2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit
Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cuyuna Country Recreation Area/Cragun's Resort, Brainerd
2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit - "Creating Connections" a Big Success!
With the theme "Creating Connections" many connections were made at the 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit as about 200 people attended the September 30 - October 1 event with almost 100 participating in the experiential learning sessions on Monday. Participants learned while they mountain biked at Cuyuna Country Recreation Area, on the Cuyuna Lakes & Mississippi River Trail road ride, or on an economic development van tour.
National speakers Mike Van Abel, Executive Director of the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Alison Dewey, Bicycle Friendly Program Manager for the League of American Bicyclists shared statistics on why bicycling benefits communities and individuals in a variety of ways. Health professionals from Blue Cross/Blue Shield MN, Health Partners and OptumHealth also talked about the health and economic benefits for businesses that encourage healthy lifestyles including biking. Breakout Sessions discussed becoming Bicycle Friendly, promoting bicycling to new populations, and creating events and much more.
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota, and the National Park Service.
Click here for a 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit agenda.
Click here for a copy of the 2013 PedalMN Bicycle Summit brochure.
Resource Materials from the Summit and many of the speaker presentations are posted below. More presentations will be posted as they are received so check back often. Please note that not all speakers created a PowerPoint presentation. Contact Gayle Junnila, 651 757-1852 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Bike Summit Speaker Presentations
PedalMN Bicycle Summit
September 30 - October 1, 2013
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
|Experiential sessions - no presentations|
Dinner - "Making the IMBA Connection"
Mike Van Abel, International Mountain Bicycling Association
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Opening Keynote - "Creating Connections - Creating Bike Friendly Communities"
Alison Dewey, League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Program Manager -Presentation pdf
|10:30 a.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|Expanding Your Market for Bicyclists - "It's Not All About Lycra " - Part One|
|Pat Arndt, DNR -Presentation pdf|
|Amber Dallman, MDH -Presentation pdf|
|Bicycle Friendly Community Program - for Beginners|
|Bill Nesper, LAB|
|Jasna Hadzik, MnDOT|
|Nick Mason, Bike MN|
|Muhammad Khan, Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department|
|Creating Connections in Your Community|
|Ellen Pillsbury and Andy Hubley, Arrowhead Regional Development (ARDC) -Presentation pdf|
|Laurie Young, DNR -Presentation pdf|
|Mary Huselid, Lake City Chamber of Commerce -Presentation pdf|
|Mountain Biking - Taking it to the Next Level|
|Mike Van Abel, IMBA|
|Aaron Hautala, Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew; Hansi Johnson, IMBA Midwest Regional Director; Reed Smidt, MN Off Road Cyclists; Gary Sjoquist, Quality Bicycle Products|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch and Speakers - Panel of Health Professionals|
|Janelle Waldock, Blue Cross Blue Shield MN|
|Dr. Tom Kottke, HealthPartners|
|Kris Swarthout, OptumHealth|
|1:00 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|Creating the Connection - Start With an Event|
|Mary Derks, BAM -Presentation pdf|
|Keely Ihry, Clay County Public Health -Presentation pdf|
|Kelly Corbin, Olmstead County -Presentation pdf|
|Expanding Your Market for Bicyclists - "It's Not All About Lycra " - Part Two|
|Bill Nesper, LAB -Presentation pdf|
|Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson -Presentation pdf|
|Miguel Valdez Soto -Power Point Presentation|
|Bicycle Friendly Community Success Stories|
|Alison Dewey, LAB -Presentation pdf|
|Noemi Aylesworth, The Cabin Coffee House|
|Tom Engstrom, Mankato Bike Advocates|
|Meghan Bown, Get Fit Itasca|
|Speed Session - no presentations|
|3:00 p.m.||General Session - PedalMN update -Presentation pdf|
|4:00 p.m.||Wrap up - Tim Henkel, MnDOT|
Bicycle Friendly is a service mark of the League of American Bicyclists. Used with permission.