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Bicycle Leadership Conference releases agenda for April event

Published March 26, 2021
Speakers from Thousand Helmets, Rad Power Bikes, SRAM, HED, Jenson and more highlight the event.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Leadership Conference, the PeopleForBikes-owned virtual event, has released its agenda, which includes speakers and panelists from a wide array of companies and organizations.

The April 13-15 event is being presented on Remo, an online platform that has video, audio and live chat features.

The Day 1 keynote speakers are Mike Radenbaugh, the CEO of Rad Power Bike, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. Gloria Hwang of Thousand Helmets will host a presentation on how the pandemic changed bicycling.

Day 1 also will include a panel discussion on supply chain issues, moderated by Ryan Atkinson of SmartEtailing. Panelists include Ken Lousberg of SRAM; Anne Hed of HED Cycling Products; Steve Reeds of Cycling Sports Group; Pat McGuiness, of Hawley Lambert Company; and Mike Cachat of Jenson USA.

Day 2 includes a presentation on e-bike incentives and tax credits, hosted by Andrew Kempe of Shimano. Panelists include Therese Swanepoel of REI; Kevin Mayne of Cycling Industries Europe; and Noa Banayan from PeopleForBikes

A second session is titled "Insights for a Post-COVID Market: Learning from 2020 to Propel Us Forward." Panelists include Andrew Kempe of Shimano; Joe Wheadon of Bell/Giro; and Jennifer Boldry of NAXION.

On Day 3, Jessica Grenwis of Quality Bicycle Products will speak on "Fostering a Sustainable Future: Diverse Leaders and a Healthy Planet," followed by a discussion titled, "Operationalizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Organization."

The presenter is Charles T. Brown, Equitable Cities, and panelists include Zeena Koda of The North Face; Eliot Jackson of Grow Cycling Foundation; Milay Galvez of BikeCo; and Ben McCue of Outdoor Outreach.

The event will close with a discussion titled: "Climate Change Action: Demystifying Your Carbon Footprint and What You Can Do About It."  Troy Jones of Specialized Bicycle Components and Jessie Curry of the Outdoor Industry Association will participate. 

Registration is on Eventbrite.

Topics associated with this article: Bicycle Leadership Conference

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