Justin Jones from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition opened the day by challenging participants to make a difference in their school and community.
Participants were asked....
The Environmental Club at St. Robert CHS were won the cycling video contest for this submission:
The following were recognized for their contributions to cycling in York Region
- Cycling Leader Award - Nelson Mahmoudi, Newmarket High School
- Cycling Group Award - York Mountain Biking Association
- Bike-friendly High School - St. Robert Catholic High School
Olympian Isabelle Turcotte Baird gave an inspirational talk about the power of goal setting and perseverance.
Several interactive workshops were held throughout the day
- Cycling Skills Training
- Rock the Bike
- York Region Public Health
- York Region Transit / Viva
- Real Deal Racing
- York Mountain Biking Association
- Summit Cycle Bike Shop
For me, the Youth Bike Summit was a chance to hear perspectives from high school students. It was refreshing to meet teens interested in building bike racks at their school, or starting a bike club, or asking for protected bike lanes on Highway 7. They get that cycling can be transformational! I left the conference with a renewed sense of optimism that this generation of youth will help to shape a brighter future.