KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY:
Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
& Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador
Join us for Recycle-A-Bicycle's third annual Youth Bike Summit! This three-day event is geared toward youth, bikes education, and advocacy. Whether you're a student, educator, or advocate, there is much to be learned though this dynamic, inter-generational exchange. This national conference offers a Keynote presentation, 15 engaging workshops, hands-on activities, a thought-provoking visioning session with youth and adults working in communities near and far. By creating a space where ideas from bicyclists of all ages can be heard, we seek to create a more inclusive national dialogue that addresses the issues, rights, and concerns of all bicyclists. See you at the Youth Bike Summit!
Learn more about the Youth Bike Summit in this video by Streetfilms.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2013
Friday February 15
9:30am-5:00pm - The New School’s Symposium, featuring a conversation w/ Enrique Penalosa; 5th Avenue Bike Station Town Hall Event; showcase of URBAN Bike projects by students of The New School; and a NYC Department of Transportation Helmet Fitting. FOR MORE INFO: http://urbanbike.parsons.edu/YBS2013/#summit-schedule
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Youth Bike Summit - Welcome / Registration / Organic Orchestra
Saturday February 16
8:30am - 10:00am - Breakfast & Keynote Introduction
Enrique Penalosa, Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
Devlynn Chen, Local Spokes Youth Ambassador
10:15am - Youth Bike Summit Procession w/ Rude Mechanical Orchestra
11:00am - 12:15pm - Workshop Session I
Got Teen Cycling? - Bike New York, I Challenge Myself, Midwood High School
Theories of Social Change - Bikes Not Bombs
Unusual Suspects - Biking Public Project, Milwaukee Bike Works, WE Bike, Planet Bike
Getting Around: How Transportation Shapes the City - NYC Department of Transportation, Museum of the City of NY
Get Creative with Cycle Craft - Recycle-A-Bicycle
12:15pm - 1:45pm -Lunch / Tabling / Political Action Center
2:00pm - 3:15pm -Workshop Session II
Improving Your Neighborhood Through Biking - Local Spokes
Safe Routes to School 101 - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Creating Safe Space - Girls Bike Club, West Town Bikes, Ali Forney Center
Get a Job! - Bicycle Habitat, League of American Bicyclists, Eleanor's, Recycle-A-Bicycle
Open Space: How to Implement Vision - BikeWorks
Engaging Not-Yet Cyclists: DIY Tool Roll - WE Bike
3:30pm - 4:15pm - Workshop Session III
How to Install Bike Racks Near Your School - International High School at LaGuardia Community College
Youth In Governance - BikeWorks
Biking in the Great Outdoors - Spoke'n Revolutions
Wheels of Fortune: Economic Opportunity for Youth Through Bicycling - West Town Bikes
4:30pm - 6:00pm - Bike Shorts + Presentation: Hip-Hop vs. Rap
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Pizza Party / Networking
Sunday February 17
10:00am - 2:00pm - Brunch / Open Space Technology Visioning Workshop
HISTORY: In March 2010, Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) attended the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit with two high school interns who had completed a comprehensive job training program and Earn-A-Bike program at RAB. Both participants learned they loved bicycles and expressed an interest in learning more about how bicycling fits into policy, the environment, social entrepreneurship, and community-building. Traveling to Washington DC for the first time, the 17 year old participants explored the nation's capital by bike, attended the conference, and lobbied elected officials. As we debriefed on the bus ride home, we discussed the importance of engaging youth in the national dialogue of cycling education and advocacy. As a result, the idea of the Youth Bike Summit came into being. Both young advocates were active participants in the planning of the conference in 2011.
LODGING: Hostelling International NY is offering a discounted rate of $38/night to all Youth Bike Summit attendees. Promotion code is YBS2013. More information can be found here.
2013 SPONSORS: Planet Bike, Bike New York, Specialized, SRAM, Cycling Sports Group, League of American Bicyclists, Transportation Alternatives, Alliance for Biking & Walking, New York Cycle Club, Cascade Bicycle Club, Bicycle Habitat, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Rolling Orange, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, Bicycle Times, Momentum Magazine, Hostelling International, Greening Western Queens Fund of the North Star Fund and The New School.
2013 STEERING COMMITTEE: Bike Works in Seattle, Bikes Not Bombs in Boston, Neighborhood Bike Works in Philadelphia, Cycles for Change in St. Paul, West Town Bikes in Chicago, and Recycle-A-Bicycle in New York City.
When & Where
Recycle-A-Bicycle utilizes the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth of New York City and beyond. RAB is a community-based bike shop and 501(c)3 non-profit organization.