Registration open for MV Cycling Summit


FAIRBORN — Online registration for the 2017 Miami Valley Cycling Summit (MVCS) set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5 at Wright State University is now available at

The first 300 people registered will receive a free bike bell provided by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Pedal Pals and those registering by April 21 will be guaranteed a free lunch.

Using the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities throughout the region will be the focus of the 2017 MVCS.

Local, regional and national experts will detail how cycling can benefit all communities through a day of speakers, vendors and networking with the theme of “Cycling Attracts.”

The free event offers a chance to further engage in the region’s bike agenda and learn about the past, present and future of cycling in the Miami Valley.

On-site registration will open beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Wright State University Student Union.

Four educational tracks will be offered in morning and afternoon session. The topics will focus on economic impact and community development, health and safety, partnerships and collaboration, as well as policy and funding.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Aparna Dial, deputy director of the Department of Public Service for the City of Columbus and the leader of the City of Columbus Smart City program.

Prior to serving at the City of Columbus, she was the director of energy services and sustainability at The Ohio State University and as the university energy and sustainability engineer. She was responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of recycling and waste reduction, energy purchasing and energy conservation. Dial’s expertise also includes strategic planning, project management, environmental compliance and enforcement.

All funds raised from the event will benefit Bike Miami Valley and Wright State University.

For more information, call Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440, email [email protected] or visit Miami Valley Cycling Summit on Facebook or

Greene County News

Story courtesy of Greene County Parks & Trails.

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