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Marian University Sponsors Inaugural Bicycle Summit - 9/10/2009

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.

Additional information is available on Bicycle Indiana’s web site, or contact Nancy Tibbett at or 317.466.9701.