Spoke’N Speaker Series Returns for 2024

March 8, 2024

We’re excited to announce the return of the Spoke’N Speaker Series for 2024, with lunch-hour zoom sessions sharing best practices and advice on bicycle topics!

This program is designed to equip all cyclists, novice to experienced, with the tools and knowledge to ride safely and confidently.

Schedule:

Session 1 (April 10)Overview of Bike Organizations and Infrastructure. A closer look at our institutional partners who own and manage parks and bike trails.

Watch the recording on YouTube »

 

Jay Bibby, AICP

Jay Bibby is the System Planner with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. This position involves the application of regional planning principles to the planning, design, construction and community outreach of park facilities and the management of natural resources. Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, a post-graduate diploma in GIS from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Kiff Hamp

Kiff Hamp is the Executive Director of the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative. In this capacity, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization, including fundraising and development, programming, and community outreach.

Before joining HWPI, Kiff served as Associate Director of Grants for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, overseeing all grant and foundation activity, as well as other development work, for the organization that focuses on Michigan’s most pressing climate change, clean water, and voting rights issues. Prior to that, he was Policy and Advocacy Manager for After School Matters, a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides after school and summer program opportunities to over 20,000 at-risk teenagers annually. He previously worked as an attorney at Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone P.L.C., and has experience in both state and municipal-level government.

Kiff holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Yale University, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford in Dearborn and the Board of Directors of the Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor. Kiff was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and now lives in the community with his wife, son, and daughter. In his spare time he enjoys running, biking, cooking, reading, and spending time with his family.


Session 2 (April 17) – Finding Local Resources. Focus on finding and utilizing resources available to you such as clubs and shops, the lowdown on attending local group rides, and more.

Watch the recording on YouTube »

 

Presenters:

Pat Kelley, Tri-County Bicycling Association

Dan Harrison, Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society

Marco Speeks, Metro 313 Cyclones/Major Taylor Detroit

Ted Sliwinski, Metropolis Cycles


Session 3 (April 24) – Finding Places to Ride. A deep dive into mapping apps and online tools to make bicycling safer.

Register for April 24 »


Session 4 (May 1) – Bike safety and Law. The Do’s and Don’ts of Michigan road riding.

Register for May 1 »


Session 5 (May 8) – Online Resources Beyond Mapping.

Register for May 8 »

*Sessions will be 25-30 min per topic, with an additional 10-15 min for questions and answers at the end.

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