It looks like the theme of the 2011 Ontario Bike Summit
has changed since I first posted about the event last April. The theme will now be "Building Bicycle Friendly Communities". It had originally been reported that the theme was going to be about reducing childhood obesity through cycling programs and safer routes for biking to school.
This year’s Ontario Bike Summit will be held in Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Nature on June 27 & 28, 2011. This annual conference is organized by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition
, and it brings together experts and policy makers to discuss ways of promoting cycling and improving safety. This will be the third such conference. Previous summits were held in Burlington and Waterloo.
Apparently, National Capital Commission CEO Marie Lemay was instrumental in getting the organizers to hold the Summit in Ottawa.
It should be noted that these summits seem to be aimed more at organizations than individual cyclists. For example, the cost of attending the 2 day event for Corporations, Governments, Institutions is $325/$375 (early/late registration). Non-profit organizations will get a bit of a break. The cost for them will be $220/$275.
Click here for more information about the 2011 Ontario Bike Summit.