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Womenís Summit Proceedings Released

Conference highlighted elite racing and grassroots programming

Seventh Summit takes place in Minneapolis

Summit Website

The 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.

The 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.

The 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 

About the Yoplait Nouriche Womenís Cycling Summits

 The 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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