BikeWalkKC Announces the Schedule for the KC Women's Bike Summit

The summit on May 10 will focus on what the community can do to get more women on bicycles.

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'We're very excited for all the sessions we have planned for the day, and there really is something for everyone — from the seasoned cyclist to the timid beginner,' says Marketing and Communications Director Sarah Shipley.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2014

BikeWalkKC, the region’s cycling and pedestrian advocacy group, is hosting the KC Women's Bike Summit on May 10 to empower more women to ride bicycles.

The day’s events will include speakers, workshops, panels, hands-on clinics, and more to raise awareness about cycling among women and discuss strategies of how to get more local women on bicycles.

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
Wake Up With Yoga for Cyclists: Led by Lululemon Ambassador Sharon Prothe

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Session, Breakfast
Why the Summit: Our Stories

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions Choose 1 of 3
Workshop: Bike Fit
Panel: Why Women Don’t Ride
Discussion: Mountain Biking 101

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Break-Out Sessions Choose 1 of 3
Workshop: How to Carry Stuff/Bike Touring
Discussion: Biking with Kids: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Presented by Columbia, Mo. Bike Advocate Gina Overshiner
Presentation: Guaranteed Ride Home Sponsored by MARC

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Bike Pop-Up Shop: Meet the Sponsors and Vendors

12 – 1 p.m.
Lunch, Table Discussion
Lunch session: Bike Evolution of a Female Engineer Presented by Sherri McIntyre, Director of KCMO Public Works

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions Choose 1 of 3
Workshop: Creating Bike Culture
Workshop: Riding with Groups 101
Presentation: Single with Kids: Finding the Time

2:15 – 3 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions Choose 1 of 3
Workshop: Mechanics 101: Hands on Session
Discussion: How to Deal With Crashes, Road Rash, and Minor Injuries
Presentation: STARS, Sisters That Are Riding Strong Presented by Denesha Snell

3 – 4 p.m.
Closing Session

4:30 p.m.
Bike Tide to Happy Hour
Become a Sponsor

BikeWalkKC has a great group of businesses and organizations already lined up as sponsors for this year’s summit, including Velo +, US Bank, Timbuk2, Paceline Products, KC Life, Port Authority of KC, Women's Multi-Sport, Road Groups, Shipley Communications, SPIN! Pizza, Women's Adventure Magazine, Vitality Chiropractic, and Boneshaker Magazine. There's still time to become a sponsor and help BikeWalkKC get more women on bikes. Contact BikeWalkKC if you would like to be a sponsor by e-mailing sarah.shipley(at)bikewalkkc(dot)org.

"We're very excited for all the sessions we have planned for the day, and there really is something for everyone — from the seasoned cyclist to the timid beginner," says Marketing and Communications Director Sarah Shipley.

The first 200 individuals to register and donate at least $25 will receive a complimentary, custom Timbuk2 bag. The Kauffman Foundation has generously agreed to host the summit at its center at 48th and Rockhill Road. Although walk-up registrations are allowed, no money is allowed to exchange hands on the premises, due to the Kauffman’s policies. Therefore, those wishing to donate, have to do so by May 9.


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