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Free virtual events designed to bring bike lovers, street users, and change makers together for conversations that inform and inspire.

RECENT EVENTS

 

The business & advocacy of BIKING

TUESday, JUNE 15 @ 6:30PM EST

 

Bike New York hosts a timely discussion with cycling industry leaders covering the pandemic’s impact on cycling, how public policy regarding streets and traffic safety affects demand for bikes, and how bike businesses are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

MEET THE PANELISTS

 

BOB BURNS
Global Advocacy Director, Trek Bicycle

 

Bob is a 23-year bicycle industry veteran who founded Trek’s legal department in 1995 and served as Trek’s VP& General Counsel until Fall of 2018. Bob currently serves as Trek’s Director of Advocacy and as Board Chair for the Wisconsin Bike Federation. Bob is a past recipient of the Bicycle Retailers’ Brainy Award for outstanding bicycle industry service and has served on many industry organizations in different capacities over the years such as Dream Bikes, People for Bikes, NICA , and CIE. Bob is active on the national, international and local levels on issues such as model legislation for ebikes, and trade and tariff issues. In addition to serving as Trek’s General Counsel, Bob helped found BCycle and served as BCycle’s President for ten years. BCycle has grown to become the USA’s largest provider of public bike share systems and has launched over 52 cities and provided over 20,000,000 rides.

 

Learn more: www.trekbikes.com

Connect: Facebook | TwitterInstagram

 


 

JENN DICE
President + CEO, PeopleForBikes

 

Jenn Dice has been a leader for bikes, the outdoor industry, women’s initiatives and public lands and conservation efforts for nearly two decades. Growing up cycling in South Dakota and falling in love with mountain biking upon moving to Colorado, Jenn’s love of bicycling is the rocket fuel that powers her work in making biking better for everyone. An avid endurance mountain biker, Jenn has completed the Leadville Trail 100 14 times and was the first woman to hike up and mountain bike down Mount Kilimanjaro. 

 

Previous to her time at PeopleForBikes, Jenn worked at the International Mountain Bicycling Association for more than a decade where she created the organization’s government affairs program. During that time she was included on Outside Magazine’s “Power List” of the top 25 people that influence the world outside and was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. 

 

Jenn joined PeopleForBikes in 2013 and created the PeopleForBikes Business Network — a federal, state and local policy program to increase funding and access for bikes nationwide. She led our executive fly-ins to Washington, D.C., designed the Congressional Bike Fest and created our industry DRAFT meetups, a series of events giving bike entrepreneurs and enthusiasts a place to gather and talk about the power of bikes and the bike business.

 

In 2015, Dice partnered with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) to proactively advocate for bike business policy in all 50 states. More recently, Jenn spearheaded the merger of the BPSA and PeopleForBikes to bring leaders and the industry together to grow bicycling and the bike business. 

 

Having assumed her new role as president and CEO of PeopleForBikes in July of 2020, Jenn is ready to lead the bike industry. Working to position bikes both federally and locally as an essential and prominent part of COVID recovery and addressing racial injustice and creating a positive change both within the bike industry and at large, Jenn is energized by the work ahead.

 

Learn more: www.peopleforbikes.org

Connect: Facebook | TwitterInstagram

 


 

DAVE EDWARDS
President, Primal Wear


Dave is originally from Oceanside in Southern California but has lived in Denver most of his life. He was in management in the data storage and management sector for 12 years prior to co-founding Primal in 1992. Dave has a strong background in sales, systems and software, database management and accounting, all contributing to the success of Primal over the years. He has also founded other Primal offices in the Netherlands, Italy and the U.K. Travel, biking as much as possible and attending cycling events like Bike New York’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour is what he most looks forward to each year. He considers his most notable achievement to be having his daughters currently lead the executive team at Primal as CFO and COO.

 

Learn more: www.primalwear.org

Connect: Facebook | TwitterInstagram

PAST EVENTS




MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT CANDIDATES FORUM

MAY 10, 2021

 

Continuing the crucial conversations begun during our NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum, Bike New York will keep the momentum running through Bike Month with a series of Borough President Candidates Forums. We’ll travel borough by borough and hold one-on-one discussions covering each candidate’s vision for cycling and street safety, moderated by Bike New York’s Advocacy Director Jon Orcutt.




BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT CANDIDATES FORUM

MAY 11, 2021

 

Continuing the crucial conversations begun during our NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum, Bike New York will keep the momentum running through Bike Month with a series of Borough President Candidates Forums. We’ll travel borough by borough and hold one-on-one discussions covering each candidate’s vision for cycling and street safety, moderated by Bike New York’s Advocacy Director Jon Orcutt.

 




TRAILS INTO THE FUTURE

APRIL 19, 2021

 

Pack your panniers and get ready for adventure: We’re talking trails with Andy Beers (Director, Empire State Trail), Terri Carta (Executive Director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative), Ryan Chao (President, Rails-To-Trails Conservancy), and Dennis Markatos-Soriano (Executive Director, East Coast Greenway). Moderated by Bike New York’s Director of Advocacy Jon Orcutt.




CYCLING: HOW WOMEN MAKE IT WORK

MARCH 22, 2021

 

For Bike New York’s fifth SPOKE SERIES event, held on Monday, March 22, moderators Sharon Pope-Marshall and Chantal Hardy welcomed panelists Angela Azzolino, Lisa Gillespie, and Caroline Samponaro, three pacesetters whose leadership shines in the realms of cycling advocacy, riding clubs, and bike share initiatives—spaces where women have historically been underrepresented.

 

Click to view the playlist of candidate interviews.

Mayoral Candidates Forum: Who Will Lead NYC to a Safer, More Equitable Streetscape?

MARCH 1, 2021

 

New York City Mayoral Candidates including Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Scott Stringer, and Andrew Yang joined us for a virtual forum addressing some of the most pressing topics affecting our cyclists, pedestrians, commuters, and street users. Moderated by Jon Orcutt.




HOW WE RIDE:

CYCLING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

 

Lena Tibebe (Founder/Leader of 2020’s landmark Ride to DC, Bike New York Board Member) and Andrew Bennett (Founder/CEO of Good Co. Bike Club LLC) discuss the role of the Black cycling community in the fight for racial equity and transformative social justice with moderator Sharon Pope-Marshall.




Bike Lanes or Blocked Lanes?

The Technical & Policy Struggle for Better Biking Conditions

JANUARY 26, 2021

 

Kate Fillin-Yeh (National Association of City Transportation Officials) and Brian Deegan (leading UK street design engineers and co-author of the London Cycling Design Standards) discuss the future of NYC’s bike lanes with moderator Jon Orcutt.




 

 

NYC’s Open Streets:

Game Changer or Pandemic Patchwork?

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

 

City Council Member Carlina Rivera and Street Plans’ Mike Lydon join moderator Jon Orcutt for a “where we go from here” discussion reflecting on the year’s developments in the movement for Open Streets.

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?

 

To connect our community, we need to reflect our community. So if there’s a topic you’d like for us to cover in a future SPOKE SERIES event, let us know!