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.
How do I register for the Summit? You can register online here.
How do I get the member discount? In order to receive the member discount you must be a current League member. In order to join the League or to renew your membership, please visit the join or renew page.
My organization or club is a member of the League but I’m not, do I get the member rate?Each club or organization that is an affiliated member of the League can register two Summit attendees at the special member rate. You can affiliate your club or organization here.
How do I find my membership number? Your member number is listed on your membership card or copy of American Bicyclist magazine. If you have questions regarding your membership status, please call us at (202) 822-1333, and we will be glad to assist you.
Where is the Summit taking place? 999 9th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202) 898-9000
Where can I rent a bike while in Washington DC?
Where can I rent a bike while in Washington DC? We are working with Bikes To Borrow who will have high-quality, lightweight hybrid and road bikes available on-site for day or multiple-day rentals, ideal for the fitness or guided bike tours with the DC Cycling Concierge or exploring and riding on your own. Bikes to Borrow are offering Summit attendees a 10% discount on rental and will deliver the bike to the Renaissance Hotel, enter code: NBS2017 at checkout.
Bike and Roll is another great option for bike rental. Here you can choose from hybrids, road bikes, tandems, commuter bike, and kid bikes. The company also offers tours of the city by bike.
Where can I get a bike map? Visit WABA.org for bike maps, suggested routes, and other great information about riding a bike in the metro DC region.
DDOT also provides bike maps.
How do I get to D.C.? Washington, D.C. is accessible via three airports, as well as Amtrak and Metrorail.
Washington’s Reagan National Airport is a 5 mile bike ride, a 20-minute cab ride, or a 20-minute metro ride to the Renaissance Hotel.
Dulles International Airport is a 30 mile bike ride, a 50-minute cab ride, or a 90 minute Metro/Bus trip via West Falls Church Metro Station to the Renaissance Hotel. Washington Flyer bus service is also an option.
Baltimore-Washington International a 38 mile bike ride, a 1 hour cab ride or a 90 minute Metro/Bus trip via Union Station. BWI often has the cheapest rates.
How do I get around D.C.?
Washington has an excellent public transportation system that is relatively bike-accessible. All buses in Washington are equipped with bike racks allowing for excellent Bike-'N-Ride access. In addition, bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two bicycles per car) weekdays except 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as most holidays (limited to four bicycles per car). To learn about the Metro, visit www.wmata.com. There you will find a map as well as information about taking bikes on Metro. Also, Capital Bikeshare is an easy way to travel around town. Docks with instructions are throughout the city — visit capitalbikeshare.com to learn more.
Where can I find a D.C. bike map? GoDCGo.com has a number of biking resources including this live Interactive Map. Maps will be available onsite but if you wish to order a paper map in advance click here. These maps highlight the region’s extensive bicycle network of cycle tracks, bike lanes, trails, Capital Bikeshare stations, and safety information. DDOT also provides downloadable PDFs of portions of this bike map. Additional bike trail maps for D.C. and the surrounding area are available here.
Where can I find a bike shop in D.C.?
Regardless of where you stay in the city or beyond, a bike shop is never far away. Use our 'connect locally' feature for a full listing of area bike shops.
What else is going on in D.C. that week?
Will I have time to visit the monuments and museums around the Mall?
Yes! In addition to carving out your own time to explore DC, we are working with the DC Cycling Concierge for several sightseeing tours (space is limited to sign up today!) during the day and evening. Seveal Smithsonian museums are within walking distance of the National Bike Summit. Just two blocks away is the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. If you have time between Hill meetings on Wednesday you could always visit the nearby National Gallery of Art, the Botanical Garden Conservatory, the Library of Congress or the National Museum of the American Indian.
In addition, there are several bike tours (see above about DC Cycling Concierge tours from the Summit or check out Bike and Roll), bus tours (including Big Bus Tours, DC Trails, Old Town Trolley Tours and more), and walking tours ( Washington Walks, Free Tours By Foot, and Walk of the Town), so you can fit sightseeing in after your action-packed conference days. Check any of these out to tour this Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community, and the home of the League of American Bicyclists.