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By November 12, 2013Coalition News


Let your bicycle-loving high school and college friends know that New York City is the place to be from February 14-16, 2014 for the 4th Annual National Youth Bike Summit.  Again this year, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is offering a scholarship to help ensure that youth voices from Maine are present and accounted for. Apply now for the scholarship!

The scholarship the Bicycle Coalition of Maine is offering is for either: 

  • One high school student and one parent/adult chaperone to attend the Summit (total of $575), or 
  • Two college students to attend (total of $575).

The deadline for this application has been extended to Friday, January 31.  If you’re interested in the Youth Bike Summit 2014 scholarship, please apply now for the scholarship!

Starting on Valentine’s Day, this three-day event brings together students, educators and advocates in order to address the issues, rights and concerns of all bicyclists. By creating a space where ideas from people of all ages can be heard, the Youth Bike Summit seeks to create a more inclusive national dialogue on cycling. Information on registration, presentations and workshops is forthcoming. Click here for updates and to see details from the previous summits.

The Youth Bike Summit also provides tools and information on fundraising and best practices for schools that wish to incorporate bikes into the physical fabric of the learning environment.  Last year, the  Bicycle Coalition of Maine awarded the scholarship to Kadin Woolever, an active high school bike commuter in Brunswick.  You can read more about Kadin’s great experiences at the Summit and see photos here.  A number of other Mainers attended the Summit and it was a fabulous time for youth and adult advocates alike! 

Whether you apply for the scholarship or not, don’t hesitate to
get yourself, local youth, and anyone else from your community who is building and/or exploring youth bike programming to the Summit! And please let us know if you’re going, in case there are carpooling opportunities from Maine.  For more information or to coordinate transportation, please contact Sarah Cushman.