Young people from all over the country are heading to Seattle this weekend to talk bikes. The annual Youth Bike Summit has been held in New York City for the past four years, so Seattle is the second-ever host city for the summit.
Bike Works has been working hard as hosts of the three-day event, all of which will take place around Columbia City.
Most of the workshops and panels are led by young people, and the lineup includes sections on leadership, advocacy, business, social justice and more.
Yours truly will be on one panel (Bik’innovation) and will moderate another (The People’s Bikes – How bike share systems can work for everyone) Saturday, and I can’t wait to hear great ideas from a bunch of young people who are clearly much cooler than I was.
You can check out the full schedule online. Interested in attending? Register online. It costs $35 for people under 25, $65 for everyone else.
Here’s a good video from StreetFilms about the 2012 Youth Bike Summit:
If you aren’t registered or want to skip out a little early on the Friday welcome dinner, independent publishing ultra-mega-behemoths Elly Blue and Joe Biel (they’ll probably love I called them that) will be up at G&O Family Cyclery in Greenwood at 8 p.m. Details:
Groundswell: How People are Taking Back Their Communities by Bike
Portlanders Joe Biel and Elly Blue will show a series of short movies about people-powered, grassroots bicycle movements and talk about the diverse and growing bicycle revolution worldwide. You’ve heard about city planners, bike advocacy leaders, and cycling mayors—come see the other side of the coin and find out what people like you are doing to take back our streets.
$5-10, sliding scale