On Thursday, February 26, 2015, bicycle advocates and enthusiasts from throughout the state will once again gather in Saint Paul for the fifth annual Bike Summit on Capitol Hill to help Minnesota set the pace for the rest of the nation.
YOUR PRESENCE IS NECESSARY to educate our elected leaders—many of whom are new—on Minnesota bicycling issues and needs, and ensure they know that their constituents want them to make bicycling a safer and more convenient choice throughout the state.
Advocating for bicyclists is one of BikeMN’s most important goals. BikeMN focuses on bicycling related issues of statewide or regional significance—and partners with local and national organizations on other issues that impact bicycling. (Here is our 2015 Legislative Agenda.) The best ways to get involved are to join BikeMN, and to let your local and state officials know about the importance of bicycling to you and your community.*
TENTATIVE SUMMIT SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m. – Registration, networking, and continental breakfast at Christ Lutheran Church
10:00 a.m. – Morning sessions and speakers**
Noon – Lunch provided by Golden’s Deli (included in the registration fee). Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Meet with legislators to discuss the BikeMN Legislative Agenda
BikeMN will schedule appointments for attendees to meet with their legislators. Morning sessions will include training and coaching on talking with your legislators. Appointment times with specific legislators will be posted the morning of the Bike Summit to assist you in mapping your day. Please plan to attend a meeting with your legislator even if you are not able to attend the full Summit.
Support our 2015 legislative agenda in style! Choose either a member or non-member premium ticket (see list above) and receive this sharp BikeMN zip-up jacket when you check in at the Bike Summit: