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Recipients of 2016 Bicycle Leadership Conference “Cycling’s Women to Watch” Scholarship Announced

February 22, 2016

The Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC), in collaboration with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), has announced the recipients of the “Cycling’s Women to Watch” scholarship. They are Amanda Schulze, Women's Business Manager at Trek Bicycles, Sarah Johnson, Supply Chain Analyst II at QBP, and Rebecca Karbon, North Regional Sales Manager at Specialized Bicycles.

The BPSA-funded scholarship will enable these women to attend the 2016 Bicycle Leadership
Conference, April 12-14 in Monterey, California.

"The BPSA is proud to underwrite these OIWC scholarships. This is the second year of full rides to BLC for a younger, more diverse group of future industry leaders, and we hope to continue this great tradition," explains Ray Keener, BPSA executive director.

The Bicycle Leadership Conference, owned and managed by the BPSA, is an annual, three-day conference for industry leaders and key stakeholders that includes networking, education and collaboration on key issues and opportunities facing the bicycling industry. The scholarship will cover conference registration, round-trip airfare, and hotel accommodations.

“The Bicycle Leadership Conference is the perfect opportunity for these women to gain invaluable industry insight, while expanding their professional network,” said Deanne Buck, executive director of OIWC. “As we focus on creating a stronger, more sustainable cycling industry with engaged, top-tier female talent, we are grateful for organizations like BPSA that support our efforts.”

For additional information about OIWC and other leadership opportunities for women in the cycling industry, visit