Marian University is sponsoring the inaugural Indiana Bicycle Summit on Saturday, October 17, at the Indiana Government Center in downtown Indianapolis. The event kicks off with a morning ride from 9 a.m.-noon followed by lunch and the summit from 1-5:30 p.m. The summit offers workshops, clinics, and keynote speakers on bicycling related issues. The summit is divided into three tracks: planners, advocates, and enthusiasts. There will be no charge for morning activities. Admission for the summit is $30 with a $5 discount to Bicycle Indiana members. Registration
is available online.
Track 1: Planners
• Bike Lanes: the Devil is the Details
Kent Anderson explains the steps taken to install bike lanes in Indiana and some of the speed bumps they face along the way.
• Safe Routes to School
Michael O’Loughlin shares some tips and pointers for selecting a safe route to school.
• Bike Facilities in Indiana – What is the Next Trend?
Pete Fritz and Shane Burkhardt will take a look at the bicycle facilities in Indiana and their future.
Track 2: Advocates
• Greenways/Trail Panel Discussion on Advocacy and Economic Impact
Ron Carter and Paul Arlinghaus will lead a panel discussion on advocacy and the economic impact of greenways and trails today.
• Complete Streets for Indiana Legislative Update
Kim Irwin will give an update on Indiana legislation and what still needs to be done to make Indiana’s streets bicycle friendly.
• Bicycle Friendly Initiatives
Raymond Hess and Jeff Peel will lead a panel discussion on bicycle friendly initiatives.
Track 3: Enthusiasts
• Bike Fitting
Learn about proper bike fit at this clinic with Jeff Frame.
• Traffic Skills 101 – How to Promote Bicycle Safety in Your Community
Learn how to promote bicycle safety in your community with these basic skills.
• How to Get the Most from Your Ride
Marian University cycling coach Dean Peterson gives an in-depth look at how to maximize your fitness level during your ride.