7 posts tagged Washington

From the National Women’s Bicycling Forum

I knew this one-day event had the potential to steal the buzz from the entire week of the National Bike Summit. The National Women's Bicycling Forum had a super turnout, inspiring speakers, and great buzz. I met people from across the country and internationally, some new friends and some I've spoken to but never met in person. I keep asking myself, "Why did I want to sponsor this event?" Lots of reasons, like many of my best interview guests are women, and women are under represe... Continue Reading

Summit Sentiments

The Bloomberg Administration is in its final months, but NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn had nothing to say about where she'll land next. She has little to worry about; JSK will land on her feet in some major metropolitan area. Today vital cities are competing for the companies that provide the modern high-tech jobs that attract people who want to walk their neighborhoods and bike to work. The era of aspiring to a big house miles out of town that comes with a long commute ... Continue Reading

Carolyn Szczepanski, Women on Bikes

She's the Communications Director for the League of American Bicyclists, so you can imagine, she's on message. Carolyn shares the emphasis the League is placing on getting more women on bikes. Why the special emphasis? Can't women handle this on their own? Yes, but the percentage of women on bikes isn't keeping up with men. There's more of them, but in relation to men, their numbers have been dropping. In part that's why she helped to host the National Womens Bicycle Summit ... Continue Reading

Three-way

It's Jeff Miller on the phone, "I can't believe you're calling me right now!" "Seeing some news?" He cajoled. Luckily I had woken up from a much needed nap just a few minutes prior — I had spent a few moments reading, as I often do as I wake up. There was big news bubbling to the top of Google Reader: the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Walking and Biking and Bikes Belong had just announced a merger into a single, more potent, bike advocacy group. As I saw the ... Continue Reading

Jeff Miller, the Alliance for Biking and Walking

We met at the recent California Bike Summit in downtown Los Angeles where Jeff had the distinction of giving the kick-off presentation, and now I know why — he electrified the assembled advocates and painted a clear picture of the challenges facing this country relating to health and our transportation choices. I had to get him on the Show. Jeff Miller is the President/CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking based in Washington, DC. He wasn't native to the Nation's Capital; he's ... Continue Reading

Nat’l Bike Summit Kicks Off

I'm a first-timer so where else should I go? The First Timer's Orientation which kicks off the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit in Washington, DC tonight. League President Andy Clarke comes in to make sure we get the right message then he hands it off to Jim Moore, Moore's Bicycle Shop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who tells fantastic stories of the under privileged who get access to bikes, then IMBA's Mike Van Abel talks about kids, bikes and dirt, but it's all just a ... Continue Reading

in DC at the Nat’l Bike Summit

Copenhagen cement mixer? No, I'm in front of the Swedish Embassy in Washington where InterBike is hosting a few manufacturers, but not this working two-wheeler. I'm here for the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit; my first time attending.Washington has an extensive bike share system. I could swipe my credit card and roll, but I only have a mile to walk back to my hotel. It's a little chilly for this California fair weather rider, but on a warmer day I'd be all over this red ... Continue Reading