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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.

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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. 

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Sunday, March 5
 

3:00pm

Free Early Orientation Casual Bike Ride
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a complimentary ride hosted by DC Cycle Concierge, no fee required.

Meet at the Renaissance hotel and start your Summit experience off right with a bike ride. This is a casually paced (10 mph avg) ride, covering 5-6 miles over 1.5 hours. Riders will start at the conference site, visit the Capitol Building, House & Senate buildings while noting Metro stations, Mobile Workshop Stops (Nat Geo, NPR & World Bank) and more along the way. Get to know the city by bike and become familiar with locations included in the agenda of the National Bike Summit. 

Riders must have their own bike and helmet. Rent a bike for multiple days while attending the Summit through Bikes to Borrow. Use code NBS2017 for a 10% discount. There must be at least 6 riders for the ride to happen. Rides will not happen if there is heavy rain, snow, ice, or thunder/lightening. 
 

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

5:00pm

League Annual Meeting

Sunday March 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
RM: Mount Vernon Square A/B 999 9th Street Northwest Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

6:30pm

Registration Desk Opens
Sunday March 5, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lower Level

7:00pm

DC's Best Sights at Night Tour

We are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. Cost is $30. Select the "Ticket" button in the upper right. 

This year we are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. This tour is a casually paced ride with multiple stops to enjoy DC's iconic monuments and memorials brilliantly illuminated against a dark night sky.  It will cover 8-10 miles with a casual pace over over 2.5-3 hours.  Bring your helmet and bike or rent a bike through Bikes to Borrow: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/   use code: NBS2017 to get a 10% discount.   Rides are capped at 20 participants and will occur with 6 or more participants. Full refunds will be given if weather is snowy, icy, or stormy and if the ride does not have 6 signups. 

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Sunday March 5, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
 
Monday, March 6
 

7:00am

Free Fast Fitness Group Road Ride
This is a complimentary ride hosted by DC Cycle Concierge, no fee required. 

Meet at the Renaissance hotel and start your morning with a bike ride. This is a quick paced (16+ mph avg) ride, covering 20 miles over 1.5 hours. Riders will start at the conference site and will hit R St, McArthur Blvd and onto the Capital Crescent Trail.

Riders must have their own bike and helmet. Rent a bike for multiple days while attending the Summit through Bikes to Borrow. Use code NBS2017 for a 10% discount. There must be at least 6 riders for the ride to happen. Rides will not happen if there is heavy rain, snow, ice, or thunder/lightening. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

7:30am

Registration Desk Opens
Monday March 6, 2017 7:30am - 6:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

9:00am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: University of Maryland, College Park
Limited Capacity filling up

This mobile workshop is designed for University/College administrators. Participants will meet at the Metro's Green Line College Park - U of MD station at 9:00AM. The tour will be conducted on bike and will explore new and innovative campus facilities at Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly University University of Maryland, College Park. Discussion about policy, enforcement, encouragement, and other elements of the Bicycle Friendly University program will follow in a classroom environment, over lunch.

Due to limited space, this workshop is only open to college and university-affiliated professionals and advocates.  This is a great networking and learning opportunity for University/College personnel!
 
Helmets are required, but may be provided if requested in advance. Bikes and lunch are provided by UMD. Please contact Amelia Neptune amelia@bikeleague.org for more information. 

Speakers
AG

Aaron Goldbeck

University of Maryland
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists



Monday March 6, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Univeristy of Maryland, College Park Metro Green Line Station - College Park - U of MD

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP, BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS: National Public Radio
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

National Public Radio (NPR) is an award-winning, multimedia news organization that reaches 26 million radio listeners each week, and nearly 20 million people monthly on digital platforms. In collaboration with more than 900 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to provide the public with a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.  

Participants of the mobile workshop will get a behind the scenes look at NPR’s new state-of-the-art bike facilities and hear from NPR bike group members  The tour of this Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business will finish with a visit to the two-story, open floor newsroom bustling with NPR activity.



Monday March 6, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
NPR World Headquarters 1111 North Capitol Street, NE in Washington, D.C.

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP, BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS: National Geographic Society
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

On this mobile workshop to the Bicycle Friendly Business, National Geographic Society, you'll visit impressive bike facilities such as indoor bike parking, bike repair area & employee locker rooms. Just as impressive - along the way you'll visit the African Savanna, swim with Great White Sharks, and examine tiny tree frogs, all through a telephoto lens. Experience National Geographic as you never have before.   You'll have complimentary access to the NGS museum and the opportunity to view exotic and iconic NGS photography. This is the newest addition to the mobile workshops of the Summit and is limited to 20 people. Sign up now by adding yourself to the list through Sched.



Monday March 6, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
National Geographic Society 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP, BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS: The World Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but exist as a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. They have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The organization is a Silver level BFB.

The colossal World Bank building accommodates hundreds of bikes, and offers workstands, tools, and locker rooms for their abundance of bike commuters. Walk through the World Bank’s picturesque atrium to visit the (bike) Commuter Services’ desk and experience one of the most beautiful working places in the city. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with bike group members and a representative of The World Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Program.


Monday March 6, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
The World Bank Corporate Office 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

10:00am

First Timers Meeting
If you have never been to the National Bike Summit before or if you feel like you could use an orientation, then this session is for you. We'll take a look at the schedule, review mobile apps that will make your summit better, and otherwise prepare for an eventful and impactful 3 days.

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 



Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am
Congressional Ballroom A

10:00am

MEET-UP: Clubs
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dekkinga

Kevin Dekkinga

Membership Director, League of American Bicyclists
RM

Ralph Monti

League of American Bicyclists


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom C

10:00am

Q&A with American Specialty Insurance
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dekkinga

Kevin Dekkinga

Membership Director, League of American Bicyclists
JD

Jina Doyle

Vice President, Client Services, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.
RW

Rene Waterson

Account Manager, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom C

10:00am

Ask a Smart Cycling Coach
Come with all of your bicycling education related questions to ask a Smart Cycling LCI Coach

Speakers
avatar for Rich Conroy

Rich Conroy

Education Director, Bike New York
I started the Learn to Ride program at Bike New York which has been replicated in many cities nationwide. I was even on Sesame Street with co-worker Zoe Cheswick teaching Murray the Monster and a bunch of Brooklyn kids how to ride a bike for the first time. I'm also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and LCI coach for the League. I'm really excited about how bike education expands participation in cycling by empowering more people from all walks... Read More →
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists
PT

Preston Tyree

Co Founder, Trike Neighborhoods


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 7

10:00am

Active Transportation Leadership Institute First Steps: Identifying Training Needs and Network Tools
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Active Transportation Leadership Institute launches at the Summit.

As a member of an advocacy organization member of the League of American Bicyclists you are invited to attend the Active Transportation Leadership Institute sessions. They will occur on:

These sessions will be structured for peer learning and listening. On Monday you will have the opportunity to suggest breakout topics that you would like to discuss on Thursday. Thursday will be split into two parts:

1.       Peer learning and best practices – where you lead discussions or presentations on topics of interest to your organizations.

2.       Listening session for the Active Transportation Leadership Institute – where League staff will lead discussions on topics suggested by you about how the Active Transportation Leadership Institute can serve your organizational needs.

This session is for state and local advocates.  For more information on the Institute visit http://institute.bikeleague.org/.

Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mount Vernon Square A

10:00am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: Bicycles = Liberation, National Museum of American History
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet inside at the National Museum of American History at the Constitution Avenue NW entrance. The museum is a mile from the hotel and opens at 10:00AM.

Explore the Smithsonian's "Bicycles = Liberation" exhibit. From the 1880s to the 1910s, Americans took to the wheel, sparking a nationwide bicycle craze. In the era before automobiles, bicycles were a means of affordable personal mobility. Americans awheel went to new places and felt differently about themselves. 

Included in this extensive display is an 1896 Columbia bicycle made by Pope Manufacturing Company. Embellished with gems and gold by Tiffany & Co. it is referred to as the "Hope Diamond of Bicycles."   Put your walking shoes on, this is a walking tour!



Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The National Museum of American History Constitution Avenue, NW Between 12th and 14th Streets Washington, D.C.

10:00am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: Innovation in DC
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a walking tour and will START at the Bikestation at Union Station at 10:00AM and END at NoMa-Gallaudet University New York Ave Metro Station.

Visit some of DC's newest and most innovative protected bike lanes and hear directly from DC's Department of Transportation, Washington Area Bicyclists Association and the Business Improvement District on how they worked together to increase ridership, safety, and neighborhood satisfaction. Of course, its never quite so easy so we'll also hear about tradeoffs and complications of the project.  Put your walking shoes on, this is a walking tour!


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union Station

10:00am

Rising Tides of DC Tour

We are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. Cost is $30. Select the "Ticket" button in the upper right. 

This year we are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. This tour is a casually paced ride with multiple stops to explore DC's geographic & social history and climate change outlook.  It will cover 12 miles with a casual pace. Bring your helmet and bike or rent a bike through Bikes to Borrow: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/   use code: NBS2017 to get a 10% discount.   Rides are capped at 20 participants and will occur with 6 or more participants. Full refunds will be given if weather is snowy, icy, or stormy and if the ride does not have 6 signups. 

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

11:00am

State Coordinators Meeting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This will be an opportunity to check in, go over the asks, and any questions you have regarding meetings, the app or anything else.

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Monday March 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A

12:00pm

State Coordinators Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

We welcome all State Coordinators to this luncheon and encourage all coordinators to have attended the the State Coordinators meeting in its entirety directly prior to the lunch. Please sign up on this list if you would like to attend. 

Thanks for all that you do! 

Monday March 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Congressional Ballroom B

2:00pm

PLENARY - Opening Session
How Bicycling Makes Lemonade - a tall glass of storytelling

Congratulations! You're in one of the most important conversations of our time - how we move about more actively, mindfully and sustainably for mobility in the modern world. The bike is a tool for optimism. But we're also living in a time of confusion and division that needs compelling storytellers to build bridges, change hearts and minds, and build momentum. Consider yourself recruited to take your storytelling to the next level.

Join Melissa Balmer of Pedal Love, Monica Garrison of Black Girls Do Bike, Barb Chamberlain formerly of Cascade Bicycle Club now of Washington State DOT, Renee Moore of WABA, Maria Boustead of Po Campo, Kit Keller formerly of  Association Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Timberley Jones of Relay Bikeshare Atlanta, and Charlie Gandy Vice Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition Board for an inspiring session pf storytelling in how bicycling has made lemonade in their lives to gear you up for your most successful summit yet.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Balmer

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 placed Pedal Love, its creative team, events and CalBike in local, regional, statewide and national news outlets such as the Associated Press, Bicycling Magazine... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom North/Central

3:15pm

Break
Monday March 6, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

3:30pm

BREAKOUT: Bicycle Friendly State Bench Marking Report Online - Tools to Help You Make the Case
Learn about the new online tool for exploring bicycling and walking data created by the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The data for this tool was collected by the League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly State program and the Alliance for Biking and Walking's 2016 Benchmarking Report.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lavrenz

Steve Lavrenz

Technical Programs Specialist, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Dr. Steven Lavrenz is a technical programs specialist for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the director of technical services for the National Operations Center of Excellence. In addition to leading the Benchmarking Report Website development through ITE, he is involved in a number of projects and policy development pertaining to Complete Streets, Healthy Communities, and Active Transportation. Dr. Lavrenz holds a Ph.D. in civil... Read More →
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Kate Robb

Kate Robb

Policy Analyst, American Public Health Association
Kate Robb is a policy analyst at the American Public Health Association. In this role, she works on the Healthy Community Design initiatives for the Center for Public Health Policy, which includes active transportation, transportation, and healthy homes. Kate has expertise in community engagement, chronic disease prevention initiatives, and promoting walkability on a local level. Kate received her Master of Science in Public Health from... Read More →



Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mount Vernon Square A

3:30pm

POSTER SESSION: Bicycle Friendly University Showcase
This session will highlight innovative programs and initiatives from bicycle-friendly colleges and universities across the country.  

Campuses that participate in the League's Bicycle Friendly University program are invited to present a poster showcasing their efforts and achievements. Proposal submissions must be received by Friday, February 10.  To propose a poster topic from your campus, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Summit_BFUPoster

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists


Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom C

3:30pm

Q&A with American Specialty Insurance
Speakers
JD

Jina Doyle

Vice President, Client Services, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.
RW

Rene Waterson

Account Manager, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.


Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 6

3:30pm

BREAKOUT: Lobbying 101
Does the idea of lobbying make you nervous? Are you new to lobbying, or just have questions? Then this workshop is for you. We'll take the time to go over what happens in a lobby visit and how to prepare, how to message to your legislators, and what to do if they ask you a question you don't know the answer to!  

The most important message is that lobbying is a process and not just one meeting- so you'll learn to not sweat the small stuff and feel confident in your Hill meetings on Wednesday. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:30pm

BREAKOUT: PedalLove: The Power of Storytelling for Compelling Presentations

In this 90-minute presentation, you'll be given the specific tools you need to revolutionize your presentation skills. Pedal Love's Founder/Director Melissa Balmer will share the key steps you need to take to put power in your powerpoints, craft engaging stories, and give memorable live presentations and webinars. Further, Balmer shares the science behind storytelling and why it can change hearts and minds over data alone, skills to harness from some of our nation's greatest speakers and presenters, and why your approach - from visuals, language choice, and body language -  is as important as your content.



Speakers
avatar for Melissa Balmer

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 placed Pedal Love, its creative team, events and CalBike in local, regional, statewide and national news outlets such as the Associated Press, Bicycling Magazine... Read More →



Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom B

3:30pm

BREAKOUT: Tools for Recreational and Rural Road Advocacy - Improving Rumble Strips and Chip Seal
This session will provide advocates, club members and officials with an overview and key
takeaways from the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide (STAR guide): https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/small_towns/.

In addition, attendees will gain the knowledge, steps, and actions for ensuring their state follows best practices for road treatments that include rumble strips and chip seal. Case studies will provide common sense approaches that will spark local action and questions will be answered by an expert panel.

Moderators
avatar for Saara Snow

Saara Snow

Travel Initiatives Coordinator, Adventure Cycling Association

Speakers
LB

Lea Brooks

Advocate, Bike SLO County
AJ

Amy Johnson Ely

Executive Director, Palmetto Cycling Coalition
avatar for Steve Durrant, FASLA

Steve Durrant, FASLA

Vice President, Alta Planning + Design
The leading international consulting firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian plans, project design and encouragement programs. | | Creating active, healthy communities, and hiring the best professionals.
avatar for Saara Snow

Saara Snow

Travel Initiatives Coordinator, Adventure Cycling Association



Monday March 6, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A

5:00pm

NEW BELGIUM BREWING Happy Hour
Monday March 6, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
North/Central Ballroom

6:00pm

Welcoming Banquet & Awards Dinner
Celebrate the bicycling movement with this fun and inspirational evening with fellow bike advocates and professionals. There will be music, food, drinks, and great stories of successes in our movement. 

Speakers
avatar for KJ Hardy

KJ Hardy

Deputy Director of Development, The League of American Bicyclists
Focused on achieving ambitious goals to improve the quality of life for others through my vocation. | | Talk to me about how to bring people closer to your mission, about how to do deep listening and listen talking, and how to maintain outreach and communication. | | Specialties: | cultivating meaningful relationships | thinking beyond what is and targeting what could be while inspiring staff and board members | coaching and... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
North/Central Ballroom

8:30pm

DC's Best Sights at Night Tour

We are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. Cost is $30. Select the "Ticket" button in the upper right. 

This year we are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. This tour is a casually paced ride with multiple stops to enjoy DC's iconic monuments and memorials brilliantly illuminated against a dark night sky.  It will cover 8-10 miles with a casual pace over over 2.5-3 hours. Bring your helmet and bike or rent a bike through Bikes to Borrow: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/   use code: NBS2017 to get a 10% discount.   Rides are capped at 20 participants and will occur with 6 or more participants. Full refunds will be given if weather is snowy, icy, or stormy and if the ride does not have 6 signups. 

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Monday March 6, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001
 
Tuesday, March 7
 

8:00am

PLENARY: Innovation and Trends in Transporation: A View from all Sectors
This mornings plenary will include leaders from the business, non-profit and Congress to discuss trends and innovations in their sector around transportation. 

  • Michele Whyle at 3M about their investment in  both BFB and the National Bike Challenge 
  • We'll have a Q&A with Rep. Earl Blumenauer. Not just his regular opening - but he'll take Q&A about what to expect in the new Congress, and with the new Administration
  • Jason Goldman of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America will talk about Automated Vehicles and other new technology and how it could effect our biking, and our communities.
 

Speakers
RE

Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) continues to be the leading bicycle advocate in Congress. He will not only address the Summit but take some time to answer questions regarding trends in transportation during the Trump Era.
JG

Jason Goldman

Mr. Jason Goldman is the Vice President for External Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. He will talk to us about automated cars and other technologies and how they effect people who bike.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 
MW

Michele Whyle

3M
Michele Whyle is 3M’s Brand Director and is responsible for Brand Strategy and Activation, Brand Communications, including 3M’s Social Media channels, and Brand Sponsorships for 3M. She'll be talking about the collaboration between 3M and the League's National Bike Challenge, and how our partnership benefits their company.


Tuesday March 7, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
North/Central Ballroom

9:30am

Break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 9:45am
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

9:30am

Shackles to Shrine – Civil Rights in DC Ride
This is a paid ride offered by DC Cycle Concierge, $30 fee. Participants must sign up at DC Cycle Concierge's booth. Ride will be capped at 20 riders so sign up quick!  

Meet at the Renaissance hotel. This is a 15 mile ride over 3 hours, moderate pace with multiple stops exploring DC’s unique local and national history from enslavement, emancipation, education, and organizing. Visiting historically significant sites where it happened and end with the newest Smithsonian less than six months old - National Museum of African American History and Culture (ride by and stop at, but not entering). 

Riders must have their own bike and helmet. Rent a bike for multiple days while attending the Summit through Bikes to Borrow. Use code NBS2017 for a 10% discount. There must be at least 6 riders for the ride to happen. Rides will not happen if there is heavy rain, snow, ice, or thunder/lightening. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP, BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS: National Geographic Society
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

On this mobile workshop to the National Geographic Society, you'll visit impressive bike facilities such as indoor bike parking, bike repair area & employee locker rooms. Just as impressive - along the way you'll visit the African Savanna, swim with Great White Sharks, and examine tiny tree frogs, all through a telephoto lens. Experience National Geographic as you never have before.   You'll have complimentary access to the NGS museum and the opportunity to view exotic and iconic NGS photography. This is the newest addition to the mobile workshops of the Summit and is limited to 20 people. Sign up now by adding yourself to the list through Sched.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
National Geographic Society 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: National Public Radio
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

National Public Radio (NPR) is an award-winning, multimedia news organization that reaches 26 million radio listeners each week, and nearly 20 million people monthly on digital platforms. In collaboration with more than 900 independent public radio stations nationwide, NPR strives to provide the public with a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.  

Participants of the mobile workshop will get a behind the scenes look at NPR’s new state-of-the-art bike facilities and hear from NPR bike group members  The tour of this Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business will finish with a visit to the two-story, open floor newsroom bustling with NPR activity.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
NPR World Headquarters 1111 North Capitol Street, NE in Washington, D.C.

9:30am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: The World Bank
Limited Capacity seats available

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but exist as a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. They have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The organization is a Silver level BFB.

The colossal World Bank building accommodates hundreds of bikes, and offers workstands, tools, and locker rooms for their abundance of bike commuters. Walk through the World Bank’s picturesque atrium to visit the (bike) Commuter Services’ desk and experience one of the most beautiful working places in the city. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with bike group members and a representative of The World Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Program.



Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
The World Bank Corporate Office 1818 H St NW, Washington, DC 20433

10:00am

BREAKOUT: Raising Local & State $, bonds, state legislation and accessing state funding
This session will highlight successful and on-going campaigns to increase funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure and safety programs. The panel includes experiences from a large state legislation campaign, to a bond efforts, to a small organization accessing state funding. 

Moderators
MP

Margo Pedroso

Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rogers

Eric Rogers

Executive Director, BikeWalkKC
BT

Blake Trask

Senior Policy Director, Cascade Bicycle Club
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Mount Vernon Square A

10:00am

BREAKOUT: Bicycle Club Best Practices Forum

This is an exciting and insightful session that bike club presidents and board members simply can’t miss!  Join us to learn about the ideas, insights, solutions, and strategies from a panel of America’s top bicycle club officials, as they discuss how they meet and address today’s ongoing club challenges and trends. Speakers will include Tulio Bertorini, President of the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, winner of the League’s 2016 Bike Club of the Year award.

Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • Strategies and programs to increase membership
  • Attracting younger members
  • Recruiting volunteers for club events
  • Developing advocacy and community outreach programs
  • Board recruitment
  • Ride leader training
  • Group ride safety practices
  • Developing a sustainable bike education program
  • Improving ride opportunities
  • Addressing club communications, insurance and other costs
  • Developing merchandise programs
  • Retaining and working with paid staff

Speakers
TB

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
RM

Ralph Monti

League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom A

10:00am

BREAKOUT: Youth Bike Education
Bike New York is reaching the next generation of New York City cyclists through it’s after school and summer youth programs. The program is designed so that kids have repeated and ongoing opportunities to develop their cycling skills and go for rides.   You'll also hear about some of the major challenges of implementing the program along with Bike New York's experiments with other program models. 

The Specialized Foundation uses cycling as a tool for children to achieve academic, health and social success. Through investments in primary scientific medical research and school-based cycling programs, their mission is to increase accessibility to cycling to aid youth in personal development and education.  Their "Riding for Focus (R4F)" program is designed to provide middle schools with everything they need to create a lasting, sustainable cycling program and to get their students riding.  

Speakers
avatar for Rich Conroy

Rich Conroy

Education Director, Bike New York
I started the Learn to Ride program at Bike New York which has been replicated in many cities nationwide. I was even on Sesame Street with co-worker Zoe Cheswick teaching Murray the Monster and a bunch of Brooklyn kids how to ride a bike for the first time. I'm also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) and LCI coach for the League. I'm really excited about how bike education expands participation in cycling by empowering more people from all walks... Read More →
avatar for Meagan Daniel

Meagan Daniel

Program Manager, The Specialized Foundation


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom B

10:00am

BREAKOUT: Attracting New Bicyclists and Advocates: Urban & Rural
This session will cover innovative outreach and engagement in both rural states like Maine, and urban centers like Washington, DC. Learn about both education and advocacy programs that reach out to train the trainer, and others that go out to meet people where they are - both figuratively and literally!

Moderators
DH

Daniel Hoagland

Programs Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Speakers
ND

Nedra Deadwyler

Safety Education Programs Manager, Georgia Bikes
avatar for Nancy Grant

Nancy Grant

Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
MH

Max Hepp-Buchanan

Bike Walk RVA Director, Sports Backers
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Mount Vernon Square B

10:00am

Membership Programs Q&A with the League's Membership Director, Kevin Dekkinga
Do you have questions about executing a top-notch membership/individual giving program for your organization? Join Kevin Dekkinga, the League's Membership Director, for a conversation about membership trends, campaigns and best practices. He'll have samples of recent League appeals and promotional items. Feel free to bring your own membership materials to share with the group!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dekkinga

Kevin Dekkinga

Membership Director, League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 7

10:00am

BREAKOUT: Storytelling for Social & Traditional Media Outreach
In order to both engage and change hearts and minds storytelling is key. But how do we best use visually alluring and emotionally engaging storytelling in our social and traditional media outreach when both time and attention spans are so short? What's the difference between what we share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram?

Melissa Balmer, the Founder/Director of PedalLove.org shares how we can hone into finding the heart of the matter verbally and visually to truly connect. Using examples from Pedal Love, advocacy organizations and popular products that are creating culture shift, Melissa will demonstrate the steps you too can take to harness the power of storytelling to better engage your fans and followers, grow your audience, and connect in meaningful ways with the media.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Balmer

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 placed Pedal Love, its creative team, events and CalBike in local, regional, statewide and national news outlets such as the Associated Press, Bicycling Magazine... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom C

10:00am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: Bicycles = Liberation, National Museum of American History
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet inside at the National Museum of American History at the Constitution Avenue NW entrance. The museum is a mile from the hotel and opens at 10:00AM.

Explore the Smithsonian's "Bicycles = Liberation" at the National Museum of American History. From the 1880s to the 1910s, Americans took to the wheel, sparking a nationwide bicycle craze. In the era before automobiles, bicycles were a means of affordable personal mobility. Americans awheel went to new places and felt differently about themselves. 

Included in this extensive display is an 1896 Columbia bicycle made by Pope Manufacturing Company. Embellished with gems and gold by Tiffany & Co. it is referred to as the "Hope Diamond of Bicycles."   Put your walking shoes on, this is a walking tour!


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The National Museum of American History Constitution Avenue, NW Between 12th and 14th Streets Washington, D.C.

10:00am

MOBILE WORKSHOP: Innovation in DC
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a walking tour and will START at the Bikestation at Union Station at 10:00AM and END at NoMa-Gallaudet University New York Ave Metro Station.

Visit some of DC's newest and most innovative protected bike lanes and hear directly from DC's Department of Transportation, Washington Area Bicyclists Association and the Business Improvement District on how they worked together to increase ridership, safety, and neighborhood satisfaction. Of course, its never quite so easy so we'll also hear about tradeoffs and complications of the project.  Put your walking shoes on, this is a walking tour!


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union Station

12:00pm

PLENARY: Lunch With The League
This lunch will start with some informal networking.  The lunch tables will be equipped with blank signs and markers. Do you have a trend or innovation you want to discuss with your peers? Got a question or an issue you could use some advice about?

Write your topic on the sign and invite others to join you to discuss the issue through lunch.

After lunch, Bill Nesper will be joined by League staff to talk though what's new at the League and what comes next. This will also be your opportunity to ask questions. 

Speakers
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists
avatar for Meg Rapelye

Meg Rapelye

Executive Director, Phoenix Bikes
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
North/Central Ballroom

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: Bicycle Friendly Driver Program

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.

Agenda

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


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Gaskill-Fox

Jamie Gaskill-Fox

FC Bikes Program Specialist, City of Fort Collins
Jamie Gaskill-Fox is a Program Specialist with the City of Fort Collins FC Bikes Program. Gaskill-Fox coordinates the education efforts of FC Bikes and manages the Bicycle Ambassador Program, a group of over 100 volunteers who educate others about bicycling safety in Northern Colorado. In 2015 Gaskill-Fox led the effort to launch the Bicycle Friendly Driver Program that is making strides toward national availability. In the first year of... Read More →
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Mount Vernon Square A

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: Tourism & BFC, Rural & Statewide
This session will provide advocates and officials with the knowledge, steps and actions that will deliver bicycle tourism programs to their state/communities and how the Bike Friendly America program can help. Professionals from Maine to Oregon are finding ways to build a cross-section of support for bicycling programs and projects. These same professionals will help YOU do the same for your own state/community whether large or small. 

Moderators
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Grant

Nancy Grant

Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Maine
DG

Dorian Grilley

Executive Director, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →
SN

Stephanie Noll

Executive Director, The Street Trust
avatar for Virginia Sullivan

Virginia Sullivan

Director of Travel Initiatives, Adventure Cycling Association
Ginny Sullivan is the Director of Travel Initiatives at Adventure Cycling Association. Ginny’s work involves building partnerships with national and local agencies and non-profits, making bicycle travel more accessible, bolstering bicycle tourism initiatives, and promoting the economic, transportation, health and environmental benefits of bicycling. She also coordinates the creation of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and promotes Adventure... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional Ballroom A

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: Building Blocks of a Bicycle Friendly University
Hear from campus and bike industry officials on the best practices that have earned colleges and universities the League's Bicycle Friendly University designation. 

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Adams

Jacob Adams

Office Manager, University of Florida - Office of Sustainability
avatar for Christine Boyles

Christine Boyles

Transportation Coordinator, Boise State University
avatar for Michael Claudio

Michael Claudio

Project Manager, Ground Control Systems
avatar for Clint Culpepper

Clint Culpepper

Bicycle Program Coordinator, Portland State University
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists
SR

Stephen Ritter

Bicycle Infrastructure Supervisor, Boise State University


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 6

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: How to Use The National Bike Challenge to Successfully Market Your Business, Community, and Bike Club

Attend this session to hear all the new and exciting improvements to The National Bike Challenge—including a plan for top finishers being awarded valuable prizes and recognition at the 2018 Summit.  

Come and learn and how this free and easy-to-administer national bike advocacy program can be used in your community, bike club, business, university, or bike shop to encourage more people to ride for transportation, recreation, and fun—while promoting your organization at no cost! This is a not-to-be-missed session if you’re committed to promoting bicycling in your community! 


Moderators
ST

Stephanie Tepperberg

Alta Planning + Design

Speakers
EB

Erick Benz

Manager, 3M
TB

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
avatar for Rob Gusky

Rob Gusky

Board Member, League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Congressional Ballroom C

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: Engaging Youth in Advocacy & Education
Youth Bike is an organization that embraces the values of the Youth Bike Summit and fosters  work on a national scale. The structure of this new model more accurately reflects the complexity of the growing movement, its outcomes, and its potential. Youth Bike is a key element in helping to transform the future of national bike advocacy as it takes the necessary steps toward becoming a more accessible, inclusive movement. The Youth Bike Summit will be held Oct. 6-8 in the DC area. Registration is currently open.

Moderators
Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Mount Vernon Square B

1:45pm

Fundraising best practices and Q and A with The League's Deputy Director of Development, KJ Hardy
Let's talk about the ways you can identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward future and current donors.  This is an informal session that will draw on the wisdom of those in the room, and leave you with some new ways to enhance your relationship management and case for support.  Beginners to those in the field for a while are welcome! We can learn from each other.

Bring your fundraising collateral if you'd like some feedback- solicitation letters/emails/annual reports/thank you letters.... 

Speakers
avatar for KJ Hardy

KJ Hardy

Deputy Director of Development, The League of American Bicyclists
Focused on achieving ambitious goals to improve the quality of life for others through my vocation. | | Talk to me about how to bring people closer to your mission, about how to do deep listening and listen talking, and how to maintain outreach and communication. | | Specialties: | cultivating meaningful relationships | thinking beyond what is and targeting what could be while inspiring staff and board members | coaching and... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room 7

1:45pm

BREAKOUT: Future of Federal Advocacy
How the League does its federal advocacy is changing, and this session will give advocates and members a chance to hear about what's coming next. The session will start with a discussion on what is happening in Congress and the opportunities and threats to bicycling and walking in the current political climate. Once we've discussed the context, we'll then discuss strategies for how the League and the bicycling community can be prepared. 

Speakers
PB

Paul Balmer

Paul handles transportation and bicycling issues for Representative Earl Blumenauer. He'll help us set the stage for the challenges and opportunities for bicycling interests in the 115th Congress
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 


Tuesday March 7, 2017 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:15pm

Break
Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

3:30pm

PLENARY: Policy ASKS
We will use this session to go through the "asks" for Wednesday's Capitol Hill Day, and to answer any questions you have regarding the asks, or what to expect in your lobby visits.

This session will be flow into the state meetings where you will have a chance to meet the other Summit attendees from your state, and to prepare for your meetings. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 



Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
North/Central Ballroom

4:30pm

BREAKOUT: State Meetings
Limited Capacity seats available

This is it! Meet with other attendees from your state to plan your day on Capitol Hill.

When you get to the room, find your state's sign. Meet with other attendees from your state to discuss your plan for meetings on Wednesday. Practice making the case for bicycling being important to your congressional district and state, and making the "asks" laid out in the plenary session. 

This is the place to ask questions about lobbying and make sure that you are confident and prepared for great meetings!

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 



Tuesday March 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
North/Central Ballroom

5:30pm

NEW BELGIUM BREWING Happy Hour
Tuesday March 7, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
North/Central Ballroom

6:00pm

League Cycling Instructors Reception - Hosted by Gail and Jim Spann
Please join your fellow League Cycling Instructors for refreshments and good conversation. Special thanks to hosts Gail and Jim Spann

Speakers
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists
GC

Gail Copus Spann

Vice Chair, League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
RM: Mount Vernon Square A/B 999 9th Street Northwest Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

6:00pm

Susie Trees Walk
Walk with Nancy MacKerrow, Susie Stephens' mother, to visit the Susie Trees, part of the Susie Forest, outside the League offices.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

6:30pm

Bike Hack Night VII
Doors open at 6:30, presentations start at 7:00. 

CaBi Hack Night is a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. Are you a programmer who has built something CaBi-related? Apps, hacks, dataviz, maps etc are all welcome. Sign up by contacting Michael. Thus far we have:

• David Freifeld will show how he used Tableau to create a dashboard of CaBi data.

• Jonathan Street will explore how big the CaBi network is by computing the shortest route visiting all stations. 

• Tracy Hadden Loh will show how she built a tool for Rails-to-Trails to measure level-of-service for CaBi stations in Arlington. 


Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory 641 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001

6:30pm

DC's Best Sights at Night Tour

We are teaming up with DC Cycling Concierge to offer ride tours throughout DC. Cost is $30. Select the "Ticket" button in the upper right. 

This is a casually paced ride with multiple stops to enjoy DC's iconic monuments and memorials brilliantly illuminated against a dark night sky.  It will cover 8-10 miles with a casual pace over over 2.5-3 hours. Bring your helmet and bike or rent a bike through Bikes to Borrow: http://www.bikestoborrow.com/   use code: NBS2017 to get a 10% discount.   Rides are capped at 20 participants and will occur with 6 or more participants. Full refunds will be given if weather is snowy, icy, or stormy and if the ride does not have 6 signups. 

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

7:30pm

Coaches Dinner hosted by Gail and Jim Spann
All League Cycling Instructor Coaches are invited to attend this private dinner.  Personal invites have been emailed. Please RSVP with dietary needs.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists


Tuesday March 7, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

6:00am

Free Quick and Dirty Fitness Group Road Ride
This is a complimentary ride hosted by DC Cycle Concierge, no fee required. 

Meet at the Renaissance hotel and start your morning with a bike ride. This is a quick paced (16+ mph avg) ride, covering 20 miles over 1.5 hours. Riders will start at the conference site and will continue on to Hains Point. 

Riders must have their own bike and helmet. Rent a bike for multiple days while attending the Summit through Bikes to Borrow. Use code NBS2017 for a 10% discount. There must be at least 6 riders for the ride to happen. Rides will not happen if there is heavy rain, snow, ice, or thunder/lightening. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Wednesday March 8, 2017 6:00am - 7:30am
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

8:30am

Lobby Day Headquarters - Lunch & Breakfast
Lobby day Headquarters is located at 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003

Have some down time during Capitol Hill Day? Join us at lobby headquarters to relax, hang out and report on your meetings.  We'll have bagels and coffee in the am, sandwiches in the afternoon, and wifi all day!

Its a great place to stash your luggage and just to take a break with your colleagues (but remember to get your luggage by 4:30 before the place closes for the night.)  


Wednesday March 8, 2017 8:30am - 4:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003

9:00am

Amtrak Bike Cars Tour with Q&A
National Bike Summit participants are invited to Washington Union Station to learn more about Amtrak’s bicycle service. Train cars equipped with bicycle racks will be on display. Amtrak staff will demonstrate loading bicycles and answer questions. Participants are welcome to bring their bicycles to test out the racks. The first 100 participants to register through this on-line scheduler before Friday, February 3, will also receive an Amtrak Loves Bikes long-sleeved T-shirt.



 

Speakers
avatar for Caron Whitaker

Caron Whitaker

VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
I am responsible for designing and implementing federal policy strategy for the League, and for determining the “ask” for the National Bike Summit lobby day.  Talk to me about any questions you may have on lobbying, Congress or federal policy. 



Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Union Station

9:30am

Technical Workshop for Non-Lobbying Government Professionals
Learn about the FHWA's Small Towns and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide and APTA's upcoming guide on Bicycle Accessibility to Transit. Meet professionals from around the country trying to improve bicycle safety and bicycle mobility.

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Setting the Standard: APTA’s Guide for Bicycle Accessibility to Transit

 Facilitating active transportation is a cornerstone of building healthy, more livable communities. As more municipalities throughout the United States leverage their public transit assets in planning for future development, it is critical for both public officials and planners to recognize potential accessibility gaps, and create simple economic connections for potential users. With bicycles representing an ideal mode of transportation for short trips, creating active linkages with transit for commuters' first and last mile is a key issue. In coordination with the League of American Bicyclists, advocacy groups, and transit agencies across the country, the American Public Transit Association is currently developing a national framework for enhancing bicycle and transit connectivity through the creation of a national best practices guide. Leveraging expertise from across the country, this guide includes recommended strategies for core challenges affecting bicycle and transit accessibility including safe routes to transit, bicycle parking, on-board bicycle access and communication with cyclists. In this panel, attendees will learn about the current state of the national recommended practices guide for bicycle and transit accessibility as well as some of the leading strategies in use today.  Attendees will also hear directly from transit agency officials and bike advocates to gain direct insight into site-specific challenges as well as their innovative solutions.
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The Bicyclists' Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future. 

Moderators
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boswell

Michael Boswell

Professor, California Polytechnic State University
Michael R. Boswell is Department Head and Professor of City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. He has a Master of Science (M.S.P.) and Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Planning from The Florida State University. He has published on topics such as climate action planning, hazard mitigation, adaptive management and governance, local government planning, autonomous vehicles, and sustainable... Read More →
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Heidi Coleman

Chief, Behavioral Research, USDOT/NHTSA
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John Lower

Associate Vice President, Iteris, Inc.
Smart Cities are safe cities for all modes of travel. John leads efforts to place transportation at the center of smart communities, to deliver the triple bottom line of personal safety, environmental sustainability, and affordable accessibility. He is a past Chair of the ITE Transportation Systems Management & Operations Council, and currently participates on the TSMO Smart Communities Task Force.
avatar for Dan Suraci

Dan Suraci

Lead Planner, SYSTRA
Dan Suraci is an NYC-based transportation planner specializing in bicycle mobility and transit connectivity. Prior to his current role as Lead Transportation Planner at SYSTRA Consulting, he worked in NYCDOT's bicycle program and served as Communications Manager for Bike New York. In conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association, Dan is presently leading a work group of more than 40 public transit agencies and bike advocates... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30am - 12:30pm
Congressional Ballroom A

11:15am

Celebrate International Women's Day by Bike
Today is International Women's Day! There will be a ride from the Lobby Day Headquarters to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to attend a 30-min gallery talk on Border Crossing from 12 PM - 12:30 PM https://nmwa.org/events/mar-08-gallery-talk-border-crossing. The ride will leave the headquarters at 11:15AM and return around 1:30PM. Riders need to have their own bike & helmet.  Contact Julie Mallis (267-421-2565) or Erin Potts (262-339-0138) for more information. 

Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:15am - 1:30pm
National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

1:30pm

POSTER SESSION: Bicycle Friendly University Showcase
This session will highlight innovative programs and initiatives from bicycle-friendly colleges and universities across the country.  

Campuses that participate in the League's Bicycle Friendly University program are invited to present a poster showcasing their efforts and achievements. Proposal submissions must be received by Friday, February 10.  To propose a poster topic from your campus, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Summit_BFUPoster

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists


Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rayburn Foyer Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

5:00pm

Congressional Reception
Join us for the final celebration of the 2017 National Bike Summit. Be sure to take the North Elevator to arrive to room 902. Come for a drink and a view of the Capitol on the top floor of the  Hart Senate Office Building. Please invite your Senators, Representatives and staff as well!

Remember this is a NEW location! We're moving up from the basement of Dirksen to the penthouse of Hart.  

Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hart Senate Office Building RM 902 104 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20002

9:00pm

Dance Party
You are energized by a great day on the Hill. But after hours of being so articulate and polite, it's time to kick back and dance. 

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00pm - Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00pm
UltraBar 911 F Street NW, Washington DC, 20004
 
Thursday, March 9
 

6:30am

Free Need a Final Endorphin Fix Fitness Group Road Ride
This is a complimentary ride hosted by DC Cycle Concierge, no fee required. 

Meet at the Renaissance hotel and start your morning with a bike ride. This is a quick paced (16+ mph avg) ride, covering 20 miles over 1.5 hours. Riders will start at the conference site and will hit R St, McArthur Blvd and onto the Capital Crescent Trail.

Riders must have their own bike and helmet. Rent a bike for multiple days while attending the Summit through Bikes to Borrow. Use code NBS2017 for a 10% discount. There must be at least 6 riders for the ride to happen. Rides will not happen if there is heavy rain, snow, ice, or thunder/lightening. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
With over 25 years bicycle and pedestrian advocacy experience, Jeff served as the executives of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and Bicycle Coalition of Maine and currently serves on the boards of Adventure Cycling Association and America Walks. He started DC Cycling Concierge in 2016 to share his love of cycling and Washington DC and tell the stories of the places well recognized and other completely overlooked or unknown. Whether you are... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 6:30am - 8:00am
Renaissance Hotel Downtown 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20001

8:30am

DC Bike Ride
Meet at the Grant Memorial on the West side of the Capitol. Gather at 8:30. The ride will be led by WABA staff. It is a casual pace ride covering 6-8 miles within in the District.
 

Thursday March 9, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial West Side of the Capitol Building

10:00am

Active Transportation Leadership Institute Meeting - Advocacy Staff
The Active Transportation Leadership Institute is designed for leaders of local and state-wide bicycle advocacy groups that are members of the League. This meeting is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations. For more information on the Institute visit http://institute.bikeleague.org/.

Please consider coming to the Monday session 10am-noon to introduce and vote on topics to be discussed Thursday.

Agenda

10am-noon Peer learning and best practices – where you lead discussions or presentations on topics of interest to your organizations.

Noon-1pm Continue the conversations at lunch on your own (and with friends)

1pm-3pm Listening session for the Active Transportation Leadership Institute – where League staff will lead discussions on topics suggested by you about how the Active Transportation Leadership Institute can serve your organizational needs.

This session is for state and local advocates.  For more information on the Institute visit http://institute.bikeleague.org/. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

State & Local Policy Manager, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the State & Local Policy Manager at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Bicycle Friendly Community programs and work on a diverse array of state, local, and federal issues. Talk to me if you want to talk about traffic laws, funding policies, technology, or bicycle-related research.
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

League of American Bicyclists


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Mount Vernon Square A

10:00am

Finding the Heart of Your Story - PedalLove

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Balmer

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 placed Pedal Love, its creative team, events and CalBike in local, regional, statewide and national news outlets such as the Associated Press, Bicycling Magazine... Read More →



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