Gary Fisher, Mountain Biking Legend, Headlining 2015 Utah Bike Summit

Bicycling in UtahBy Phil Sarnoff

PROVO, UTAH – On April 10th, Bike Utah will host the seventh annual Utah Bike Summit in Provo on April 10, 2015. The Bike Summit will bring together citizens, riders, bicycle advocates, government officials, tourism and health representatives, and Utah’s bike brands to discuss, plan, and promote efforts to make Utah the most bike-friendly state in the country. The 2015 Utah Bike Summit will take place at the Provo Library at Academy Square and is open to the public, regardless of where, how, and why you ride.

This year’s keynote speaker is Gary Fisher, Founding Father of the Mountain Bike. Gary is a dedicated bicycle advocate and responsible for laying the early foundations for mountain biking. He is credited with developing some of the greatest innovations, including drum brakes, triple chainrings, motorcycle-style brake levers and 29-inch wheels. Gary is a longtime bicycle advocate and works to inspire people to get out and ride.

2015 Utah Bike Summit sessions:

UDOT Update – Carlos Braceras, UDOT Director

Improving Active Transportation Equity

Bicycling Mythbusters

Building a Multi-Use Bike Path Network

eBikes in Utah and How they Increase Ridership

Planning for Bicycles in Communities and on University Campuses

Expanding Transit Networks Through First/Last Mile Strategies

Promoting On-Road Bicycle Safety

Salt Lake County Cycling Ecosystem

A post-summit reception closes out the day’s activities at The Underground Social Hall.

More information about the Utah Bike Summit and how to register can be found at www.bikeutah.org/2015summit.

Questions about Bike Utah or the Utah Bike Summit can be directed to Phil Sarnoff, Bike Utah Executive Director, 801.440.3729, [email protected]

 

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