Equity in Motion Summit Agenda


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Welcome Reception at the Bohemian River Flats

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

8:00am – 9:00am:
Breakfast and Welcome

  • Minneapolis Mayor, Betsy Hodges
  • St. Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman

9:00am – 10:30am:
The Role of the Active Transportation Movement in Combating Health Disparities in Low-Income and Minority Communities

  • Moderator: Dr. Paul Erickson, Medical Director, NorthPoint Health and Wellness
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Edward Ehlinger, M.D,, M.P.H., Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
    • Kristen Day, Ph.D., author of “Active Living and Social Justice”
    • Talia McCray, Ph.D. author of “Linking Perceptions of Safety to Activity Patterns of Low-income Teenagers”
    • Nicole Preston, Director of Special Events, American Diabetes Association

10:45am – 12:15pm:
How Will Bike Share Meet the Challenge to be Equitable and Profitable?

  • Moderator: Bill Dossett, Chair, North American Bike Share Association
  • Panelists:
    • Aaron Ritz, Bicycle Program Manager, Indego Philadelphia Bike Share
    • Oboi Reed, Slow Roll Chicago
    • Paul Stucker, Program Associate, Nice Ride Minnesota
    • Dianna Ward, Executive Director, Charlotte B Cycle

12:30pm – 1:30pm:
Lunch Plenary

  • What if Equity Mattered? Lessons from Public Education
  • Michelle Walker, CEO, St. Paul Public Schools
  • Introduction by Amber Dallman

1:45pm – 3:15pm:
The Bicycle as a Tool for Social Change

  • Moderator: Hamzat Sani, The League of American Bicyclists
  • Panelists:
    • Zahra Alabanza, Red Bike and Green Atlanta
    • Jason Hall, Slow Roll Detroit
    • Oboi Reed, Slow Roll Chicago

4:00pm – 6:00pm:
Twin Cities Infrastructure Tour led by Tim Springer

Tim Springer was the main force behind the development of the Minneapolis bike artery, The Midtown Greenway. This will be a 20 mile ride that will take 2.5 – 3 hours
Additional Ride Options:

  • 40 mile “A” Ride
  • 30 mile “B/C” Ride
  • 20 mile Recreational Tour

6:30pm – 9:30pm:
Barbecue overlooking the Midtown Greenway
Discussion:The Impact of Infrastructure Development on Communities of Color

  • Michael E. Jackson, Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Introduction by Walter Griffin, Major Taylor Bicycle Club

Thursday, July 16, 2015

9:00am – 10:15pm:
Voices of Women – Why a Black Women’s Bike Movement?

  • Moderator: Pamela Moore, Program Director, Transit for Livable Communities
  • Panelists:
    • Elly Blue, Portland Bicycle Advocate, author of “Bikenomics”
    • Tammy McLemore, Major Taylor Minnesota
    • Khusaba Seka, Program Manager, Cycles for Change
    • Stephanie Weir, Organizer, St. Paul Women on Bikes

10:30am – 12:30pm:
League of American Bicyclists Equity Advisory Council Project: Equity in Motion

Members of the Equity Advisory Council and invited consultants from six cities across the United States will conduct interviews and power mapping project to uncover new perspectives on the power dynamics involved in bicycle advocacy.

Cities: Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York

  • Moderator: Anthony Taylor, Major Taylor Minnesota
  • Panelists:
    • Neil Walker – Atlanta
    • Eboni Hawkins – Chicago
    • Maria Sipin – Los Angeles
    • Hamzat Sani – Washington DC
    • Anthony Taylor – Minneapolis
    • New York City – TBA

12:30pm – 1:30pm:
Plenary Lunch: Life in the Bike Lane : Career Paths in the Growing Bike Movement

  • Ed Ewing, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle, WA
  • Steve Durrant, Principal, Senior Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design
  • Introduction: Louis Moore, President, Major Taylor Minnesota Bicycle Club

1:45pm – 3:30pm:
The Gentrification Issue: Are Bike Lanes White Lanes?

  • Moderator: Gary Cunningham, Metropolitan Council
  • Panelists:
    • Melody Hoffman, Ph.D., author of “Our Bikes in the Middle of the Street”
    • Keith Holt, Executive Director, Milwaukee Bike Works
    • Adonia Lugo, Ph.D., Bicycle Anthropologist
    • Adrian Lipscombe, Project Coordinator, Austin Transportation Dept.

4:00pm – 6:00pm:

  • 30 mile B Ride
  • 45 mile A/B Ride
  • Quality Bike Parts Campus Tour

6:30 pm:
Slow Roll Minneapolis

  • Led by Slow Roll Detroit founder Jason Hall and Slow Roll Chicago founder Oboi Reed

Friday, July 17, 2015

65 Mile A/B Ride

45 Mile B/C Ride

25-30 Mile B/C Women’s Ride

Minneapolis Grand Round and Midtown Greenway Tour

Buffet Lunch

1:45pm – 3:45pm:
The Aging Athlete – Older Smarter Faster

Staff-featureDr. John H.L. Odom, Jr. is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He completed a primary sports medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2003 during which time worked as team physician at Bethel College, University of St. Thomas, University of Wisconsin River Falls, Northwestern College and Hopkins High School.

Dr. Odom covers the Twin Cities Marathon, Chicago Marathon, USA Triathlon, MN High School State Tournaments (football, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, and dance). He is currently the team physician for Northwestern College, the medical director of the USAT National Championship Triathlon (2007-2010, 2013), the Liberty Triathlon (2006-2010, 2013), the USA team elite triathlete team physician, and the medical director at Wellspring Health Center. He has served as team physician at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and he regularly teaches sports medicine fellows.

  • Dr. John Odom, Odom Health and Wellness
  • Aging As Athletes is a designed to share knowledge and strategies for those who are living in the new era of aging. John Odom is a board certified MD and currently serves as a team doctor for US Snowboarding, US Freeskiing teams and medical director for USAT National Championship Triathlon

Twin Cities Velodrome Outing

This event requires a $20 fee and will be limited to 10 people.

4:00pm – 5:30pm:
The FIT is IT

F.I.S.T. and GURU certified expert fitter Bob Sumada will show the finer points of fitting using the GURU dynamic fit system. This the same system used by Team Cannondale and Team Garmin.

5:30pm – 7:30pm:
Dinner on Your Own at the Surly Brewery and Restaurant

We have reserved a private dining room.

Entertainment – The International Reggae All-Stars at the Surly Brewery

Ray Seville DJ

Saturday, July 18, 2015

75 mile A/B Ride
55 mile A/B Ride

Rondo Family Fun Ride and Nice Ride Neighborhood Ride

11:00am – 4:00pm:
Rondo Days Festival

  • Free Bike Checks
  • Community Bike Giveaway
  • Commuter Expo

Buffet Lunch at Hallie Q. Brown Center (adjacent to Rondo Days Community Festival)

  • Major Taylor Awards Dinner
  • Keynote Speaker Yolanda Davis Overstreet, Producer/Director “Ride in Living Color”, Los Angeles Bicycle Advocate, Member of the Dock Riders
  • Honoring:
    • Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton
    • Dorian Grilley
    • The Minneapolis Bike Coalition
    • Dr. Adonia Lugo
  • Music by Ray Richardson of KMOJ Radio – Dance your butt off!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Southside Sprints – Beginners Clinic

Southside Sprints – Community Criterium

Bike racing in the neighborhood. Watch races of all ages and speeds through South Minneapolis neighborhood with strong historical African American roots. Beginners and kids races.