The Yoplait Nouriche Women's Cycling Summit will return to the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival on Wednesday, June 8. Participants will include riders and managers competing in the Nature Valley Grand Prix, cycling luminaries from across the country and area cyclists. The mission of these Summits is to build women's cycling at both the grassroots and elite level in North America.
Past Yoplait Nouriche Summits have covered a broad range of topics. The Summit held in June of 2004 presented panel discussions on giving more value to your sponsors and on working with the media. The following October, the Summit at Interbike covered bike industry sponsorships and strategies for making bike shops more welcoming to women.
The upcoming Summit will include a 'town hall meeting' on the Women's Prestige Cycling Series. This women-only series, which had its start in the 2003 Summits, is highlighting women's racing by giving them a spotlight that the women don't have to share with the men. Series events include the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the Tour de 'Toona/International, and the Bermuda Grand Prix.
Grassroots topics will include strategies for recruiting women to recreational and racing clubs. Other topics will be announced when the agenda is released in May. The Summit is a collaborative project and the organizers welcome your input on the agenda.
For more information see www.WomenCyclists.com.