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Gary Fisher is keynote speaker at Utah bike summit

Published April 7, 2015

PROVO, Utah (BRAIN) — The Utah Bike Summit is set to take place Friday at the Provo Library at Academy Square. Mountain biking legend Gary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the daylong summit, which will draw riders, cycling advocates, government officials, tourism professionals, health representatives and Utah's bike brands to discuss, plan and promote efforts to make Utah the most bike-friendly state in the country.

The event is open to the public.

The theme is "Two Wheels, One Love." This year's program includes presentations that address topics relevant to people that ride bicycles for transportation and recreation. Specific breakout sessions are on e-bikes in Utah and how they increase ridership, promoting on-road bicycle safety, and creating a bicycle-friendly ecosystem. In attendance will be Provo Mayor John Curtis and Utah Department of Transportation Director Carlos Braceras.

A reception will close out the day's activities at The Underground Social Hall in Provo.

"Every year we strive to make the Utah Bike Summit an event that is even more interesting and relevant for all types of people who ride bicycles and those who want to capitalize on how bicycling can improve the air quality, livability and personal health for all Utahns," said Phil Sarnoff, executive director of Bike Utah. "We hope attendees will be inspired and return to their communities with information and new skills to work with their friends, co-workers, families and government officials in supporting efforts to get more people on bicycles."

For more information and to register, go to bikeutah.org/2015summit.

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