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Sunday, March 4
 

9:00am

Active Transportation Leadership Retreat

*This event is for advocacy organization staff and leadership only

As part of the League's new Active Transportation Leadership Institute, the Leadership Retreat will bring together leaders from city and state-wide advocacy organizations for networking and workshops aimed at increasing capacity and effectiveness, and mapping out a plan for better collaboration between local, state, and national groups.

How to Register:

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number.  

Cost is $100, and pre-registration is required through the 2018 National Bike Summit Registration Form

What to Expect:

Saturday March 3

4:00pm - 5:00pm Optional bike ride (it is anticipated that most participants will use bikeshare bikes)

5:00pm - 8:00pm - Reception - Networking time to connect with your peers and counterparts from around the country over food and drinks.

Sunday March 4 - Location: Gensler, 2020 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20006
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome, introductions, unconference session set-up
9:45am -10:45am Unconference sessions (topics will be selected by attendees and there will be an opportunity to participate in multiple short sessions)

10:45am -11:00am Break

11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout session (attendees will have an opportunity to discuss challenges and network with their peers according to organization type and/or organizational roles)

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch discussion - Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly America Program Director and Kyle Wagenschutz, Director of Local Innovation at People for Bikes will be discussing and taking your questions on the Bicycle Friendly Community and Places for Bikes programs

1:15pm - 4:15pm Strategic Planning for the Movement: Developing a roadmap for city,state, and national groups to work together more effectively -- Facilitated discussion

4:30pm - Wrap up

Directly following the Leadership Retreat everyone is invited to the League of American Bicyclists Annual Member Meeting starting at 5:30pm at the Renaissance Hotel DC, 999 Ninth St NW Washington, DC.

The 2018 National Bike Summit will also feature organizational development sessions of interest to state and local group staff in addition to great programming to improve bicycling advocacy and education at the local, state, and, of course, federal levels.

 


Moderators
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Director
avatar for Ruth Morrison

Ruth Morrison

Policy Director
I'll be facilitating the Leadership Retreat on Sunday, before the Summit begins. Public interest policy professional, strategic planner, contract facilitator, and former staff at a local Bike/Ped group.
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists

Sunday March 4, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
TBA

5:00pm

Registration Desk Open
Sunday March 4, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Registration - Lower Level 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

5:30pm

League of American Bicyclists Member Meeting
Please join the League staff and Board of Directors for food, drinks, good conversation, and an overview of where the League is and planning to accomplish in 2018. 

Moderators
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists

 
Monday, March 5
 

8:30am

Registration Opens
Monday March 5, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Grand Registration - Lower Level 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Workshop: Where Diversity and Inclusion Meet Implicit Bias
What do you think when you hear the term “diversity”? Are diversity and inclusion the same? Prior to the workshop, think of how you identify and to which cultural groups you belong.
Have you ever wondered why our thoughts sometimes don't match our actions? Come learn more about implicit bias and how it affects our daily interactions and decision-making, such as in the media, criminal justice, and hiring. We will also discuss microaggressions, microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations. In preparation for the workshop, please visit the Project Implicit website at: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ (under "Social Attitudes," continue as a guest and click "Go."). Complete at least 2 of the implicit association tests (IATs).
Through a combination of lecture, discussion, video clips, and interactive exercises, workshop attendees will leave with a better understanding and awareness of diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias.


Cheri C. Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion, cultural and linguistic competence, and health equity subject matter expert. Most recently, she was the Director, Corporate Office of Diversity & Inclusion at RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey. Previously, Ms. Wilson was an Assistant Scientist in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and an Acting Assistant Director of the Quality Improvement Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Past President of the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Ms. Wilson received a BA in Russian from Howard University, an MA in Russian Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, was a PhD candidate (ABD) in Russian history at the University of Minnesota, and received an MHS in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is multilingual—fluent in Russian, speaks French and Spanish with a reading knowledge of German. 

Speakers
avatar for Cheri Wilson

Cheri Wilson

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Subject Matter Expert
Cheri C. Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ received a BA in Russian from Howard University, an MA in Russian Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, was a PhD candidate (ABD) in Russian history at the University of Minnesota, and received an MHS in Health Finance and Management from the... Read More →


Monday March 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom South

9:00am

BFU Mobile Workshop: University of Maryland, College Park
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This mobile workshop is limited to 25 people, and pre-registration is required through through this Summit registration link. Adding this session to "My Sched" on this screen will not register you for the workshop. 

This mobile workshop is designed for Summit attendees interested in getting a first hand look at a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University. 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. The ride covers approximately four miles of rolling hills across campus.  Discussion about elements of the Bicycle Friendly University program will follow in a classroom environment over lunch. 

Due to limited space, this workshop is open to college and university-affiliated professionals and advocates.  This is a great networking and learning opportunity for University/College personnel!  This mobile workshop is limited to 25 people, and will happen once.


Speakers
AG

Aaron Goldbeck

Bicycle Coordinator, University of Maryland



Monday March 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm
TBA

9:30am

Mobile Workshop: National Geographic Society
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people, and pre-registration is required through through this Summit registration link. Adding this session to "My Sched" on this screen will not register you for the workshop. 


Visit this Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business in the heart of Washington D.C. Participants will take a short 3-mile urban ride as a group to National Geographic Society. Together the group will visit impressive bike facilities such as indoor bike parking, bike repair area & employee locker rooms. Throughout the tour you'll visit the African Savanna, view Great White Sharks, and experience many iconic and recently captured photos of the National Geographic Society. Experience National Geographic as you never have before. Participants will meet in the East Courtyard of the Renaissance to bike together. 


Monday March 5, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
East Courtyard of the Renaissance 999 9th St. NW

9:30am

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

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people, and pre-registration is required through through this Summit registration link. Adding this session to "My Sched" on this screen will not register you for the workshop.


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.  This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people. Sign up now through the Summit registration link

Monday March 5, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
East Courtyard of the Renaissance 999 9th St. NW

11:00am

First Timers Meeting
Hit the ground running by attending this session intended to orient first time attendees to the goals of the National Bike Summit and the area in and surrounding the Summit!

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Director



Monday March 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom A

11:00am

State Coordinators Meeting
We will go over the packets, prepare for summit state meetings, and for Hill meetings.  This is a good time to ask questions regarding the Hill day and expectations of Coordinators at the Summit 

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 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom B

11:00am

Workshop: Truing Up Your Work with Youth
This workshop is for participants to ground their practice as a youth worker/supervisor of young staff/trusted adult role model in self-determined values and personal/professional priorities. Strengthening the fulcrum of your leadership philosophy will help you facilitate the development of your youth while simultaneously navigating the demands of your program and/or business model. 

Participants will “build a wheel” to structure their self-assessment, plan out action steps, and will partner up for mutual accountability.  This session is for anyone who regularly interacts with youth in an educational, recreational, or employment context. 
This workshop is adaptive for a wide range of experience levels: those still developing their ethos for youth work or for seasoned senior management looking to reconnect with their personal service philosophy. 

Monday March 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

1:30pm

Opening Plenary - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Stakeholder Perspectives on Transportation Hot Topics, and Washington, DC's Development as a Bicycle Friendly Community
Opening address by Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


Panel discussion: Perspectives from Stakeholders: What is moving in transportation in 2018 and after?

Featuring:        
Rob Puentes, Eno Transportation
Kevin McCarty, US Conference of Mayors

Award Presentation and panel discussion: A Celebration and Discussion of Washington, DC as a Bicycle Friendly Community 

Featuring:
Mayor Muriel Bowser (Invited)
Greg Billing, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Jeff Marootian, District Department of Transportation
Veronica Davis, Black Women Bike
Ellen Jones, Downtown DC BID



Moderators
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists
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.

Speakers
GB

Greg Billing

Executive Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
avatar for Elaine Chao

Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
In her first year as Secretary, the Department of Transportation has issued a new quadrennial strategic plan, advanced the regulatory architecture for the safe deployment of transformative transportation technologies, including autonomous vehicles and has been engaged in White House... Read More →
avatar for Veronica O. Davis

Veronica O. Davis

Co-Founder/Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen LLC
Veronica O. Davis, PE is a transportation nerd who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change in the community. Currently, she is a co-owner and Principal Planning Manager at Nspiregreen LLC. In July 2012, the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change and Transportation... Read More →
RP

Robert Puentes

Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program where he directed... Read More →
EZ

Erich Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is the Deputy Director for the National Association for Regional Councils and works with planning organizations of all sizes to improve transportation policy and enhance local control


Monday March 5, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom North/Central Renaissance Hotel

3:00pm

Break
Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Tech Approaches to Safety Advocacy

There is more than one way to Cleveland, there is more than one way to ride a bike, and there is more than one way to advocate for cyclist safety. Join a panel of bike advocates, tech entrepreneurs, lawyers, and city bike coordinators who are creating different technological solutions to address the common problem of road safety for cyclists.

Henderson, Nevada City Bike Coordinator, Cyclist, and Engineer- Scott Jarvis, will moderate the panelists as they each tell the stories behind what inspired their innovations and how their services and products are working beyond concept and out on the streets.

You will hear from Craig Davis, founder of cyclistvideoevidence.com, which promotes the use of on-bike video cameras to be used to gather evidence of unsafe motorist behavior and works with law enforcement to prosecute egregious cases of unsafe motorist behavior towards bicyclists.

Amy Benner Johnson of Benner Law Firm, LLC and Bike Law will present studies and stories around bicycle laws enforcement and demonstrate Codaxus LLC’s “C3FT”, a unique device enabling public education about and enforcement of Safe Passing and Vulnerable User Laws.

Lynsie Campbell, founder of LaneSpotter, a mapping and navigation tool created by and for cyclists will present on how they collected data, maps, and insights from the cycling communities in several large American cities- and more importantly how that data might be used as another tool to build the case for bike safety advocacy.

The panel will end with time for questions from the audience.


Moderators
avatar for Scott Jarvis

Scott Jarvis

Bicycle Program Manager, City of Henderson
I am a cyclist and an engineer. I love having the opportunity to merge my two passions and help create a healthy vibrant community for people to live work and play. I have been in the engineering profession for more than 20 years, and serve as the bicycle program manager for our Silver... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lynsie Campbell

Lynsie Campbell

Founder, LaneSpotter
LaneSpotter is mapping and navigation created for cyclists by cyclists, with a focus on safety. Cyclists use LaneSpotter to create the safest routes from Point A to Point B using the company's bike maps, community-sourced, street-level safety ratings and real-time alerts platform... Read More →
avatar for Craig Davis

Craig Davis

Founder, CyclistVideoEvidence.com
Craig Davis, was an avid cyclist. The best part of his day was a daily morning 36 mile ride on his DeRosa single speed: 53 * 11. He stopped cycling in October 2015 because he did not feel safe cycling on the roads. He has been interviewed on CNN and NPR and has spoken at the California... Read More →
avatar for Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Attorney, Bike Law Tennessee
Bike accident attorney Amy Benner has been riding a bike as a triathlete and a commuter since 2005. After experiencing cyclist infrastructure elsewhere, Amy made it her goal to see these same options available in Tennessee. Along the way, Amy realized she is in a position to fight... Read More →


Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A

3:30pm

Turning Businesses into Bike Advocates
Come learn about new tools and ideas to engage with local businesses in your community and turn local business leaders into allies and partners in your bike advocacy efforts.  Hear how local bike clubs, advocacy groups, and entrepreneurs are using tools like the Bicycle Friendly Business program, the National Bike Challenge, and home-grown tools to build support for better bicycling in their communities. 

Moderators
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Bicyclists

Speakers
avatar for Christine Acosta

Christine Acosta

Founder, Principal, Pedal Power Promoters, LLC
avatar for Tulio Bertorini

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
LC

Lucas Cruse

Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, City of St. Petersburg, Florida
TS

Thomas Stokell

CEO, Love to Ride



Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom South

3:30pm

Managing risk at your club or organization - Q&A with American Speciality Insurance
Join the experts from American Specialty insurance to discuss managing risk and insurance for your club or organization.

Moderators
Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 16 Renaissance Hotel Meeting Room Level

3:30pm

Youth Education: Paving the Road to Freedom & Independence
Bike education is empowering youth at all ages and levels of maturity. Here are two inspiring programs equipping youth to be more independent and achieving greater freedom all by way of the bicycle. 

The Seattle region's Major Taylor Project provides youth with opportunities to learn to ride, repair and own a bicycle to help empower them to rise above challenges in their communities. One success story is the bicycle playground developed in an under used urban park using a combination of philanthropic, community organization, public funding, and pro bono services. This session will address the genesis of the Major Taylor Project, funding, design and development of the bicycle playground and benefits to the participants and the community as a whole. A national perspective on programs for currently underrepresented youth is also explored.

In 2016, BikePGH adapted its successful Positive Spin youth cycling program to meet the needs of young people aging out of foster services, through a partnership with ACTION-Housing at My Place. The program delivers Positive Spin curriculum and brand new bikes and commuter accessories to its graduates. 

In Pennsylvania, approximately 1,500 youth age out of foster care each year, left essentially to fend for themselves or become homeless. These youth are at a crucial stage in their lives; on the brink of adulthood, they are in great need of building a stable life but need support and a strong foundation in order to do so. Bike education through the Positive Spin program paves the road to a better chance of building that foundation.

Speakers
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 Julie Mallis

Julie Mallis

Education Program Manager, Bike Pittsburgh
I have been involved with youth cycling programming since 2010. I am the Education Program Manager at Bike Pittsburgh and we offer a variety of education programs to reach people of different ages and backgrounds. Let's chat about: LCI & City Cycling, Youth Cycling, Equity, Earn A... Read More →
DR

DeVaughn Rodgers

Education Program Coordinator, Bikepgh


Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 15

3:30pm

Grants and Bicycling: Covering the basics, how to dig deeper, and more creatively
Introduction on the sources of grant funds including federal, state, local funding as well as  foundation funding. How to search and secure more grants.

Other topics covered to varying degress depending on participants' needs:

- Funding capital projects.
- Funding advocacy
- Partnering with other organizations; think flexibly so as to make your priorities fit with their priorities when appropriate
- Getting funding from community foundations 
- Politics of funding and broadening the tent of constituencies
- Know what funders want to fund and fitting your work into their priorities

Moderators
EB

Eric Brenner

Chair, self
Eric Brenner is currently the Chair of the Maryland Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee in Maryland. He has worked for six Governors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, serving both political parties.   He was the founding director of the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office... Read More →


Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom C

3:30pm

State policies that enable and regulate E-bikes
Over 20 states have laws that treat electrically-assisted bicycles as mopeds and have restricted the ability of retailers and bicyclists to use modern e-bikes. Modern e-bikes provide the potential for increased bicycle use, by making bicycling easier in many situations. This session will explore industry-led advocacy efforts to create a 3 class system that allows states to regulate e-bikes in a way that enables their deployment into the marketplace.

http://peopleforbikes.org/our-work/e-bikes/ 

Moderators
avatar for Morgan Lommele

Morgan Lommele

E-Bike Campaign Manager, PeopleForBikes/Bicycle Product Suppliers Association
Morgan Lommele is the E-Bikes Campaigns Manager for People for Bikes. In partnership with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, Morgan manages the state campaigns to increase access for people who ride electric bikes. In her free time, Morgan loves riding her custom steel hardtail... Read More →

Speakers
PB

Paul Basken

Paul wrote the article "Let's keep motors off our bike trails" published in the Washington Post in July 2017. He is a long-time bicyclist who commutes on the Capital Crescent Trail in DC and Maryland... Read More →
TJ

Thomas Jenkins

Co-Owner, Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Thomas Jenkins is the owner of the Shenandoah Bicycle Company located in Harrisonburg, VA. For over a decade, Shenandoah Bicycle Company has been dedicated to supporting cyclists of all levels by providing the highest quality service, products and experience in a unique, inviting... Read More →
TK

Todd Ketch

Owner, Pedego Alexandria
Todd Ketch is the owner of Pedego Alexandria located in Alexandria, VA, less than an hour from the National Bike Summit by bike. Learn more at https://pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/alexandria/.
avatar for Alex Logemann

Alex Logemann

Director of State + Local Policy, PeopleForBikes
Alex Logemann is the Director of State + Local Policy at PeopleForBikes, where he runs campaigns at the state, county, and municipal levels. He also manages the legislative monitoring program for PeopleForBikes, which tracks pending bicycle-related laws and regulations in all 50 states... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Lommele

Morgan Lommele

E-Bike Campaign Manager, PeopleForBikes/Bicycle Product Suppliers Association
Morgan Lommele is the E-Bikes Campaigns Manager for People for Bikes. In partnership with the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, Morgan manages the state campaigns to increase access for people who ride electric bikes. In her free time, Morgan loves riding her custom steel hardtail... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Congressional Ballroom B

3:30pm

The Biking and Walking Federal Policy platform
The President wants an infrastructure package, and Congress is starting to debate the next reauthorization.  It is time for the bicycle community to start thinking through what we want from the federal transportation system. 

The Bike Walk Action Advisory Committee has been working on policy positions for next Congress. This is your turn to weigh in on policies and priorities for the League's Bike Walk Action Federal platform.




Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

5:00pm

Happy Hour, Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing
Join fellow Summit attendees for a cold drink in the lead up to dinner. Don't forget to check out the posters that are part of the General Poster Session during this time that will be available in the ballroom.

Monday March 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

5:00pm

General Poster Session

The General Poster Session will highlight grassroot initiatives across the country in a wide range of fields. Check out what groups, individuals, businesses, and educational institutions are doing to promote bicycling in their communities. Included in this year's sesson are the following posters and presenters.

  • ABC's of Cycling: Presented by Deltrec Daniels
  • Bicycle Mayors: What are They and How do I Get One: Presented by Tiffany Mannion
  • Bike to Groceries: Presented by AJ Zelada
  • Can You Get a College Cycling Studies Minor Degree? Yes You Can: Presented by Ted Silver
  • DC Trail Rangers - How One Program Champions Outreach and Maintenance on Urban Trails: Presented by Ursula Sandstrom
  • Design Thinking for Local Impact: Presented by Jacob DeGeal 
  • Engaging the Community Through Professional Editorial Media: Presented by Lark Lo
  • Greensboro Dockless Bike Share Exceeds Expectations: Presented by Suzanne Williams
  • Herding Cats: Uniting Cycling Groups, Engaging Skeptics, and Building a Community: Presented by Alexandria Schneider
  • Indiana's Premier Bicycling City - Carmel: Presented by David W. Littlejohn
  • Professional Bicycle Mechanics Can Make a Difference: Presented by James Stanfill
  • Riding Beyond the Stationary: Rochester's Journey to Diversity in Cycling: Presented by Karen Rogers and & Kecia McCullough 
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Presented by Becky Afonso
  • Sharing the Cycling Mission with the Next Generation of Advocates: College Students Firsthand Experience in the Netherlands: Presented by Sharon Brown and Alan Bartley 
  • Trike'N Universe: Presented by Preston Tyree
  • Women's Cycling Survey 2016: Presented by Alyson West


Due to feedback from our 2018 posters and attendees, we have added an additional poster session! All presenters that are part of the March 5th General Poster Session will also have the opportunity to display their posters on March 6th in the ballroom.
Posters will not be required to be present at their poster stations and are encouraged to join the fun at our Happy Hour!  Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm.


Monday March 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

6:00pm

Welcoming Dinner - Annual Awards Presentations and Keynote by Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing
Our keynote speaker is Kim Jordan, co-founder and Executive Chair of returning Summit sponsor New Belgium Brewing. Kim serves as a link between New Belgium’s management group and its Board of Directors. She continues to champion foundational aspects of New Belgium that make it a business role model with its progressive business practices.

Kim and her two sons launched the New Belgium Family Foundation in 2013 as a way to continue to express their commitment to social and environmental impact through mission-aligned investing and philanthropy.   

Moderators
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists

Speakers
avatar for Kim Jordan

Kim Jordan

Co-founder, Chair of the Board and former CEO, New Belgium Brewing
Kim Jordan, Co-founder, Chair of the Board and former CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has developed expertise at the intersection of business, the environment and community to create one of the most respected craft breweries and innovative businesses in America. Her lifelong commitment... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, March 6
 

8:00am

Breakfast
The March 6th Breakfast Menu will include:

  • Natural orange and grapefruit juices, apple juice
  • Freshly sliced seasonal fruits & berries
  • Variety of individual flavored yogurts & house made granola with Chobani Greek yogurt
  • Assorted danish, scones & butter croissants, preserves, jams & creamy butter, peanut butter
  • New York style bagels with plain, garden herb & strawberry cream cheese
  • Royal Cup regular and decaffeinated coffee
  • A selection of regular and specialty teas by Taylors of Harrogate

Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Foyer Grand Ballroom

8:00am

Registration Desk Open
Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

9:00am

The State of Play in Congress and the Administration
This is our opportunity to hear from our leaders in Congress. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will talk through what he thinks are the opportunities and challenges ahead for improving federal funding and policy for bicycling and walking.

Repesentatitve Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) is both the sponsor of HR 4241: The Transportation Access and System Connection Act to improve data and planning for biking (and all modes). She is also a co-lead in the Problem-Solvers' caucus Infrastructure report. The Problem solvers is a bipartisan caucus looking for common sense solutions.

Bella Dinh Zarr is a member and former Vice Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) . This agency is in charge of investigating crashes and major safety issues in our transportation system. NTSB investigated the Michigan crash which killed 5 cyclists, and recently released a report on how speed effects safety on our roadways (the speed report will also be covered in detail in the panel sesssion following the plenary.)

Speakers
RB

Representative Blumenauer

Democratic Congressman from Portland, OR and Co-Chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus
RE

Representative Elizabeth Esty

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) is the lead sponsor of HR 4241 The Transportation Access and System Connection Act. | | She is also the co-lead on the infrastructure plan for the Bi-Partisan Problem Solvers Caucus
BD

Bella Dinh-Zarr PhD, MPH

Dr. Dinh-Zarr is on the Board of the National Transportation safety Board, the agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation crashes and promoting transportation safety.



Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:30am

Institutional Efforts to Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
There are many national organizations with an interest in traffic safety. In this session you will hear from prominent organizations whose work impacts safety at the national, state, and local level. These organizations are great potential partners as bicycling and walking advocacy groups lead the push for transformative safety policies and actions in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities.

The Governors' Highway Safety Association is a leader in transportation safety. Its members are the state highway safety offices that administer behavioral safety programming. In August 2017, the GHSA published "A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety" to help state highway safety offices respond to an increase in bicyclist deaths. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has been instrumental in reducing deaths and injuries in aviation, rail, and other transportation sectors. With the 2017 release of "Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles" the NTSB has issued 19 safety recommendations focused on speed reduction for traffic safety improvement.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has represented state Departments of Transportation for years. Recently, AASHTO has created a Council on Active Transportation, placing biking and walking at the same level of importance as the five other modal councils that feed ideas to AASHTO's policymaking process: https://active.transportation.org/

The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. Last December, NACTO released new guidance that explains how to build safe cycling facilities for regular cyclists, Designing for All Ages & Abilities. U.S. cities continue to lead the way as we establish best practices for roadway design that works for cyclists of all ages and abilities. 


Moderators
avatar for Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey

Executive Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials NACTO
Linda Bailey is the Executive Director of NACTO. Prior to this position, she was the federal policy advisor for New York City Department of Transportation for six years, where she was also a key advisor for NACTO. She has been working in U.S. transportation policy for 14 years, with... Read More →

Speakers
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Ivan Cheung

Transportation Research Analyst, National Transportation Safety Board
Ivan Cheung, PhD, is a transportation research analyst at the National Transportation Safety Board. At the NTSB, he co-managed many transportation safety studies, with topics ranging from speeding, single-unit truck, curbside bus operation, and integrity management of gas transmission... Read More →
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Russ Martin

Director of Government Relations, Governor’s Highway Safety Association
Russ Martin is Director of Government Relations for the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. He represents the state highway safety offices before federal agencies and Congress to assist states as they work to address highway safety issues.  Mr. Martin also works closely with... Read More →
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Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, M.U.R.P., is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in October of 2011. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environmental Services, Long-Range Planning, and Multimodal... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congressional Ballroom A

10:30am

Promoting Physical Activity through Policy, Behavior Change and Partnerships
Maybe you have heard that 'sitting is the new smoking'.  Government agencies, health advocates and others are promoting activities and policies to get people moving. Come hear from government and NGO speakers about their goals, programs and potential opportunities  to work with you to promote physical activity. 

Speakers
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Ken Rose

Senior Advisor | Physical Activity and Health Branch | Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity | National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion | U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TS

Thomas Stokell

CEO, Love to Ride
TV

Tim Vaske

State and Community Advocacy Manager, American Heart Association, Voices for Healthy Kids
Regional Campaign Manager, Voices for Healthy Kids | American Heart Association


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congressional Ballroom B

10:30am

Choosing the Right Bikeshare for Your Community or Campus
This session will provide expert advice on choosing the best bike share options for communties and campuses. Bike sharing options are being updated at an exciting pace — docked, dockless, e-bike and more. See firsthand what Washington, DC, itself is going through in the pilot program of multiple dockless bike sharing systems.

Suzanne Williams will talk about the LimeBike free flow dockless bikeshare in Greensboro, NC. The program launched in June of 2017 with 125 bikes at UNC Greensboro. Bikeshare quickly became the most popular sustainable transportation program on campus during the summer and was soon adopted by GDOT in a city wide expansion.

Waffiyyah Murray will be sharing best practices and lessons learned from her work in Philadelphia with Indego bike share. She’ll be highlighting the importance of community input during the site planning process, and the development of programs and initiatives to help make bikeshare an accessible, affordable and fun option for the community.

Charlie Denney was involved in the launch and operation of Capital Bikeshare. The introduction of dockless bikeshare systems has presented many opportunities and challenges in communities where they have arrived.  Planning for dock based systems has evolved, but these new systems present different considerations and options for how and where to contain the bikes within the public spaces.  This presentation will discuss different options, and their pros and cons, including examples from cities that are using the various types of systems.

Tim Alborg of bikeshare company Zagster/Pace Tim will discuss how cities are grappling with the issue of “lockless” dockless bike shares, with a focus on emerging regulations around the rapidly evolving bike share industry. He will also discuss the role thoughtful system design plays in maximizing ridership and equity.

Speakers
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Tim Alborg

Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Zagster
At Zagster, Alborg educates local policy makers on bike sharing and transportation issues and works with key elected and appointed officials to advocate for legislation and regulations that support bike infrastructure.
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Charlie Denney

Senior Associate, Alta Planning + Design
Charlie Denney has over 25 years experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning, design and program management. The majority of his recent work has been in the Mid-Atlantic and the southeast, including, the Bicycle Master Plan for Richmond, Virginia,  launch and operation of Capital... Read More →
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Waffiyyah Murray

Better Bike Share Partnership Program Manager, City of Philadelphia
Waffiyyah is a Philadelphia native with a love for walking and biking. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, and over fourteen years of experience working with different Philadelphia-based non-profit and community organizations. As Education Program Manager... Read More →
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Suzanne Williams

Associate Director, Campus Access Management, UNC Greensboro
Suzanne is transportation planner at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She supports a variety of multi-modal sustainable transportation options including walking, bicycling, car sharing, ride sharing, public transit, and right-sized parking. UNCG was the first campus... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Congressional Ballroom C

10:30am

Growing Bicycling, Partnerships, and Local Investments Through Bicycle Tourism

Description:

We all want to increase bicycling and we all could use more funding to improve conditions. Partnerships are powerful for accessing new supporters and funding and bicycle tourism can be a fantastic way to accomplish all of these goals. Bicycle tourism in the United States is estimated at $83 Billion annually and this benefits rural areas, suburban communities and urban centers. Join us for an engaging session in how you and your community or state could leverage bicycle tourism for economic development. We’ll share the latest research, inspiring examples, local experiences from peer advocates, and strategies and tools to grow biking, partnerships and funding for your community, region, or state.

Learning Objectives:

1. Latest research on what it takes to be a successful bicycle tourism destination - determining you niche segment(s), developing your product, managing, promoting, and funding.

2. What are the steps and pitfalls in the journey to growing bicycle tourism.

3. Share strategies and tools for communities to become bicycle tourism destinations,

cultivate or attract new business, foster economic development, and benefit local cycling.



Speakers
avatar for Bari Freeman

Bari Freeman

Executive Director, Bike Newport
Executive Director, Bike Newport
avatar for Richard Fries

Richard Fries

Executive Director, MassBike
Executive Director, MassBike
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Anna Gurnhill

Global Operations Manager, CycleLifeHQ
Anna is an endurance triathlete who also loves hill climbs and cycle-cations on her roadie. As Global Operations Manager for CycleLifeHQ, she is responsible for working with cycle tourism destinations to create marketplace content and promote cycling experiences, products and services... Read More →
LM

Lee McLaughlin

Visit Tucson, Senior Director of Marketing
avatar for Cynthia Rose

Cynthia Rose

Cynthia Rose, Santa Monica Spoke

Sponsors
avatar for Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Owner / Guide, DC Cycling Concierge
After decades of leading organizations to make communities across the county safer and better for biking and walking, I now offer fully customized bike rides in the DC region. With my motto "Your Ride, Your Pace" I'll meet travelers or residents where they are and give them an wonderful... Read More →
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... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 15

10:30am

Best Practices for Managing and Growing Your Bike Club
Join us and learn ideas, insights, solutions and strategies, from a forum of America’s top bicycle club officials, as they discuss best practices in managing and growing their bicycle clubs.
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
avatar for Tulio Bertorini

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
avatar for Joel Holback

Joel Holback

President, Shawnee Trail Cycling Club
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Ralph Monti

Chair, Board of Directors, The League of American Bicyclists
Past president of The Bicycling Club of North Jersey, a bike club with 1,500 members.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 16 Renaissance Hotel Meeting Room Level

10:30am

A Bike's-Eye View: Working with Law Enforcement
Law enforcement officers are very familiar with motor vehicle law. But their frame of reference is how it relates to motorized traffic. Since the view from a bicycle is different, and a person driving a bicycle is not surrounded by a sturdy metal structure to protect him/herself, the view of those rights and duties is different from the saddle. There are also inconsistencies in traffic law that may impact officers’ response to bicyclists’ actions.

Education of patrol officers can address these issues. Classroom instruction on the 5 Es: Education, Engineering, Enforcement, Encouragement and Evaluation (all with an underlying current of the 6th E: Equity) provides an intellectual understanding of the issues bicycle drivers face. On-bike modules provide the real-life experience for participants. When officers find themselves part of traffic on a bicycle, the "Aha!" moment occurs.

The session will give participants a framework to create their own program. It will also discuss the challenges faced to get such a program funded and running. Finally, the critical need for support from local law enforcement champions will be addressed.

Speakers
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Todd Hoagland

These Guys, LLC
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Les Leathem

President, These Guys, LLC
LAB Coach, emphasis on work with law enforcement
CS

Cyndi Steiner

Executive Director, njbikewalk


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 12/13/14

10:30am

Is a Ballot initiative right for our community? Where do we start?


Jason Jordan, Director, Center for Transportation Excellence

Ballot measures have become an increasingly important tool for funding transportation projects and programs. The use of voter-approved funding initiatives for bike and pedestrian projects as well as transit on maintenance has steadily grown with 2016 setting a record for both the number of measures on ballots and the amount of funding approved. Although these measures a have strong record of success at the ballot box, the campaigns can be hard fought and early steps usually proved critical to victory. This session will look at the evolving role of local ballot measures and specifically highlight the strategies, tactics and messaging used by successful campaigns with a particular focus on the role of local advocacy organizations and coalitions.  Topics will include crafting ballot language, analyzing the political environment, targeting voters, building ballot coalitions, conducting polling, developing key messages, and coordinating with public sector partners. 


Speakers
JJ

Jason Jordan

Director, Advocacy Associates
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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 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

12:00pm

Lunch Plenary - Thinking holistically to build more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities.
First, Toks Omishakin is the Deputy Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Vice Chair of the Council on Active Transportation for AASHTO. Under AASHTO's new organization the Council on Active Transportation is at the same level as their Council on Rail, Highway and Air travel.  Commissioner Omishakin will talk about the Council's new Strategic plan and how bicycling and walking advocates can work with their State DOTs to improve bicycling and walking in their State.

Then a panel discussion will inspire bicycling advocates to think holistically about development, transportation, housing, and land use in the work to build more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities. 


Dr. Jane Delgado, CEO, National Alliance of Hispanic Health
Charles Brown, Senior Researcher of Rutgers University, Board of America Walks
Dr. Rose Gowen, Commissioner, City of Brownsville, TX
Harriet Tregoning, Planning Nerd and Public Policy Entrepreneur 

Speakers
avatar for Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Charles Brown is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 15 years of public and private sector experience in transportation... Read More →
avatar for Jane Delgado

Jane Delgado

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). The mission of the Alliance is the best health outcomes for all. Alliance community-based members serve over 15 million Hispanics and national members provide... Read More →
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Rose Gowen

City Commissioner, City of brownsville
As a commissioner for the Brownsville City Commission since 2009 and a physician of more than 20 years. Dr. Rose Gowen has focused her career on issues related to smart growth, quality of life and the combating of obesity and chronic disease.  Through a collaboration with the University... Read More →
avatar for Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, M.U.R.P., is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in October of 2011. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environmental Services, Long-Range Planning, and Multimodal... Read More →
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Harriet Tregoning

Harriet Tregoning is the immediate past Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Her work at HUD encompassed helping states, regions, cities, counties and towns across the country... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles
Learn how bicyclists are reacting to the introduction of autonomous vehicles to the roadways of Pittsburgh and how researchers at Carnegie Mellon are ensuring that autonomous vehicles will contribute to safer roadways for all users.

Highly automated vehicles will revolutionize the movement of people of goods. How can we leverage data, partnerships, and policy to *ensure* that streets will become increasingly safe places to bike and walk? This panel will discuss innovative partnerships that have been launched to explore the future of bike and car interactions. The panelists will offer suggestions of forward-thinking policies, infrastructure, and strategies to advocate for today in your hometown.

Eric Boerer led Bike Pittsburgh in administering the first survey of bike riders who share the road with automated vehicles. To pull it off, he partnered with the Western PA Regional Data Center, and the survey itself led to a collaboration with Uber.

Ngani Ndimbie, a former Bike Pittsburgh communications manager turned graduate student, is studying transportation policy at Carnegie Mellon – a school with a 30 year old self-driving car project. Compiling strategies for future proofing safe streets is her latest passion. 

Speakers
avatar for Eric

Eric "Erok" Boerer

Advocacy Director, BikePGH
Eric is one of the founders of the Free Ride community bike program. Eric coordinated BikePGH’s first BikeFest!, a multi-day bicycle festival and celebration, drawing thousands of participants, and continues to this day. Although a native to Eastern PA, he has been in Pittsburgh since 1995, moving here to attend the University of Pi... Read More →
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Ngani Ndimbie

Women in Transportation Fellow at Traffic21, Carnegie Mellon University
Ngani Ndimbie is a MS Candidate for Public Policy and Management at CMU. She's a Pittsburgh native who is passionate about equitable policies, economic justice, and healthy communities. Before joining Traffic 21 as the Women in Transportation Fellow, she held positions at some of... Read More →
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David Woessner

General Manager, LM Industries Inc.
David currently serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD. After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016, where the world's first self-driving, cognitive, low speed, electric shuttle, Olli, was debuted, he is now responsible for operations... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Congressional Ballroom B

2:00pm

FHWA Efforts to Improve Bicycling

This session will solicit input on Federal leadership role in advancing bike infrastructure and provide an overview of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) recently published planning and design resources. It will highlight resources such as the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide, Achieving Multimodal Networks, Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures, and Accessible Shared Streets.

Information will be organized around the four goals in the U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022: Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation, and Accountability. The session will include a detailed discussion of FHWA’s newest resource, the Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity. Linkages will also be made between FHWA’s pedestrian and bicycle resources and goals and activities relating to recreational trails and safe routes to school, including funding sources.

To learn more about recent and upcoming FHWA research efforts come to this session and visit: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/resources/trb_summaries/trb2018.cfm.


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Douwes

Christopher Douwes

Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration
Christopher Douwes is a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington DC. He has managed the Recreational Trails Program since 1992, Transportation Enhancement / Transportation Alternatives since 2003, and has assisted with Bicycle and Pedestrian ... Read More →
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Daniel Goodman

Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Dan Goodman works on the Livability Team in the Office of Human Environment at FHWA. He leads FHWA’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Program and Work Group and oversees the national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. He serves as one of FHWA’s representatives on the U.S.DOT Pedestrian... Read More →
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Shari Schaftlein

Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA
Shari Schaftlein, has 32 years of public service spanning tribal, State, and Federal governments, and nonprofit. She has held leadership positions in the FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty for 14 years. Currently as Director of the Office of Human Environment, she supervises... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 16 Renaissance Hotel Meeting Room Level

2:00pm

Improving Safety in Group and Rural Riding
There is safety in numbers when riding bikes, research proves this. Yet, there are other factors to consider in bicycle safety when larger groups ride together. This panel examines the why and how of educating beginning and experienced riders for a club ride, charity ride, or any type of group ride. What should be considered when riding in a large group rather than when riding by oneself?  We'll also take a close look at educating group ride leaders to most effectively and safely lead a group.  

Engineering solutions as well as bike safety education can help  make rural roads safer for bicyclists riding in a group or riding solo. Hear about the benefits of rural climbing lanes and how improved safety can be achieved with minimal additional cost to a rural road project.

Speakers
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Vanessa BisseyBeard

National League Coach/ LCI, League of American Bicyclist
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Jeremy Chapman

Sr. Traffic Engineer / Research Lead, American Structurepoint, Inc.
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Doug Smith

Everyday Bicycling Coordinator, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Everyday Bicycling Coordinator


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

2:00pm

Bicycle Friendly Driver Training
The Bicycle Friendly Driver program was started by the City of Fort Collins FC Bikes in Colorado in December 2015 and has since made its way to communities across the nation. The innovative approach to reaching motor vehicle drivers with information about how to share the road safely with bicyclists has given advocates, city staff, academics and education professionals a new way package and deliver bicycle safety education. Since the program was debuted at the National Bike Summit in March 2017 people in 39 states and 3 countries have leveraged this program to make a positive difference.

In this session you will earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification and see how the program is delivered. In addition, you will learn about resources for LCIs as well as other attendees to help you start and deliver the program in your communites.

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... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 12/13/14

2:00pm

Bringing the Circus to Town? A 'How-To' for Maximizing your Fundraising Through Special Events
Fundraising is an important aspect to any non-profit organization. It’s how we are able to share our mission, vision, values and overall cause of our organizations. Programs and services offered by local non-profits are dependent on fundraising to supplement fees for services, staffing and overall budgets.

For the past 17 years, Tour de Fat has provided bicycle non-profits a great opportunity to raise funds, build awareness and share their cause with local communities. New Belgium Brewing has collaborated with numerous local non-profit organizations nationwide to raise funds and produce unique special events such as Tour de Fat, the Urban Assault Ride, CLiPs Beer and Film Tour, and Mountain Adventure Scavenger Hunt. 
Special events are not just about raising money and having fun. They can also communicate your cause, introduce your mission and your organization to new people, increase membership, gather data, and educate others about a program or service offered by your organization.

The main objectives of this presentation are to demonstrate how special events can be beneficial to local bicycle non-profit organizations, how bicycle non-profits can leverage these events to support the cause of their organization, increase the amount of funds raised at events, and to help identify potential partnerships or events that bicycle non-profit organizations can pursue to improve fundraising.

Speakers
avatar for John Yeast

John Yeast

NPO Relationship Associate, New Belgium Brewing
John Yeast is the NPO Relationship Associate and is a proud employee co-owner of New Belgium Brewing.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Congressional Ballroom C

2:00pm

Creating Representation of Diversity through Content Creation
The bike industry is starting to create media that states the intention to embrace the idea that the people who ride bikes come from all ranges and backgrounds. These content creators at the top hold the power to change the narrative of who belongs and the power to create more inclusive spaces and ideals across the industry.

Unfortunately due to the very small range of people that compromise the industry, the decision makers in these companies and organizations rarely reflect the new communities they are attempting to reach. This leads to the content being created only including a very narrow scope of what a cyclist looks like and often also leads to the tokenization of people outside of that scope.

This interactive workshop will teach creators guiding principles to use in order to craft captivating story driven outreach and marketing content and help them to develop tools that broaden the perspective of who should be represented while most importantly taking steps to avoid tokenization.

Speakers
avatar for Ayesha McGowan

Ayesha McGowan

Advocate/ Racer, A Quick Brown Fox


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Congressional Ballroom A

2:00pm

Bike Ed without a Bike? Yes!
For young people, the best way to teach traffic safety rules and bike handling skills is to get them on a bike.  But that is not always possible.  Schools or safety advocates may not have funds to purchase a fleet of bikes, or to store them, or transport them.  And as an outdoor activity, bike ed simply doesn't happen year round.  In some parts of the country the weather, or lack of daylight, prevent outdoor activities like bike riding or outdoor events such as bike rodeos.

The New York Bicycling Coalition's "Walk Safe, Bike Safe" program for elementary aged children addressess this gap.  It was developed with the support of the Capital District Transportation Committee, in Albany NY, and was implemented through the after school program of the Albany YMCA.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Crandall

Ken Crandall

Education Director, New York Bicycling Coalition
avatar for Tom Polk

Tom Polk

Regional Education Coordinator, New York Bicycling Coalition


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 15

2:00pm

Mobile Workshop: National Geographic Society
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people, and pre-registration is required through through this Summit registration link. Adding this session to "My Sched" on this screen will not register you for the workshop.


Visit this Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business in the heart of Washington D.C. Participants will take a short 3-mile urban ride together to National Geographic Society. Together the group will visit impressive bike facilities such as indoor bike parking, bike repair area & employee locker rooms. Throughout the tour you'll visit the African Savanna, view Great White Sharks, and experience many iconic and recently captured photos of the National Geographic Society. Experience National Geographic as you never have before. Participants will meet in the East Courtyard of the Renaissance to bike together. 



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Courtyard of the Renaissance 999 9th St. NW

2:00pm

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

This mobile workshop is limited to 20 people, and pre-registration is required through through this Summit registration link. Adding this session to "My Sched" on this screen will not register you for the workshop.


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 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:30pm
East Courtyard of the Renaissance 999 9th St. NW

3:00pm

Break
Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

5:30pm

General Poster Session & Happy Hour Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing
Due to feedback from our 2018 posters and attendees, we have added an additional poster session! All presenters that are part of the March 5th General Poster Session will also have the opportunity to display their posters on March 6th in the ballroom.

Posters will not be required to be present at their poster stations and are encouraged to join the fun at our Happy Hour!

The General Poster Session will highlight grassroot initiatives across the country in a wide range of fields. Check out what groups, individuals, businesses, and educational institutions are doing to promote bicycling in their communities. Included in this year's sesson are the following posters and presenters.

  • ABC's of Cycling: Presented by Deltrec Daniels
  • Bicycle Mayors: What are They and How do I Get One: Presented by Tiffany Mannion
  • Bike to Groceries: Presented by AJ Zelada
  • Can You Get a College Cycling Studies Minor Degree? Yes You Can: Presented by Ted Silver
  • DC Trail Rangers - How One Program Champions Outreach and Maintenance on Urban Trails: Presented by Ursula Sandstrom
  • Design Thinking for Local Impact: Presented by Jacob DeGeal 
  • Engaging the Community Through Professional Editorial Media: Presented by Lark Lo
  • Greensboro Dockless Bike Share Exceeds Expectations: Presented by Suzanne Williams
  • Herding Cats: Uniting Cycling Groups, Engaging Skeptics, and Building a Community: Presented by Alexandria Schneider
  • Indiana's Premier Bicycling City - Carmel: Presented by David W. Littlejohn
  • Professional Bicycle Mechanics Can Make a Difference: Presented by James Stanfill
  • Riding Beyond the Stationary: Rochester's Journey to Diversity in Cycling: Presented by Karen Rogers and & Kecia McCullough 
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Presented by Becky Afonso
  • Sharing the Cycling Mission with the Next Generation of Advocates: College Students Firsthand Experience in the Netherlands: Presented by Sharon Brown and Alan Bartley 
  • Trike'N Universe: Presented by Preston Tyree
  • Women's Cycling Survey 2016: Presented by Alyson West

Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Foyer Grand Ballroom

5:30pm

League Cycling Instructor Reception
We welcome all LCIs to attend this reception. Thank you for all your work as a LCI! 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Dewey

Alison Dewey

Director of Education, League of American Bicyclists
WABA
avatar for Bill Nesper

Bill Nesper

Executive Director, League of American Bicyclists


6:00pm

Bicycle Friendly University Happy Hour, Sponsored by Cycling Safety Gear
Join us for an off-site gathering for all Bicycle Friendly University professionals and BFU-interested advocates to mix and mingle!

Cash bar.  Food and venue sponsored by Cycling Safety Gear, creator of Morpher (TM) Flat Folding Helmets. Learn more at http://cyclingsafetygear.com

Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Busboys and Poets 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Wednesday, March 7
 

8:00am

Lobby Day

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20003

There will be bagels and coffee throughout the morning and a light lunch served. Stop by and get recharged with other Summit attendees. 



Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00am - 4:30pm
Lobby Day Headquarters 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003

9:30am

Alternative Session for Non-Lobbyists
Are you a government employee? Does your employer forbid lobbying? If so, this session is for you. 

Speakers
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Director


10:00am

BFU Alternative Session For State School Employees
If you aren't able to participate in Lobby Day because you work for a Public University, join an informal Bicycle Friendly University alternative session happening Wednesday morning!

Organized by Tim Potter of Michigan State University (pottert@msu.edu) and Aaron Goldbeck of University of Maryland (goldbeck@umd.edu). 

Speakers
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Aaron Goldbeck

Bicycle Coordinator, University of Maryland
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Tim Potter

Sustainable Transportation Manager, MSU Bikes
Married over 32 yrs., 3 kids, 1 grandson, 2 dogs and lotsa bikes of all types (but really love vintage classics - 80's and earlier). Enjoy bicycling of all types, soccer, XC skiing, photography and anything Japanese. Oversee MSU Bikes and anything else to do with bicycling at the... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Robert H. Smith School of Business | UMD Ronald Reagan Building & Int'l Trade Center, Classroom #4 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004

5:15pm

Group Photo on Capitol Steps!
Get your picture with the group before the Congressional Reception. Meet at the Capitol Steps (southeast side of the Capitol, closer to the House Office Buildings). Our photographer Brian Palmer will take some group photos, and we'll share them with you after the Summit!

Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Capitol Steps, House side Independence Avenue and First Street, SE

6:00pm

Congressional Reception
Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Longworth House Office Building, Cafeteria Independence Avenue and South Capitol Streets, SE

7:30pm

Crosshairs Garage Race - Crystal City
https://www.crystalcity.org/do/crosshairs-garage-races

Formerly known as Wednesday Night Spins, Crosshairs Garage Races returns to Crystal City in March for five weeks of adrenaline-filled, bicycle racing in a parking garage.
The series challenges amateur and elite cyclists alike to compete weekly for prizes and points in pursuit of the “Petty Cup.” Named in honor of Joseph Petty, the former Crystal City BID employee and Crosshairs team member who conceived of the event, the Petty Cup is awarded to the racer in each category with the most points earned over the course of the first four weeks of the series. 
This year, the series closes on Wednesday, April 4th with a slightly more festive ambiance. Beginner, intermediate, and junior racers can still get into the competitive spirit, but the real match-ups occur with the Feds versus Contractors, the Cargo/Tandem/Bikeshare Show down, and the Fixed-Gear Finale. 
Those too timid for the saddle can always catch the excitement from the comfort of the sidelines while enjoying a beverage from the event’s pop-up bar.
Crosshairs Garage Races is hosted by the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with JBG SMITH and In The Crosshairs.
If you want to race National Bike Summit attendees get a $5 discount
Registration is now open! 

Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, March 8
 

8:30am

Congressional Bike Ride
Meet at the Grant Memorial on the West side of the Capitol. Gather at 8:30AM. The ride will be led by WABA staff. It is a casual pace ride covering 6-8 miles within in the District. Provide your own bike and you must wear a helmet. 

Thursday March 8, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
Grant Memorial, West Side of the Capitol
 


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