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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. 

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Melissa Balmer

Pedal Love
Long Beach CA
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, Cosmopolitan Magazine, KABC News, Los Angeles Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Momentum Magazine, National Public Radio affiliates Houston Public Media, KCRW, KPCC, KQED, and the Texas Standard, the OC Weekly, the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Chronicle, Sierra Club Magazine, and many more.

In September of 2016, Melissa launched the "Pedal Love Culture & Lifestyle Council" a growing group of 21 female thought leaders in bicycling from across the U.S. The eighteen-month project consisting of leadership development, storytelling platform, and a traditional and social media outreach campaign focuses on measurably increasing the sharing and media coverage of positive, compelling stories about women and bicycling.

She was an original member of the League's "Women Bike" advisory council, and hosted the first all female LCI training as a scholarship program in 2010. Melissa also handles the marketing and media outreach for the Electric Bike Associations Ebike Expos.