Indianapolis has come a long way in becoming a nationally recognized bicycling-friendly city. Republican Mayor Greg Ballard has led the charge, turning Indianapolis into a two-wheeled success story in the "rust belt". The progress was strengthened by the coalition of partners behind the Cultural Trail, bike retail, and the advocacy community.
Each year, the League of American Bicyclists holds the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. The event is attended by 800+ of the best and brightest people involved in creating bicycle friendly cities, communities, and states. This year's summit is March 4-6, 2013. You can attend, too. For more information: www.bikeleague.org/conferences/summit13/
During the summit, panelists from Indy will tell their success story. Other summit attendees want to hear how Indy gathered more than $60 million in Federal, state and local funds, both public and private, for bike improvements. Panelist from Indy will include:
• Indianapolis Major Greg Ballard
• Karen Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail
• Connie Szabo Schmucker, Advocacy Director, Bicycle Garage Indy
• Kevin Whited, IndyCOG