Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bike Summit II set for Feb. 12

From the Courier Jounal

Bicycling enthusiasts of all levels are invited to attend Louisville’s Bike Summit II Feb. 12 at the Salvation Army’s Male Campus, Old Male High School, at Brook and Breckinridge streets.

The free, all-day event is designed to allow those who attend to learn what has been accomplished since Louisville’s first bicycle summit in 2005. They will hear about bicycle project plans and hear bicycling experts discuss how Louisville can become more bicycle-friendly.

Speakers will include: Andy Clarke, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists; Dan Burden, a leading authority on bicycle and pedestrian programs and design; Earl Clark, president of the Louisville Bicycle Club; and Mayor Jerry Abramson.

The mayor launched the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement in 2004 and hosts the popular Mayor’s Hike and Bike events on Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The summit will also have breakout sessions on a variety of bicycling topics.

People can register to attend the summit through Feb. 2 at the city Web site. Visit and look for the Bike Louisville logo.

Bike Summit II is sponsored by Humana and the Humana Foundation and supported by the Louisville Bicycle Club and Louisville Metro’s Bike Louisville program.