Friday, May 9, 2014

Arkansas Bike/Walk Summit- May 9 thru 11

Another "bike-centric" weekend is in store for central Arkansas! In conjunction with the summit,  the Old State House Museum will open the free exhibit "Different Spokes", about bicycling in Arkansas.

Follow the link in the press release below for more information.

I'm going to save myself some typing and copy the press release from Judy Watts at Metroplan:
Arkansas bike/Walk summit announces may 9-10 date
First ever statewide summit to take place at Old State House Museum 
LITTLE ROCK, ARK., May 6, 2014 — Bike/Walk Arkansas is pleased to announce the first ever statewide Bike/Walk Summit scheduled for May 9 – 11th at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. Cycling and pedestrian issues will be discussed as well as strategies to improve both modes of transportation and recreational activities across the entire state. Keynote speaker Andy Clarke from the League of American Bicyclists will be present to address the attendees on improving the bicycle and pedestrian friendliness of Arkansas.

The summit kicks off Friday night, May 9th with the opening reception of the “Different Spokes” cycling exhibit where attendees need to rsvp for free at  On Saturday, May 10th the summit includes guest speakers, six breakout sessions will be available for participants to choose from. Breakout session topics include:
·       Making Our Communities More Walkable and Livable
·       Trail Funding Sources and Grant Opportunities
·       Bike Education for Youth
·       Trail Building, Maintenance, Advocacy Groups, and Land Managers
·       Creating a Bike Community for Everyone
·       Promoting Trails for Economic Growth and Tourism

Following the breakout sessions and closing presentations, attendees are invited to participate in an organized run, ride, or walk followed by a summit party on the Old State House lawn. The cost to attend the Saturday summit is $25 that includes lunch on Saturday and a one-year membership to Bike/Walk Arkansas.  The summit concludes with a free bike ride on Sunday, May 11th celebrating Mother’s Day and details can be found on the Central Arkansas Cyclofemme Facebook page at
To register and read more about the summit, visit
Bike/Walk Arkansas was founded in 2012 with the goal to lead efforts for passage of the majority of bike and pedestrian legislation around the state. Bike/Walk Arkansas wants to grow use of roads, trails, and sidewalks statewide and to create complete, safe and healthy streets by working for investment in a balanced transportation system, providing education, developing more inclusive communities for cycling and walking, building a coalition of organizations, promoting bike tourism and travel, and seeking to make bicycling accessible to everyone.

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