Three Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the National Youth Bike Summit

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The Youth Bike Summit brings a three-day conference thriving in the varied intersections of youth, bikes, education, advocacy, and leadership to your backyard. We encourage you get rolling and sign up today!

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Clear your schedules. The 2017 Youth Bike Summit is rolling into town this October 6-8! Hundreds of attendees from around the country will converge in Arlington to explore how bicycling can be a catalyst for positive social change.

The three-day conference thrives in the varied intersections of youth, bikes, education, advocacy, and leadership. Each year, people of varying ages, disciplines, and backgrounds gather together to learn, share, network, and discover the power of the bicycle. And this year, it’s in our backyard.

Why participate? Here are our top three reasons to register for the Youth Bike Summit today.

The Sessions

Image of speaker at Youth Bike SummitFrom knowledge-sharing keynote speakers to hands-on workshops and panel presentations—many led by youth, you can explore the amazing depth of what biking means for youth, families, communities, and our planet.

There are a ton of excellent sessions, but a few that have us curious include:

  • Decriminalizing Youth on Bikes – BYKE Collective (MD)
  • Ride Hard, Have Fun & Don’t Be a Jerk: The Importance of Team Culture in Cycling – District Taco Racing and Phoenix Bikes (VA)
  • Bikes as Business: Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Vision – Arlington Chamber of Commerce & local entrepreneurs on wheels (DC & VA)

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Unique Opportunity for Connections

Looking to connect with local thought, or ready to soak up new ideas from national organizations? The people you meet are always the best part of any conference. And, the Youth Bike Summit is no different. Well, maybe a little different. The Youth Bike Summit has some excellent opportunities for socializing, including a drop-in Make Space, an engaging selection of Saturday evening adventures, AND a giant bike ride!

The Bike Ride!

That’s right—it’s not just talking about bikes! You get to join hundreds of your new friends on a signature bike ride. Building community on two wheels is 100% our jam, so this is an excellent way to cap off the weekend.

Be sure to score your registration now and we’ll see you there!


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