Registration is now open for the Miami Valley Cycling Summit hosted by Bike Miami Valley and the City of Dayton. This free, regional event will be held in person on May 19th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the downtown branch of the Dayton Metro Library. The event welcomes elected officials, government staff, local leaders and cycling advocates to participate. Registration is open at www.CyclingSummit.com.
A keynote by former Dayton local, and founder of the Miami Valley Cycling Summit, Andy Williamson is sure to inspire. Today, Andy supports West Virginia’s efforts to attract and retain talent and build a stronger, more vibrant outdoor economy and communities through his role as the Director of Outdoor Community Development at the Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative. In his keynote, Andy will detail why outdoor recreation infrastructure and trails are the key foundational element to building a vibrant, active, healthy community, resilient economy, and quality visitor experience.
The MVCS aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities, both large and small, throughout the Miami Valley region. This year’s theme is “Cycling Builds Community.” Content experts will detail how cycling can improve the transportation, health, and economic vitality of the Miami Valley. Sessions will occur following the morning keynote and will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to: a regional bikeways update, a bike tour of cycling infrastructure, equity in engineering, and a review of new bike parks.
The Miami Valley Cycling Summit begins with the Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast at RiverScape MetroPark (7-9am) before the formal program begins at 9am at the Dayton Metro Library’s Eichelberger Forum. Registration includes lunch, breakout sessions, and a post-reception.
Go to www.cyclingsummit.com for details about the event and all it has to offer.