League of American Bicyclists and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, in partnership with Women on Bikes SoCal and Pro Walk Pro Bike, are hosting the first-ever National Women's Bicycling Summit to be held in Long Beach, CA on September 13, 2012.
It looks like the program is nearly final, and will include a keynote address from Leah Missbach Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, and six break-out sessions, on topics like equity and car-free families. Which topics are you most interested in?
I would like to attend this summit, and report back what I learn, as well as spread the word about what we are doing here, in the Twin Cities. If I can come up with some money, I'm as good as there!
Help me get to the National Women's Bicycling Summit!
I'm no longer accepting donations!
Everyone that clicks the Donate button will get a shoutout here for helping me get to the Summit, and if you donate $20+ you'll get a thank-you post card.
(Please include your address with your donation, I would love to send you some CA love!)
Registration is $35, plane fare is $430, so my goal is to fundraise $470.
Fine print: I am asking for money because I would really like to attend this Summit to spread the word about Grease Rag and see what other people are doing for women cyclists. I want to bring back what I learn to hopefully expand programming and bring new ideas to GR. I don't think it is fair for me to take Grease Rag funds to pay for something that only one person can attend, so I am asking for additional donations to fund my own trip. I think this is important enough to take vacation time at my day job, and I hope you think it is important enough to give me some money. If you have any questions at all, please ask. After I collect my goal amount, I will take away the button on this page and refund all donations made after the goal. Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you.
UPDATE: Here is the recap from the Summit I attended!