Women interested in learning about a healthy activity they can pursue for the rest of their lives are invited to attend the first-ever Saint Louis Women’s Bike Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 23 at Concordia Seminary. The one-day event will offer lectures, panel discussions, experiential sessions and networking opportunities intended to unite the women of Metro St. Louis who share an interest in cycling, whether road, mountain, cyclocross, track, gravel, tandem or any other style.

The day will include education on how to get involved in charity rides (as a rider or volunteer) and what to do if you are involved in a crash, a panel exploring the different types of cycling, hands-on bike maintenance instruction, a program on nutrition on and off the bike, and more. Keynote speakers Teri Griege, a local triathlete who overcame Stage 4 cancer to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and Faye Page Edwards, award-winning fitness activist and leader of Girl Trek St. Louis.

Additional highlights include a charity raffle and time to visit vendors/sponsor tables, as well as a fun bike ride led by experienced riders (a limited number of demo bikes will be available) followed by a happy hour and networking party with extra giveaways.

A pre-event fundraising concert will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. on March 29 at the Tavern of Fine Arts, featuring jazz, classical, Latin and gypsy music.

For more information about either event, visit www.stlwomensbikesummit.org. A portion of proceeds will go to St. Louis Bicycle Works.