2015-summit-logo-125xColorado Bicycle Summit 2015:

Connecting Communities

February 9-10 | Denver, Colorado

This two-day program is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to the state legislature and set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado.

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Summit Overview

  • Learn best practices for making change happen at the city, county and state levels
  • Keynote speaker, plenary presentations and breakout sessions
  • Learn about bicycle-related issues for the 2015 Colorado Legislative Session
  • Network with bicyclists of all flavors at the Summit Happy Hour
  • Spend the morning at the State Capitol, with access to state legislators

Who Attends

  • Bicycling advocates and industry leaders
  • On- and off-road recreational cyclists and commuters
  • Elected officials and agency staff
  • Anyone who wants to learn about making bicycling better in our state

Keynote Speaker: Gabe Klein

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We are excited to announce Gabe Klein as our 2015 keynote speaker.
A visionary in the U.S. transportation scene, Gabe has played a key role
in the multimodal transformation of several American cities. In addition
to previously serving as director of the Chicago and Washington DC departments of transportation, Gabe also played a key role in the expansion of the game-changing entities Zipcar, Capital Bikeshare in DC and Divvy bike share in Chicago.

 

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Agenda

Monday, February 9 | Embassy Suites Hotel, 1420 Stout Street, Denver

9:45-10:45 Registration and Networking
10:45-1:15 Keynote Speakers and Lunch

  • Gabe Klein, former Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation and Director of the District of Columbia DOT
  • Governor John Hickenlooper (Invited)
1:15-1:45 Connecting with Colorado’s Leaders
1:45-2:15 Plenary Presentation

  • Kelly Brough, President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:35 Breakout Session One

  • Walk and Wheel – Moving Communities Forward
  • Forum on Women and Bicycling
  • Using Social Media to Advance Your Cause
3:35-3:55 Networking Break
3:55-5:00 Breakout Session Two

  • Accelerating Change Through Pilot Projects
    (protected bike lanes, etc.)
  • Safe Routes to School – Lasting and Local
  • Making the Case – Walking and Biking Mean Business
5:00-6:30 Bicycle Summit Happy Hour and Expo
(for registered summit attendees only)

Tuesday, February 10 | Capitol Building, 200 East Colfax, Denver

7:45 Meet at Embassy Suites Hotel (optional)
7:45-8:15 B-Cycle to Capitol Building (optional)
8:15-8:30 Arrive at Capitol
8:15-10:30 Networking, Breakfast/Coffee and Meet with Representatives
Location & Hotel Accommodations

Monday’s program will take place at the Embassy Suites hotel, conveniently located near light rail, buses and B-cycle stations. Embassy Suites is the only LEED-Certified hotel in downtown Denver. Book your room by January 9 to receive the discounted rate of $149/night. Click here to reserve under the group name CBS (Colorado Bicycle Summit).

Tuesday’s lobby day will take place at the Capitol, with an optional Denver B-cycle ride from the hotel.

What Attendees Say

What attendees say about the Colorado Bicycle Summit

Must-Go Event

“No organization in Colorado brings such a diverse set of cycling people together for 2 days of learning and sharing. It should be your annual ‘Must go’ event!”

~Kris Thompson, Founder, 303cycling.com

Valuable Meeting of the Minds

“The Colorado Bicycle Summit is a valuable meeting of the minds for the Colorado cycling community. They are mindful to include road and MTB aspects, and are mindful of the state’s regional pockets and interests.”

~Jen Taylor, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, and Mountain Khakis

Who’s Who of the Cycling World

“It was like being surrounded by the who’s who in the cycling world. It gave us (the little club) a feel of what it would be like to achieve greatness. The potential to grow and impact the communities which we live in was inspiring.”

~Summit attendee

 

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For more information about the 2015 Colorado Bicycle Summit, including sponsorships:
Amy Morfas, Bicycle Colorado Deputy Director | amy@bicyclecolorado.org | 303-417-1544 x15

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