The Surprising Future Promise of Bicycling in America

Cars, pick-ups, and SUVs account for 60% of trips one mile or less in America, yet bicycling is on a surprising upswing across the U.S.

Learn how communities are reconfiguring themselves from a car-centric focus to encourage bicycling both for recreation and transportation. Gary Sjoquist, a veteran bicycle advocate for nearly 30 years, will focus on the factors driving this change and what bike advocates in Reno can learn about how Minneapolis, MN, despite its cold northern location, has become one of the top cities for cycling in the U.S.

There will be two presentations on Oct 9: one from 4-5pm and one from 6-7pm. 

The University's Bicycle Working Group and the Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance are proud to co-host this presentation by Gary Sjoquist.

Gary is a fulltime bicycle advocate for Quality Bicycle Products with a long history of engagement with both road and mountain biking policy, funding, and infrastructure.  He is giving two free presentations as part of the work he is doing in Reno to help create a more bicycle friendly environment in support of the leased distribution center in Stead.  He has worked over the past year with Shelli Fine at the Reno Tahoe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in preparation for Interbike’s move from Vegas to Reno to create a map to show folks how to get around Reno by bike.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Joe Crowley Student Union, 320