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Outside Happenings: 11:00 – 4:00

Greener Oconomowoc Sponsored Bike Valet

Wheel & Sprocket Sponsored Tent with Bike Inspections & Safety Checks


Inside the Oconomowoc Arts Center & Oconomowoc High School Cafeteria

Children’s Activities (inside High School Cafeteria)

11:00  - ProHealth Care will provide bike helmets & bike helmet fitting for toddlers, children, youth and adult sizes for just $10 a helmet.

ProHealth Care‘s goal is to help parents keep their children safe this summer by getting a bike helmet fitting. Children are14 times more likely to survive a bike crash if they are wearing a bike helmet.  There will be a limit on the number of helmets so it will be based on a first come, first serve basis.


11:15 – 11:45am:  “Wheel-y Good Stories!" by Miss Betsy, Oconomowoc Children’s Librarian

Join Miss Betsy from the Oconomowoc Public Library for a fun- and action-packed story time!  ‘Gear’ed for preschoolers but good for everyone, this story time will be lots of fun! 


12:00- 12:30:   “Bicycling Safety Demonstration” by Waukesha County Sheriff Dept.


1:00 – 2:30: Children and Youth Activities tied to bikingcoordinated by the Oconomowoc High School Girl Scout Troop2683


Building Bridges Bike Forum:  1:00 – 2:00

Discussion with local and regional governments and advocacy groups about making SE Wisconsin a biking destination.

Oconomowoc and its sister communities line the pathways between Madison and Milwaukee. This region has long provided outdoor recreation with lakes, bike trails, cross country skiing, running paths, camping, hunting, and fishing, to name a few. Our small towns are pleasant to live in and refreshing to visit. This legacy can be preserved and enhanced by committed citizens and enlightened governments.

Greener Oconomowoc’s OconomoWALK and Bike committee believe that it is important for the bicycling community to come together with other riding clubs, industry players, advocacy organizations, and government entities to coordinate a dialogue around bicycling issues.

The Greener Oconomowoc Earth Day Bike Summit is the perfect venue where the necessary conversations can start, by bringing together these stakeholders to learn what each group is doing, would like to do, what the common interests are, and who can help.


Educational Programming:  2:00 – 4:00

2:00 – 2:30:  “One World Two Wheels: The Impact of Bicycles as Transportation, its effects on health and the environment” by Jessica Binder, Wisconsin Bicycle Federation


2:30 – 4:00: Sweepstakes Prize Drawings for a chance to win a TREK bike and SARIS bike rack along with other SWAG items.

Movie Preview – “Pedaling a Dream”

Q & A with Documentarian Jeff Barrie 

 

Mr. Barrie’s forthcoming movie “Pedaling A Dream” will be previewed for the first time at the Earth Day Bike Summit.  The documentary will offer a new perspective on what it means to save the planet, as it follows Barrie’s 4,600 mile bike trek across America in 2000.  Barrie completed the bike trek in order to stop oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  The film will highlight environmental issues as it tells Mr. Barrie’s story of self-discovery and personal empowerment.  More information at http://www.pedalingadream.org/ .

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