Join Visit Bentonville for the 2019 Arkansas Bike Summit! This talk show styled event will feature open conversations designed to engage, inspire, and inform those in attendance. The Arkansas Bike Summit will bring together thought leaders who will share their insights and experiences to foster the development of cycling events, infrastructure, marketing, and branding of our cycling community.
Ebin Weiss- Bike Snob
Eben Weiss has been chronicling and critiquing the world of cycling since 2007 when he started the mercilessly irreverent Bike Snob NYC blog. He's also the author of four books (Bike Snob, The Enlightened Cyclist, Bike Snob Abroad, and The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual), a digital columnist for Outside magazine, and the host of the Bike Snob radio show on WBAI in New York. He lives in New York City with his family.
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Andy is a self-described Raconteur and Funhog - consulting, photographing and storytelling for various brands in the outdoor and cycling industry. He vows to never grow up.
Frances is CEO of Walrus, an advertising and media agency she co-founded with Deacon Webster in 2005. Before Walrus, Frances was CMO at Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Director of Business Development at BSSP. A graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee), Frances sits on the Advisory Board for the Babson Center of Excellence at Sewanee and is a member of the 4A’s Eastern Region Board. As an active proponent of the industry, she has presented at Advertising Week, 4A's annual conference appeared on the Ad Age Ad Lib podcast, and has been featured in publications including Huffington Post, Adweek, Campaign US, Business Insider, The Drum, and Ad Age. Frances spent her college summers mountain biking in Crested Butte, Colorado, was a member of Sewanee's Mountain Biking team and now enjoys riding with her children, Henry and France.
Kent is a designer in the Fayetteville, AR office. He graduated from the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture program with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. In previous employment and since joining Alta, Kent has pursued his passion for active transportation by focusing on soft and hard surface trail planning and design, on-street bicycle facility design and implementation, and recreational development around community natural and cultural resources. He brings experience in community outreach and education, on-street bicycle facility design, as well as experience in graphic support, design and project management.
Paul L. Wojciechowski
Paul Wojciechowski is a Principal at the premier Active Transportation planning and design firm in the United State, Alta Planning + Design. He is a transportation planner and engineer with over 35 years of experience in planning and designing innovative transportation facilities, and integrating these facilities to function with adjacent land-uses. Paul has dedicated his career to public projects that enhance communities and regional systems, and has contributed ideas for development projects that achieve community goals, including award-winning projects such as the regional Gateway Bike Plan in St. Louis and the City of Woodson Terrace Comprehensive Plan.
More guests and schedule to be released soon!
For information about partnerships with this event, please contact Aimee Ross, Bike Bentonville Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.