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All breakout, plenary sessions, and mobile workshops are open to all Summit attendees unless otherwise noted. Let us know you would like to partipate by adding it to your schedule here. Space in all Mobile Workshops is limited, so sign up quick! 

The Active Transportation Leadership Institute is designed for Summit attendees who are staff of local and/or state-wide advocacy organizations.


The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year for bike advocates and professionals! 

WITH NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE OVAL OFFICE, we need your voice FOR BIKES on Capitol Hill!  Congress will be in session to hear your voice.

This INSPIRING event builds our movement for 2017 and beyond. Focus will be on regional planning, national and local messaging, and the road map of our work together in advancing the bicycling movement. Networking opportunities, keynote addresses from top government officials, workshops highlighting innovative advocacy ideas, and an organized Lobby Day to bring our pro-bicycling message to our elected officials on Capitol Hill - experience it all during our few days together!

This year’s event will be held March 6-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown DC, located at 999 Ninth St. NW Washington, DC 20001. 

Thursday, March 9 • 10:00am - 3:00pm
Finding the Heart of Your Story - PedalLove

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In this hands-on workshop Pedal Love Founder/Director Melissa Balmer will share specifically why storytelling is such a powerful tool you need to harness now to keep your current supporters engaged and attract fresh audiences.  You'll participate in guided writing exercises, and collaborations with fellow participants to not only find both yours, but your organization's most compelling stories. Further, select participants will share their stories with the entire group and will be given positive, useful feedback.  You'll leave this workshop knowing exactly how to blend storytelling into your next email newsletter, sponsorship request, live presentation or webinar. Please purchase your ticket through Eventbrite. 

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Melissa Balmer

Founder/Director, Pedal Love
Melissa Balmer is the former Media Director for the California Bicycle Coalition and the Founder/Director of PedalLove.org. She is a writer, media relations specialist, and trainer dedicated to growing more active, mindful mobility through the craft of storytelling. Melissa has... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Meeting Rooms 8/9