Amy Morfas

Maximizing your Colorado Bicycle Summit experience

SummitLOGO-color-ndWe’re excited that our summit has once again sold out this year and thank everyone who has signed up to attend. Each year we try to raise the bar to make every summit the best one yet!

The question is, what can you do to maximize your experience?

Dare to dream, dare to do

My friend Patti says this to her grown kids all the time. While even she admits it’s a little cheesy, nevertheless, it truly is good advice. As you listen to our keynote speaker talk about advanced cycling infrastructure in a place like Copenhagen, I challenge you to not go to a “we could never do that here” mindset, but to think of ways to dream big in your communities, in cities across the state and throughout the country. We are all part of a movement.

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photo: David M. Budd

Share your inspiration!

If you’re excited about something you hear at the summit, chances are that others would be, too. Tweet it out to your network or post to Facebook, passing on insights to others. Sharing what you learn can magnify the impact of our summit.

Summit hashtag is #cobike16

Get out of your comfort zone

You’ll know a lot of people at the summit—the networking is one of the main reasons people attend, and we love that! But instead of solely chatting with people you already know, make it a goal to meet new people from other areas of the state. Be inclusive and welcoming. There is such a brain trust in that room—take advantage and tap into some new sources!

Break bread with new friends

Along the same lines, enjoy the happy hour, but also grab a group of folks to continue the day’s discussion over dinner Monday evening. One great thing about working in the cycling industry is that our passion is also our work.

Attend lobby day

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photo: David M. Budd

While it’s easy to take democracy for granted in the U.S., it’s truly a privilege to be able to meet face-to-face with your elected officials. And remember that nobody is as passionate as you are about your love for bicycling. Make your voice heard!

We look forward to seeing our attendees February 8 & 9 in Denver. Thanks to all our sponsors who make this event possible.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Amy Morfas

About the Author: Amy Morfas

Amy leads our marketing and communications efforts and oversees our membership program. She also organizes our Colorado Bicycle Summit and Gala Celebration. Amy enjoys riding her road bike around Boulder and beyond.

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Katie Covey - Reply

We had a great time last year and are looking forward to it again! – We enjoyed seeing our pic from the Happy Hour above!

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