Program for Davis Symposium

Bicicultures Roadshow Symposium

United States Bicycling Hall of Fame

303 3rd Street, Davis, CA

Tuesday, April 16

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and welcome

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Introductions

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session I: Is There a Bicycle Culture?

Chris Carlsson (Shaping San Francisco)

“General Intellect’s Cavalry: The Bicycling Movement on the Front Lines of the Culture War”

Luis Vivanco (Anthropology, University of Vermont)

“Techniques of the Bicycle and Other Perspectives on Culture and Bicycle Mobility”

Kevin Wehr (Sociology, CSU Sacramento)

“Visibility and Invisibility: Courier Culture and Co-optation”

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session II: Histories of Bicycling Cultures

Frédéric Savre (Sociology, Aix-Marseille University)

“The Spread and Institutionalization of the Mountain Bike: From its Californian Origins to Olympic Recognition (1970-1996)”

Shelley Lucas (Kinesiology, Boise State University)

“Women’s Road Racing:  Historic and Heroic Efforts to Get a Place in the Race”

Jacquie Phelan (Founder of Women’s Mountain Biking & Tea Society and former pro mountain bike racer)

“Opposite Attraction: The 30 Year Bond Shared by Framebuilder and Racing Muse”

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Session III: Understanding Space and Bicycling Cultures

Rebecca Journey (Anthropology, University of Chicago)

“‘Civil Cycling’ and Mobile Moralities: Emergent Ethical Publics on Copenhagen’s ‘Cycle Superhighway'”

Chuck Lewis (English, Beloit College)

“Tread Marks and Trend lines:  Riding the Bicycle in(to) the Integrative College Writing Classroom”

Sarah Rebolloso McCullough (Cultural Studies, UC Davis)

“Constructing Nature, Constructing Histories”

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bike Tours of Davis

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Spokin’ Bike Reading at Avid Reader featuring:

Chuck Lewis, Professor of English at Beloit College

Phillip Barron, author of The Outspokin’ Cyclist

Kevin Wehr, author of Hermes on Two Wheels: The Sociology of Bicycle Messengers 

Luis Vivanco, author of Reconsidering the Bicycle: An Anthropological Perspective on a (New) Old Thing

Jason Henderson, author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco

Adonia Lugo, contributor to Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20, edited by Chris Carlsson, LisaRuth Elliot, and Adriana Camarena

Susan Handy, contributor to City Cycling, edited by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dinner and Bici Party at Bike Forth, hosted by the Davis Bike Collective

Wednesday, April 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Demonstration of Davis Bike to School process & technologies, hosted by Tim Starback of (Advanced registration required. Email Sarah to register.)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session I: The Relationships between Bicycling and Culture

Alison Hill Graves (Board of Directors, League of American Bicyclists)

“Building Community through Bicycling”

Peter Wood (Geography, The Open University)

““They Do That in New York Now, It’s Not Just European”; How Cyclists Repurpose Cycling to Support Their Personal Projects”

Jenna Burton (Founder of Red, Bike and Green)

“Using a Cultural Approach to Address Social Injustice”

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Session II: Expanding the Reach of Bicycle Technology

Natalie Popovich (Transportation Studies, UC Davis)

“Experiences of Electric Bike Users in the Davis-Sacramento Region: Are E-Bikes More than Just the ‘Lazy Person’s Bicycle’?”

Dave Snyder (Executive Director, California Bicycle Coalition)

“Measuring the Bicycle Level of Service of a Whole Network”

Mariam Asad (Digital Media Studies, Georgia Tech University)

“Cycle Atlanta: Data-Driven Discourse in City Planning”

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Session III: Changing the City through Bicycling

Lusi Morhayim (Architecture, UC Berkeley)

“Fixing the City in the Neoliberal Context”

Sandra Hamlat (Board of Directors, East Bay Bicycle Coalition)

“Bicycle Advocacy and Climate Action Planning”

Adonia Lugo (Anthropology, UC Irvine)

“Critiquing Research and Advocacy to Make Change”

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing remarks

4:00 p.m. Official end. Participants are invited to enjoy the Davis Farmer’s Market and tour the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

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