Columbia Bike Summit 2015

Columbia Bike Summit LogoThe Columbia Bike Summit will create a hub for all Columbians to come together to celebrate bicycling, discuss current issues relevant to biking in Columbia, and build a stronger biking community.

Event Details:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9am – 5pm

The Broadway

1111 E. Broadway, Downtown Columbia

Day-of registration will be available at The Broadway.

 

Presented by Accounting CycleAccounting Cycle logo

 

Schedule:

8-9am Check-in & Breakfast

Sponsored by Flat Branch Home Loans

9am Welcome

9:30am Opening Keynote
Carrie Gartner – Economic, Business, and Community Benefits of Bikeability

We usually think about bikes as they relate to quality of life but we need to start thinking about them as an economic generator for a city. Learn about the economic impact of cycling and hear how some cities are becoming bike-friendly as a way to jumpstart their local economy.

10:45am Breakout sessions

Columbia Bike Trails and Infrastructure Update – Hinkson Room

Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Ted Curtis, Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator will give an update on where we are and what’s to come for Columbia’s trail network and bicycle infrastructure.

Rights, Responsibilities, and Best Practices on a Bike – Grindstone Room

Join Gina Overshiner, League Cycling Instructor, as she reviews your rights and responsibilities while riding a bike as a vehicle on the road. Gina will also discuss best practices for being predictable in traffic and communicating to drivers. Whether you’re just starting to ride on the road or consider yourself an old veteran, this brief “Biker’s Ed” will leave you biking away with newfound knowledge and confidence.

12pm Lunch

Sponsored Aria Luxury Apartments

12:15pm Lunch Keynote
Darwin Hindman & Ian Thomas — Elected Officials and Advocates: How to Partner for Better Bikeability

Many of us enjoy the great bikeability of Columbia but may not know how it came about. Darwin and Ian will walk us through how the Katy Trail, MKT Trail, and our Complete Streets policy came about through the hard work of both elected officials and advocates. Through the lessons learned from past efforts we can apply what we know to future efforts, such as Vision Zero, to continue to improve the bikeability of Columbia.

1:45pm Breakout sessions

Columbia Bike Trails and Infrastructure Update – Hinkson Room

Mike Griggs, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Ted Curtis, Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator will give an update on where we are and what’s to come for Columbia’s trail network and bicycle infrastructure.

Bike Clubs in Columbia, a Panel Discussion – Grindstone Room

What bike clubs are in Columbia? What are they all about? What’s the personality of each? If you find one that looks right for you, how do you join? Find out from representatives from Columbia Multisport Club, Columbia Bike Club, Big Tree Cycling, & Walt’s/Logboat.

3:00pm Breakout sessions

Women Biking: Understanding the Gender Gap and How to Improve It – Hinkson Room

Women account for only 1/4 of bicycle trips in the U.S. Why is there such a gender gap? Do women feel less confident on the road? Struggle with the logistics of transporting children? Is it that unflattering Spandex and helmet hair? Hear from Abby St. George, Misty Brawner, Jill Mackey and Gina Overshiner as they discuss their experiences as women who bike. We will generate potential solutions to making cycling more appealing to women of all ages.

Bike Shops in Columbia, a Panel Discussion – Grindstone Room

Come learn about the back-stories of Walt’s Bike Shop, CycleXtreme and Klunk! Bicycles & Repair, what they specialize in, and the benefits of buying from a local bike shop.

4:15pm Closing remarks
Beer service provided by New Belgium Brewing

5pm Dismissal

6pm After Party at Gunter Hans

First 25 people to mention they attended the Columbia Bike Summit get a free New Belgium globe glass!

Gunter Hans is also offering a free bretzel with every liter of beer.

Registration: $45 per person
Includes breakfast, lunch and beer service

 

PedNet Assistant Director Lawrence Simonson talks to James Mouser about the Columbia Bike Summit.

 

Presenting Sponsor

Accounting Cycle logo

Breakfast Sponsor

Scott Batt, Senior Mortgage Banker, NMLS ID: 254754

Flat Branch Home Loans logo with tree

Lunch Sponsor

Aria Luxury Apartments logo

Beer Sponsor

New Belgium logo

Bike Shop Sponsors

CycleXtreme logo  Walt's logo Klunk Bicycles logo with bike chain ring

Media Sponsor

KFRU Clear Logo

Packet Sponsors

Ridgeway Home Improvement tree logo Roots N Blues N BBQ guitar pick logo

After Party Sponsor

Gunter Hans logo of pretzel wearing crown

Boy and woman riding bikes