opportunity to get the Minnesota delegation fired up for their trip.

Guest speakers include; Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede.

While it is being called the “First Annual” a quick spin through Google will tell you that there was also an event in 2008, but we hope that this one is the first of many consecutive years. Bicycle Alliance MN is yet to put up any registration or scheduling information but now that they are back to full strength we expect details to be coming shortly.

Update 1/14/2011 – Bicycle Alliance MN has updated their website with registration information, here you go.

From their website;

SAVE THE DATE!

February 28, 2011 marks the first annual Minnesota Bike Summit on Capitol Hill. WE NEED BICYCLE ADVOCATES FROM THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA to join us on this important day! The event will focus on educating the new administration and legislative leaders about the impact bicycling has on the health of individuals, communities, the environment and the economy.

The event will include educational seminars in the morning that will explore bike related legislative issues and help us to learn more about the state agencies that impact bicycling programs and facilities. We will also talk about growing the number of statewide Bicycle Friendly Communities and Businesses. To that end, we are excited to announce two of our guest speakers, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede. Minneapolis and Rochester are the first two cities in Minnesota to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as Bicycle Friendly Communities. Lunch will be provided before the assembly marches to the Minnesota State Capitol to meet with legislators, rally for our cause and view industry displays in the rotunda.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. Specific event details about travel scholarships, lodging and registration information will be coming soon.

Thank You to Quality Bicycle Products, Bloomington, MN for sponsoring the 2011 Minnesota Bike Summit.

Thanks to our members and all of our supporters, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota will continue to pursue a vision of making bicycling a safe, easy, fun and cool choice for everyone.

Celebrate Cycling!

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