This year's keynote speaker is Sarai Snyder, founder of the women's cycling blog Girl Bike Love and the global CycloFemme ride. The goal of both of these efforts is to grow and empower the future of women in the sport of cycling. Sarai also sits on the Women Bike Advisory Board for the League of American Bicyclists.
In addition to this year's keynote address, the Summit will host two roundtable discussions featuring leaders from UDOT, UTA, WFRC, MAG, as well as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell and Provo Mayor John Curtis.
The afternoon agenda is packed with breakout sessions addressing a variety of Bike Friendly advocacy topics and a post-summit reception closes out the day's activities at Contender Bicycles.
To highlight some of the cycling opportunities that can be developed through community and interagency cooperation, a group ride is planned the next day following the Summit on the Murdock Canal Trail. The ride will depart from the Orem FrontRunner Station (1350 W. 900 S.) at 10:05 a.m.
"We invite anyone and everyone, cyclists and those interested in how cycling can be integrated into Utah's transportation infrastructure, to attend this year's Bike Summit," said Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah. "After attending, we hope attendees will be inspired and return home with information and new skills to work with their friends, co-workers, families and local government officials in supporting Utah-based cycling programs, events and outreach activities."
For more information, visit www.utahbikes.org.