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.
Many entities are working to reduce the number of bike/car crashes in their communities though infrastructure and enforcement, but education is also a key component of crash prevention. Even though motorists are at fault 50% of the time in bike/car crashes the majority of education currently offered is focused on teaching cyclists about safe riding practices. In December 2015, the City of Fort Collins FC Bikes Program in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins, a non-profit advocacy organization, launched the Bicycle Friendly Driver Program to fill the gap in bicycle safety education. The program is designed to educate motorists about the safest ways to share the road with people on bikes.
Using a cost-effective method this innovative approach to bicyclist safety education reaches a new audience that may not be reached through traditional methods. The early success of the program – 27 companies and organizations (1700 total participants) hosted the training in the first year of the program -- illustrates the unmet demand for information about how drivers can safely coexist with all roadway users. In this session participants will receive a toolkit developed by FC Bikes and learn how to replicate the Bicycle Friendly Driver Program in their communities, regardless of size, and with relatively limited resources.
15 min. – Background and Data - Why your community needs motorist-focused bicycle safety education
45 min. – Education in Action – see the Bicycle Friendly Driver program in action
30 min. – Launch a BFD This Year - Interactive exercise to help participants build their own Bicycle Friendly Driver programs