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Women’s Bicycling Summit on tap for September

Published July 6, 2012

LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN) Friday July 6 2012 9:39 AM MT—The National Women’s Bicycling Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, will be held Sept. 13 in Long Beach, California. Tickets, available starting July 23, will be $30 and include admission to the Cycle Chic Fashion Show.

The half-day event aims to provide a forum for women cyclists, both professional and recreational, to network and discuss women’s future in cycling. “We want to work toward increasing the number of women who ride in communities across the country,” said Carolyn Szczepanski, director of communications at the League of American Bicyclists.

Female bicycle leaders will give keynote addresses and facilitate discussions concerning the gender gap in the industry.

At the National Bike Summit in March, the first-ever National Women’s Cycling Forum received an “overwhelming, enthusiastic response” with more than 200 participants from across the nation. The National Women’s Bicycling Summit is modeled after the forum, and looks to create similar success.

“It was immediately clear that we needed to continue this conversation in a longer, expanded format,” said Szczepanski. “We need to dig deeper into its many aspects – marketing, infrastructure, political engagement, bicycle education and so much more.”

For more information, contact Szczepanski at

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