2015 YOUTH BIKE SUMMITLogo_YouthBikeSummit

February 13-15, 2015

The Washington Student Cycling League is pleased to present a unique Student Leadership Summit this year!

For 2015 we are partnering with the Youth Bike, whose mission is to transform local communities and strengthen the national movement by empowering bicycle leaders. They do this through the YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT.

For four years, this national summit has taken place in New York City. Seattle is honored to host the Youth Bike Summit for its first year on the road! Last year more than 500 youth and adults attended the Youth Bike Summit from 26 states and 4 countries. Join the movement and contribute your ideas about what a better biking future looks like.


Adults and youth of all ages! Last year approximately 500 people attended this event and about 50% were adults and 50% youth.


The Youth Bike Summit is an annual three-day national conference bringing together educators, advocates, activists, students, teenagers, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders to engage around youth, bicycles, education, and advocacy. We bring people together from different disciplines and backgrounds to network, learn, and explore how the bicycle is a catalyst for positive social change.

Participants are dedicated to showcasing and sharing the best practices, unique perspectives, and insights they bring from their local communities to a national platform. Through hands-on workshops, presentations (many led by youth), keynote speakers, discussion, and visioning, we transform dialogue about the benefits of safe and equitable access to transportation and mobility through the bicycle into practical, actionable outcomes, while supporting the health, development, stewardship, and empowerment of youth.

The Youth Bike Summit is a supportive, encouraging, and inclusive space that welcomes and highlights a myriad of perspectives relating to advocacy, activism, social justice, job training/readiness, health, policy, transportation and mobility, food and energy, climate change, community resilience, organizing, design, and social innovation – all supporting bicycling as a catalyst for the health of our communities. Aiming to unite theory and practice, the Youth Bike Summit is co-organized by Youth Bike (a program of Recycle-A-Bicycle and The New School’s urbanBIKE Initiative).

YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT PROGRAM 2015 can be found here: http://youthbikesummit.org/program-2015/


Various locations within walking distance to:

Bike Works

3715 S. Hudson St.

Seattle, WA 98118



Youth Bike transforms our local communities and strengthens our national movement by empowering bicycle leaders.

Guiding Principles:

  • We believe in the capacity of youth to lead
  • We believe in the power of the bicycle as a catalyst for positive social change
  • We believe in the importance of a diverse, multi-cultural and equitable movement
  • We believe when youth ride bikes, our communities are healthier and more sustainable
  • We believe that sharing & learning together will make each of us stronger



Registration is now open! Washington Student Cycling League members register here:



General Participants * WSCL Participants
24 yrs. & younger $25.00 24 yrs. & younger $20.00
25 yrs. & older $50.00 25 yrs. & older $45.00

Includes: meals and event t-shirt

* Special pricing is only available through WSCL registration site.



Each WSCL team may nominate one student rider to represent their team at the Summit at no charge. Coaches, please submit or your representative to lisa@washingtonleague.org and they will be notified and issued a coupon code for registration.