Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell To Open 2019 Oklahoma Bike Summit - along with MoBikeFed, the Katy Trail, and other MO presenters

MoBikeFed Executive Director Brent Hugh, former MoBikeFed president Paul Wojciechowski, and the Katy Trail will be featured at the 2019 Oklahoma Bike Summit Oct 25-26, 2019--along with Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell of Oklahoma, of course.

The Summit is held in Oklahoma City--so a fairly close drive for many Missourians in the southwestern part of the state.

Find out more or register here (advance registration only).

Press Release

Contact: Bonnie Winslow, bwinslowok@gmail.com

Bill Elliott, BillElliottOKC@gmail.com

The Oklahoma Bike Summit is pleased to announce that Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell will provide the opening remarks at this year’s Bike Summit on Friday, October 25th.   Lt. Governor Pinnell is an avid cyclist and a strong proponent of increasing tourism opportunities including bicycle tourism in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the least bicycle friendly states according to the League of American Bicyclists.  The 2019 Ok Bike Summit, being held in Oklahoma City October 25 and 26th, hopes to change that by bringing together presenters that address the problems and solutions for becoming a more bike-friendly state.

Tim Gatz, Secretary of Transportation and Director of Oklahoma Department of Transportation(ODOT), will be speaking on how ODOT is making Oklahoma more bike- friendly which includes their co-hosting Friday’s event at the state headquarters.  Other speakers on Friday will address ways to make our streets safer and more appealing to bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and all people who used the streets.

Saturday’s sessions start out focusing on building basic bicycling skills and advocating for safe bicycling in communities. It concludes with presentations on Rail to Trails in Oklahoma – why we have so few, and how we can change that. To register and get more information, visit okbike.org.