Don’t Miss the Early Bird Deadline for 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit
Release Date: Sep 10, 2013
Bicycling can promote and support local economies, tourism, the environment, and health improvement. At the September 30-October 1, 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit, speakers from national organizations and throughout the state will provide tips and strategies for getting more people on bikes more often.
Alison Dewey, program manager for the Bicycle Friendly program at the League of American Bicyclists, will talk about how the program helps communities and businesses increase their economic and health benefits and will give tips on achieving this designation.
A panel of health professionals from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Health Partners and OptumHealth will talk about their role in promoting bicycling to improve health and more importantly, why health organizations are supporting these initiatives.
A variety of topics will be offered in breakout sessions and in an afternoon “speed session” to help you target your specific learning needs. Sessions include “Expanding Your Market for Bicyclists,” discussing how to reach out to populations you may not have considered before, and “Creating Connections in Your Community” with examples from Lake City and the Arrowhead region that have made successful connections between biking options in their areas.
Early registration for the full conference is only $100 until September 20, with special rates for additional attendees from the same organization and one-day registration options. Cragun’s Conference Center will be the location of the day two sessions and are offering a special rate of $70 for accommodations on Monday night. More information on lodging and a reservation form for Cragun’s is available at www.exploreminnesota.com/2013PedalMNSummit.