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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

If you are only able to attend the Leadership Retreat and will not be joining us for the full National Bike Summit, please email summit@bikeleague.org before you register. 

What to Expect:

We’ll be kicking off Saturday, March 3rd in the late afternoon with an optional bike ride and evening reception with plenty of time to connect with your peers from around the country over food and drinks.

Here’s a snapshot agenda for Sunday March 4th (9am-4:30pm)

Morning

  • Workshops for city organizations, state organizations, and various program leaders

  • Unconference-inspired networking on topics chosen by you

Lunch

  • Presentations including recent survey research, the Bicycle Friendly Community program, and more

Afternoon

  • Facilitated Strategic Planning for the Movement: Developing a roadmap for city, state, and national groups to work together more effectively

Directly following the Leadership Retreat everyone is invited to the League's Annual Member Meeting starting at 5pm at the Renaissance Hotel DC, 999 Ninth St NW Washington, DC


Moderators
avatar for Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod

Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
I'm the Policy Director at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Benchmarking Report 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 poli... Read More →
avatar for Amelia Neptune

Amelia Neptune

Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, The 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

6:00pm

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

Sunday March 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Penn Quarter Renaissance Hotel
 
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
Please note: this workshop has limited space, 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.)


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

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 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. | | She is... Read More →


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

9:00am

BFU Mobile Workshop: University of Maryland, College Park

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.


Monday March 5, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:30am

Mobile Workshop: National Geographic Society
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
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

10:00am

First Timers Meeting
Monday March 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom A

10:00am

State Coordinators Meeting
Monday March 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Congressional Ballroom B

11:00am

Workshop: Truing Up Your Work with Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

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. 

Attendance is limited to 30 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.


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

1:30pm

Opening Plenary - US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao & DC Welcoming Group
Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will be headlining the opening session of the National Bike Summit on March 5, 2018. 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 deliberations on a trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal. 

Secretary Chao has identified her top priorities as:  safety, innovation and infrastructure. We look forward to hearing from Secretary Chao about her experiences in her first year, her plans for transportation in the coming year and how active transportation fits into those plans. Here is an excerpt from her official biography: “Secretary Chao understands the critical role of the Department in ensuring the safety of our country’s transportation systems. She is also keenly aware of the key role infrastructure plays in our nation’s economic competitiveness and in strengthening economic growth in both the urban and rural areas of our country.”

Sectretary Chao will be followed by a panel of DC city leaders and advocates speaking about the development of better bicycling in Washington.



Speakers
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 deliberations on a trillion-dollar infrastructure... Read More →


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

3:00pm

Break
Monday March 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

State Efforts to Improve Bicycle Safety
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. 

Attend this session to hear about state efforts to improve bicyclist safety and learn how advocates can work with their governors and state highway safety offices.

Speakers
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Jason Van Driesche

Deputy Director, Local Motion


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, The League of American Bicyclists

Speakers
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Christine Acosta

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

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club
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Lucas Cruse

Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, City of St. Petersburg, Florida


Monday March 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
TBA

3:30pm

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. Explore the case study of LimeBike free flow dockless bikeshare in Greensboro, NC. The program launched 6/1/17 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. Learn about selection criteria, implementation planning, utilization data, ridership trends, and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Williams

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 campu... Read More →


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

3:30pm

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 Bike, Fleet Maintenance, Creative Advocacy... Read More →
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DeVaughn Rodgers

Education Program Coordinator, Bikepgh


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

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
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
  • 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 and Eric Zimmerman
  • Riding Beyond the Stationary: Rochester's Journey to Diversity in Cycling: Presented by Karen Rogers and & Kecia McCullough 
  • Risk Assessments to Improve Your Operations and Programs: Presented by Ron Stepanek
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Presented by Becky Afonso
  • Trike'N Universe: Presented by Preston Tyree


Monday March 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom North/Central Renaissance Hotel

6:00pm

Opening Dinner - 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 to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving. In more than a quarter century as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit, and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line. Kim has been a director on many diverse Boards over the years including The Brewers Association, 1% for The Planet and The... Read More →



Monday March 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, March 6
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday March 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Registration - Lower Level 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles
Learn how bicyclists are reacting to the introduction of autonomous vehicles to the roadways in 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 for those who 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 for policy, regulations, and research. 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 collaboration with Uber. Bernardo Pires is a project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University and his research projects explore using computer vision for intelligent bike and pedestrian detection. This bike and pedestrian detection can eventually be used to inform intelligent infrastructure like Pittsburgh's Surtrac system and assist cities and planners in monitoring street usage and managing the flow of all road users. In testing this technology Bernardo has partnered with Pittsburgh's City Planning Department and Rapid Flow Technologies, the CMU spinoff company that makes the Surtrac system. Janice Li (to be invited) of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is familiar with what can happen when automated vehicle testing goes awry. SF Bike Coalition partnered with the Vision Zero coalition to call on the department of motor vehicles to overhaul its automated vehicle testing regulations. Ngani Ndimbie, a former Bike Pittsburgh communications manager turned graduate student, is studying transportation policy at CMU – a school with a 30 year old self-driving car project. Ngani has regularly interacts with powerful people who have visions of the future that are mysteriously void of bicyclists and pedestrians (and disabled persons) or where all pedestrians and non-motorized vehicle users are required to use V2X technology (for their own safety, of course). Ngani has developed some strategies for talking to these folks.

Speakers
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Ngani Ndimbie

Student, Carnegie Mellon University


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

10:30am

Tech approaches to Safety Advocacy
Your Bike Advocacy Organization has spent years amassing intelligence, information, and data about cycling in your city. Now how do you use all that data to it's fullest potential? Led by Lynsie Campbell, founder and chief cyclist of LaneSpotter, this workshop will provide applicable insights on how to leverage your data, analytics, and email marketing to increase membership, reinforce advocacy initiatives, and extend your organization's reach.

Community leaders know a key to attracting businesses and creating community prosperity are active and healthy citizens yet the total number of American cyclists has dramatically declined since 1995 resulting in the closure of scores of independent bike shops across our country. A 2015 bike industry analysis documents that 38% percent of independent bike shops had gone out of business since 2001 and 37% of Americans stopped riding bicycles since the peak in 1995. Academic research, cyclists, Bike Shop owners and the Governors Highway Safety Association tell us that the perceived risk of cycling on our roads is the most important factor limiting the potential cycling population. We analyze the issue and propose a unique partnership between cyclists, law enforcement and government. www.cyclistvideoevidence.com/research/

Speakers
avatar for Lynsie Campbell

Lynsie Campbell

Founder, LaneSpotter
LaneSpotter is making cycling safer for the 100 million Americans who ride a bike each year. With its unique community-sourced mapping and navigation tool designed specifically for cyclists, LaneSpotter is expanding beyond bike infrastructure and fitness rides to focus on the saf... Read More →


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

10:30am

Best Practices for Managing and Growing Your Bike Club
Speakers
avatar for Tulio Bertorini

Tulio Bertorini

President, Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club


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
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Cyndi Steiner

Executive Director, njbikewalk


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:30am

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

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
TBD

10:30am

How to do a Ballot Initiative
Jason Jordan, Center for Transportation Excellence

Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

10:30am

Bike Ed without a Bike? Yes!
Bike Ed without a Bike? Yes!

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

12:00pm

Lunch Plenary - Thinking holistically to build more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities.
This 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 planning, policy, and research. He is considered a national thought leader and a leading voice in encouraging social justice in active transportation. He is often invited... 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 services to over 100 million individuals annually. The Alliance is at the forefront of insuring quality in health, science based solutions, promoting cultural proficiency, and linking health and the environment. In 2017 Latino Leaders named Dr. Delgado to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S., in 2015 she received the FDA... Read More →
avatar for Rose Gowen

Rose Gowen

Commissioner, City of Brownsville, TX
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 of Texas (UT) School of Public Health-Brownsville, Dr. Gowen was instrumental in developing the... Read More →
avatar for Harriet Tregoning

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 build a strong foundation for resilience in the face of a changing climate, and for a diverse and prosperous economy based on enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability, transportation choice, and affordability.Tregoning was previously Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where she worked to make DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive and thriving city. Prior to this she was the Director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, co-founded with former Maryland Governor Glendening. She served Governor Glendening as Secretary of Planning in Maryland. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Tregoning was the Director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

FHWA Efforts to Improve Bicycling
Learn about current and future resources from the Federal Highway Administration related to bicycling.

Recent and ongoing pedestrian and bicycle research efforts and related activities are organized by four goals from the draft U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022: 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
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Christopher Douwes

Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration


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

2:00pm

Bicycle Friendly Driver Training
Get certified in presenting the Bicycle Friendly Driver Training as a LCI. 

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

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.

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

2:00pm

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/ 

Speakers
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Alex Logemann

Alex reviews laws and policies from all 50 states to ensure the bike industry is aware of legislative and regulatory developments. A burrito-loving, Summit County-riding, karaoke-singing kind of guy, Alex loves that his work helps ensure manufacturers can keep making the bikes pe... Read More →
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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 ha... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Mobile Workshop: National Geographic Society
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
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

2:30pm

Improving Safety in Group and Rural Riding
Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 10/11 Renaissance Meeting Room Level

4:00pm

Hill Rally, State Meetings
Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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
TBA
 
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
I'm the Policy Director at the League of American Bicyclists. I am responsible for the League's Bicycle Friendly State and Benchmarking Report 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 poli... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
Penn Quarter Renaissance Hotel

5:30pm

Congressional Reception
Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
TBA