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Save the Date! Wyoming Active Transportation Bike | Walk | Trails Summit June 24-26, 2020 in Casper WY


“Connecting Plans to Action”
for Economic, Quality of Life, and Health Benefits

For Immediate Release – Please contact:
Angela Emery [email protected] (307) 577-1206
Tim Young [email protected] 307-413-8464

Casper, Wyoming – The Platte River Trails Trust and Wyoming Pathways will again co-present the 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike Walk Trails Summit in Casper, WY June 24-26.  The Summit will provide an opportunity for community leaders, biking and walking advocates, and transportation, recreation, and health professionals, to focus on helping Wyoming communities produce implementable plans and programs to realize the economic, quality of life and health benefits of active transportation. 

The 2020 event will to be held at the Tate Pumphouse Trail Center and is Wyoming’s premier gathering of people interested in bicycling and walking and how the “active modes” of transportation benefit their communities and the State of Wyoming.

The 2020 Summit theme is “Connecting Plans to Action”, with an agenda designed to provide strategies and tools to help you move past the planning stage to make your projects a reality. The 2020 Summit will feature presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. Topics include community pathways, local “complete street” networks, developing rural bicycling routes and rural economies, active transportation options and programs that can create health benefits and cost savings for communities, walkable downtowns for every city and town, and developing community-based natural surface trails.

Attendees can expect compelling presentations and panel discussions by top experts in these areas, who will focus on helping you cross the bridge between “plans and actions”.

The Summit begins on Wednesday afternoon, with an optional “Walkable Bikeable Business-Ready Communities” field trip in downtown Casper to see real-world examples of complete streets projects. 

Wednesday evening attendees will have the opportunity to network on the Tate Pumphouse terrace starting at 5:30pm along the beautiful North Platte River, followed by a welcome dinner at the Tate Pumphouse, with special guests Wyoming Representative Steve Harshman and Senator Jim Anderson from Casper joining us.

On Thursday the Summit features expert speakers and helpful panels all day on Active Transportation topics, with lunch and snacks provided, and will wrap-up by 4:30pm. For those staying for the optional Friday workshops, there will be an informal get-together at the landmark Gruner Brothers Brew Pub, where attendees can discuss the days events and continue networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

Two optional workshops will be offered on Friday morning, a. Trail Builders Workshop for those interested in natural surface trails, or b. Design Best Practices for Biking and Walking Facilities.

The 2020 Wyoming Active Transportation Bike Walk Trails Summit promises to be a “must-attend” event for anyone working with or interested in learning leading-edge active transportation strategies and tools that can be applied in your communities to make them better, healthier, and fun places to live for all ages and abilities.

To learn more about the Summit and how to register and book rooms at the special Summit rate, please visit the Summit page on the Wyoming Pathways website: https://www.wyopath.org/2020-wyoming-active-transportation-bike-walk-trails-summit/.