Tucson Youth traveling to the Youth Bike Summit
The Youth Bike Summit is an annual three-day national conference bringing together educators, activists, students, teens, and community leaders to network and learn from each other. During the workshops, many of the presentations are led by youth as they discuss how access to transportation and mobility through bicycles supports the health, development, and empowerment of young people.
Living Streets Alliance and BICAS are excited to be sponsoring a diverse, passionate, and community-minded group of youth and activists from Tucson’s south side to attend the Youth Bike Summit in Washington D.C. this October. Individuals who are part of the Tucson delegation have been involved with various community initiatives in Tucson south side neighborhoods including organizing youth bike clubs, growing community gardens, and other sustainability-centered work. Many of them are also members of the Big Jump Leadership Team, an initiative to increase bicycling rates in south side Tucson over the next few years. This is one of the largest youth delegations from Tucson ever to attend the annual summit, and they are excited to explore how bicycles could be a way to create positive social change in their neighborhoods.
Some photos of the youth delegates from Tucson who will be traveling to Washington D.C.
Donations to support the youth on their trip can be made at Living Streets Alliance.
Pedaling the Pueblo is a mini-program and podcast that connects people to news and information about Tucson’s bicycle culture. A collective of bicycle enthusiasts host and produce weekly programs covering a wide variety of topics. From community events to questions about how bicycle funding works; tips to start riding more to interviews with local bicycling legends, Pedaling the Pueblo explores life on two wheels from a “people first” approach, allowing us all to have an open dialogue about how people move through our shared built environment.
Youth Bike Summit