The Miami Valley Cycling Summit, an event of Bike Miami Valley, aims to use the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities both large and small throughout the region.
SAVE THE DATE: May 10, 2019 is the next Miami Valley Cycling Summit. It will be held in Miamisburg.
This year’s theme is “Let’s Explore.” National experts will detail how cycling can benefit numerous aspects of our community, region, and nation. Join key members of the Miami Valley’s cycling community on May 10, 2019, in Miamisburg, Ohio.
The Summit is your chance to further engage in the region’s bike agenda and learn about the past, present and future of cycling in the Miami Valley. Get ready for influential speakers, powerful break out sessions, and motivating discussions!
In 2009 and 2011, the Miami Valley Cycling Summit provided an opportunity to bring all elements of the movement together in a collective fashion. In doing so, we were able to take away a more cohesive strategy with similar goals and actions, and, in turn, initiate the re-conception of a regional grassroots cycling advocacy group (Bike Miami Valley).
In 2013, the Miami Valley Cycling attracted nearly 400 participants.
In 2011, the Miami Valley Cycling Summit brought together over 300 cycling enthusiasts, representing 12 cities, 40 area organization and hundreds of cycling supporters.
The Summit provided a venue for the public to share their ideas with public officials, for communities to share successes and struggles surrounding their bikeway master plans, a place for all to celebrate the successes experienced in the last 20 years, and a way for the region to get one step closer to achieving a bronze regional designation, as well as fulfilling the implementation of the 2020 plan.
We have heard that at least two local cities will be applying to become recognized as a bicycle friendly city through the League of American Bicyclists.
Highlights from the Miami Valley Cycling Summit:
¤ Bike Miami Valley, the local grassroots organization, received support and direction from the community and launched their new website, www.bikemiamivalley.org.
¤ Bruno’s Keynote showed the region how cycling related infrastructure creates jobs, retains jobs, and encourages growth and economic vitality. Cycling does sell cities!
¤ Session presentations sparked discussions about what is next for the Miami Valley in regards to cycling. More access spots, better connectivity of bikeways to neighborhoods, and driver education were priorities, as well as getting more cities in the region designated as bicycle friendly.
Workshop results from the 2009 Miami Valley Cycling Summit:
¤ Centerville Workshop Results
¤ Dayton A Workshop Results
¤ Dayton B Workshop Results
¤ Greene Workshop Results
¤ Kettering Workshop Results
¤ MiamiCounty Workshop Results
¤ SouthMontgomery Workshop Results
¤ NorthMontgomery Workshop Results
¤ Oakwood Workshop Results
¤ Visitors Workshop Results