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SAFETY & EDUCATION [clear filter]
Friday, September 15


Panel - Bike Safety Education - Utilizing New Technology and NYBC's Bike Educator Network
Limited Capacity seats available

Improving bike safety has been a core component of our mission since we were founded in 1990. The realization of this goal lies in a strong foundation of safety education programs and initiatives. In 2017 we plan to roll out a new and modern bike safety education network that we believe will change the way people learn about safe biking practices all over New York State. In this session, we’ll cover how technology is changing the way we implement safety education and enforcement, as well as how our new bike educator network can be used to organize safety education classes and events in communities across New York.

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Jennifer Ceponis

Jen Ceponis is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York’s Capital Region.  She has been with CDTC since 2008. Most recently she has been involved in promoting bicycle safety... Read More →

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Ken Crandall

Director of Safety Education, New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)
Ken became a part of the NYBC team in October of 2016 as our first Education Director. He is a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor and a board member of the Troy Bike Rescue in Troy, NY. Ken is passionate about bicycle education and safety. As such, he led the organization of the Safe Cycling Troy initiative which works with under served populations through homeless shelters and other community organizations to teach safe cycling principles and provi... Read More →
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Tom Polk

Regional Education Coordinator, New York Bicycling Coalition
Bike Educator Tom Polk is a life-long cyclist and enjoys road cycling and commuting as well as mountain biking. He has been teaching safe biking skills at the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County since 2010. Tom initiated the Y’s “Bike It!” program for youth aged 10-14, and also... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm


Panel - Teaching Beginners to Ride – How to Create Biking Classes That Are Welcoming To Adults and Inexperienced Riders
Limited Capacity seats available

Rich Conroy, Education Director for Bike New York, will introduce their Adult Learn to Ride curriculum and what makes the program unique. Bike New York's Learn to Ride - Adult class is described as: "a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!"

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Rich Conroy

Director of Education, Bike New York
Rich has been the Director of Education since starting at Bike New York in 2004. He has a masters and doctorate from University of Notre Dame, and his bike industry experience includes working for Metro Bicycles and teaching middle school kids for Recycle-A-Bicycle. In addition to... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm