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Youth Bike Summit Starts Today! Sign painting! Bike cams! Soft circuits! Oh my!

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Don’t forget, the entire Youth Bike Summit is FREE to students, faculty and staff of The New School! The fun starts today from 3-6PM with a sign lettering workshop in preparation for tomorrow’s bike procession! See the full schedule of awesomeness below!

*Sessions highlighted in pink will be livestreamed at


Location: Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th St, 2nd Fl

  • 3:00-6:00pm – Sign Painting Workshop
    • Sign Painting for the Youth Bike Summit Procession (Parsons & Recycle-A-Bicycle)
  • 6:00-8:30pm – Welcome Event & Registration


– Keynote Location: 66 W 12th Street
– Workshops, Maker Spaces & Political Action Center Location: 6 E 16th Street, 12th Fl
– Skype Location: 79 5th Avenue, 16th Fl
– Film & Fashion Location: John L Tishman Auditorium, University Center (U100), 63 5th Avenue

  • 8:30-10:00am – Keynote Presentation & Breakfast*
    • US Olympian Nelson Vails
    • Shem Rajoon
    • Marc Katz
  • 10:15am – Youth Bike Summit Procession – Led by Batala NYC
  • 11:00am-12:15pm – Workshop Session I
    • First Aid & Fitness for Cyclists (Woodhull Hospital) Rm 1009
    • Youth, Equity and Bicycle Advocacy (Biking Public Project & League of American Bicyclists)* Rm 1103
    • Girl Scouts on Wheels (Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia) Rm 1106
    • Messengers and Urban Cycling as an Action Sport (Affinity Cycles, Shut NYC, Local Youth and Adult Messengers and Advocates) Rm 901
    • Who Are Cyclists? Engaging Pre-Teens and Girls (We Bike NYC, Cascade Bicycle Club) Rm 1200
    • Who’s Who of New York City Bike Education (Bike New York, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, I Challenge Myself, Trips for Kids, and Recycle-A-Bicycle)Rm 1001
  • 11:00am-3:30pm – Youth Bike Maker Spaces
    • Bike Fashion (Parsons & West Town Bikes) Rm 1208
    • Bike Jewelry (Recycle-A-Bicycle) Rm 1205
    • Youth + Bike Zines (Bike Works) Rm 1202
    • Auto-bike-ography (Transportation Alternatives) Rm 1206
    • Screen Printing & Button Making (West Town Bikes) 12th Floor Cafeteria
    • Time Lapse Bike Cam (Parsons) Rm 1204A
    • Soft Circuits (Parsons) Rm 1204B
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm – Political Action Center 12th Floor Open Space
    • Take Action and Make Your Own Campaign (Transportation Alternatives)
  • 12:15pm-1:45pm – Lunch / Tabling / Discussion Space
    • El Puente
    • City of Albuquerque’s Esperanza Community bike shop
    • WE Bike NYC
  • 2:00pm-3:15pm – Workshop Session II
    • Cycling, Air Quality, and Asthma (Woodhull Hospital & MIT) Rm 1106
    • Make a bike lane in your neighborhood and into a career! (Alta Planning, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance) Rm 1009
    • Developmental Racing (Youth and Adult BMX riders and USA Cycling) Rm 901
    • FastCash: Raise the Money You Need for Your Awesome Idea in Six Weeks (ioby) Rm 1200
    • The Circuit: Youth Learning by Bike (Rails to Trails)* Rm 1103
    • Getting Started, Partnership, and Growing (Bike New York, NYC Department of Transportation, Groundswell, International High School at Union Square, El Puente Academy Cycling Club, Woodhull Hospital) Rm 1001
    • International Impact: Skype with World Bicycle Forum in Brazil (Bikes Not Bombs) Rm 1618
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm – Workshop Session III
    • Engaging Homeless Youth and Impacting Community (Full Cycle) Rm 1200
    • Engaging Cyclists w/ Disabilities (InTandem) Rm 1107
    • Building a Base! (Bikes Not Bombs) Rm 1106
    • The Power of the Bicycle (Santa Barbara Middle School) Rm 1009
    • Bring Mountain Biking To Your Neighborhood (Trips for Kids, NICA) Rm 913
    • Bike Shop Merchandising on a Budget (Recycle-A-Bicycle) Rm 1001
    • Fundraising 101 (West Town Bikes)* Rm 1103
    • Bike Lanes for ALL! A discussion with teens from East Flatbush, Brooklyn (CAMBA Collegiate Express and the Flatbush Promise Neighborhood) Rm 901
    • Fashion Show organized by Parsons and Girls Bike Club at West Town Bikes
    • Pedal Born Pictures
    • Santa Barbara High School
    • Greenmaps
    • Phoenix Bikes
    • MGR Youth Empowerment


Location: 6 East 16th Street, 12th Fl

  • 10:00am-2:00pm – Visioning Session & Brunch


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