This March, members of the University’s Bicycle Working Group will attend the League of American Bicyclists’ 2023 National Bike Summit. The invitation to attend includes free event registration and a travel stipend provided by the League. Geography associate professor and University of Nevada, Reno Bicycle Working Group co-chair Thomas Albright will attend in person. Other members of the Bicycle Working Group will attend virtually, including the College of Science’s Marketing and Communications Manager Jennifer Kent.
The summit encourages bike activists to participate in networking events, mobile workshops and interactive sessions all centered around making biking better and more inclusive for everyone.
"This summit is a way to grow my research and teaching curricula into sustainable and active transportation," Albright said. "This is something I’ve been teaching for many years. Scott Kelley, others and I thought this would be a great way to make connections for future research opportunities." Kelley, an assistant professor of geography, serves as co-chair of the Bicycle Working Group along with Albright and Kent.
The group’s presence at the National Bike Summit marks continued progress toward achieving the University’s goal of establishing Reno-Tahoe as an epicenter of sustainability education, research and leadership, as outlined in the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan .
The working group received the invitation to attend the summit after the Reno-Sparks area became one of five communities across the nation to be awarded a League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community workshop. Also attending the summit is Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance President Kyril Plaskon who collaborated with the […]
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