The Bicycle Colorado Gala Celebration is the best way to kick off the 2018 bicycling season while helping to raise money to improve bicycling where you live and ride! Enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks with fellow Bicycle Colorado supporters and bid on incredible items up for live and silent auction.
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We are proud to introduce this year’s Colorado Bicycle Summit, featuring an exciting, revamped program! This event is dedicated to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling trends and solutions in our communities and set priorities to improve the future of bicycling in Colorado. This year’s theme, Expanding and Exploring, will guide discussions aimed at empowering bicyclists across the state of Colorado. Join us and be a part of making bicycling accessible for everyone, everywhere!
We are excited to welcome Veronica O. Davis, PE as our keynote speaker for this year’s summit. Veronica is a transportation innovator who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change in communities via the bicycle. As co-founder of Black Women Bike, Veronica pushes the envelope on the image of the bicycling and inclusion. She has been recognized by the White House as a champion for change. Veronica’s message of equity and inclusion, and her advocacy for accessible forms of transportation, apply directly to this year’s theme–and Bicycle Colorado’s goal of–Expanding and Exploring.
Keynote Veronica O. Davis will join our plenary panel with three other innovative leaders who are using the bike as a vehicle for something bigger. Amy Camp will inspire you with stories about harnessing trails for small town economic development, Brett Donelson will discuss how he’s empowered young women to create brighter futures, and Ken Miner will demonstrate how a power boost encourages more people to leave their cars behind. This amazing panel will make you see the bike in new ways.
Moderator: Martha Roskowski, Vice President of Local Innovation, PeopleForBikes
4-7 p.m. : Slow Ride Social – a fun way to kick off the Colorado Bicycle Summit!
This ride will not only be an exciting introduction to our annual summit, but also a fun and informative way to explore Denver and showcase some of the new, improved and even still-needed infrastructure relevant to this year’s summit.
Starting at the downtown REI and ending at Denver Beer Company’s Barrel Room, pedal past the Colorado Convention Center, the State Capitol, Union Station and other iconic Denver landmarks. Clink glasses with Dan Grunig, our executive director, Veronica O. Davis, our keynote, and meet other summit attendees and speakers before the conference even begins.
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8:00-8:30 a.m. – Check-In with Light Breakfast
8:30 -11:30 a.m. – Morning Workshops
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Boxed Lunch
12:15-12:40 p.m. – Summit Welcome
12:40-1:30 p.m. – Keynote Presentation
1:30-2:30 p.m. – Plenary Panel
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Plenary Closing & Networking Break
3:00-5:30 p.m. – Choice of Change Agent Hubs OR Breakout Sessions
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Summit Happy Hour
The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
We have a special rate of $159 at The Curtis Hotel if you are interested in staying downtown. Reservations can be made by directly calling The Curtis Hotel a Double Tree by Hilton Reservations Department at (303) 571-0300 or (800) 525-6651. To receive the room block discounted rate, mention the Summit by Bicycle Colorado when making your reservations. If necessary, please note cancellation guidelines. Rates only good through August 30, 2017 based on availability.
The hotel offers a discounted all-day parking rate of $12-40 pending availability or an overnight parking rate of $36 self park/ $40 valet.
Use the Go Denver App or Google Maps to plan your commute to The Curtis Hotel, which is easily accessible by bike, light rail, bus or the free 16th Street mall shuttle.
Please contact our events manager, Claire Peters, if you have questions.
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