Summit Proceedings Released
Conference highlighted elite racing and grassroots programming
Seventh Summit takes place in Minneapolis
Great River Energy Bicycle Festival was the site of the seventh Yoplait
Nouriche Womenís Cycling Summit. Topics on the agenda included
gaining recognition for women in male-dominated sports and entry level
programming for women.
keynote speaker was NASCAR driver Kari Miller. Miller discussed the
challenges that she faces in a sport that has historically been the
exclusive domain of men. She was then joined by Laura Van Gilder (TEAm
Lipton) and Jim Williams (Colavita / Cooking Light), who discussed parallel
challenges faced by women in cycling.
second session of the Yoplait Nouriche Summit focused on grassroots
programming for women. The leadoff speaker was Susy Pryde, the former
professional racer who now coaches the New Zealand national womenís
development team sponsored by Jazz Apple. The panel discussion that
followed included Pryde, Midwest Cycling Made Realís Paula Plant, Bethany
Collins, manager of the Colorado-based Rio Grande/Sports Garage team and USA
Cycling Level II Coach Fiona Lockhart.
Proceedings from the Summit can be found at www.WomenCyclists.com
the Yoplait Nouriche Womenís Cycling Summits
Yoplait Summits, which are now sponsored by Yoplait Nouriche, began at the
2003 Great River Energy Bicycle Festival with the mission of building
womenís cycling through networking and education. The Summits take place twice annually: at the Festival in June and at
the Interbike trade show in October.
For more information, visit www.WomenCyclists.com or send E mail to Summits@WomenCyclists.com
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