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Sunday, March 10 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Creating Cycling Opportunities for People With Disabilities

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Creating and supporting opportunities to ride for people with disabilities is an important part of Building a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone.  In this session you’ll hear how three non-profit organizations are doing just that. InTandem is a nonprofit organization based in New York City, providing tandem cycling programs for people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities. They hold regular rides twice a week in Central Park as well as organize several exploratory rides throughout New York City, and participate in larger group rides such as the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.

Cycle St. Louis is a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to building an inclusive cycling community and increasing public awareness of the importance of cycling for all individuals. The group provides access to a variety of adaptive cycles and training, organizes group rides, and advocates for people with disabilities in the St. Louis metro area.

PEAC, Programs to Educate All Cyclists, is based in  Ypsilanti, Michigan with the mission to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling, active transportation, and self-advocacy education.  Students are taught cycling, walking, and busing as a way to work towards independence. As programs have been developed, the students and staff have been at the forefront of policy relating to accessible transportation. Hear about the organization’s journey in supporting their motto “Everyone can ride.”

Speakers
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John Waterman

Executive Director, PEAC
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Carol Tyson

Government Affairs Liaison, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
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Hugh Share

Coordinator (volunteer position), Cycle St. Louis
I'm the coordinator of Cycle St. Louis, a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to creating cycling opportunities for people with disabilities in St. Louis metro area. I'm also a volunteer tandem captain for Delta Gamma Center's Tandem Adventurers Program, leading... Read More →
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Matthew Nidek

Executive Director, InTandem Cycling Inc.


Sunday March 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Jefferson 3rd Floor