Countdown to Bike Summit 22
As you may or may not know, the League’s 2022 National Bike Summit is fast approaching! On March 27-30, as we convene under the theme of “Choosing Our Future”, we will continue to unite the voices of people like you, who know the importance of getting more people on bikes.
In 2021, bike advocates won big gains for transportation through increased funding and policy changes. Now, with so many transformational opportunities ahead, we’re using the National Bike Summit, the biggest gathering of bike advocates in the country, as a catalyst to shape the future of bike safety and accessibility for the next generation.
More than 500 people who love biking, from nearly every state, have already registered for the big event. Be a part of the movement and register now »
To continue providing the chance for as many bike enthusiasts from across the country to join in on the conversation, the hybrid summit will offer a host of both virtual and in-person opportunities to participate. All keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and panels will be conducted online for all attendees through the virtual platform Whova. Those who can join us in person in D.C. will go online for the core content and be able to participate in additional mobile workshops, bike rides, and other networking events. As always we will cap off the Summit with Hill Day, where you will have the chance to meet with your representatives in Congress.
Here’s Some Of What You Can Do At Bike Summit 22
- An opening plenary session on “Promoting Safety and Equity through State and Local Policy” presented by Mayor Frank Scott Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation for the State of Washington.
- A session for youth-led and youth-serving organizations discussing “Expanding the Appeal of Urban Cycling”. Hosts National Youth Bike Council will help bring youth perspectives and voices to the conversation of racial and generational inequities to bicycling in urban spaces. Did you know we offer free attendance for youth?
- A virtual bike ride taking in the history and sites of Washington DC’s cherry blossoms led by DC Cycling Concierge.
- An evening plenary with Mayor Claudia López of Bogotá, Colombia, where you’ll hear about her work to build a 30-min city and more, plus meet our 2022 Advocacy and Education Award winners.
- A how-to session learning about “Decriminalizing Walking and Bicycling in Kansas City” with speaker Michael Kelly, policy director of BikeWalkKC.
- A discussion about “New Approaches to Making Biking More Accessible to New Riders” with Evelyn Murcia and David Balick of Bike Arlington exploring ways leaders can work in their communities to make bicycling more accessible to more people, from creating customized route assistance to creating more engagement opportunities through family biking and more.
- A virtual screening by Bicycle Film Festival. See bicycling through a different lens!
- Lobby Day: we’ll set up meetings for you to discuss biking issues with your Members of Congress! The League also provides training on how to be an effective member of the Bike Lobby. Register for a How To Lobby webinar here.
- Many more sessions in our four tracks: Education, Engagement, Engineering, and Encouragement.
Joining In Person?
- Sunday, kick off the Summit with a mobile workshop exploring the Traffic Garden at Thomas Elementary in D.C and/or end the day with a DC Cycling Concierge Ride to see D.C.’s Best Sights at Night.
- Monday, join an on-site workshop on Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law where you’ll talk to FHWA staff about how the new bill will be implemented.
- Tuesday morning, join the Congressional Bike Caucus for a 5-7 mile ride focusing on innovative on-street infrastructure treatments, plus an ebike showcase.
See a session or bike ride you would love to attend? Join us in Washington, D.C., or online from anywhere for the 2022 National Bike Summit. Register here. Online registration for in-person attendance closes on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, and there will not be on-site registration at the event so please register early!
When you are a League member, there are so many ways to help make biking better for everyone. Members of the League can register for the entire Summit virtually for $70. Non-members can register for virtual attendance for $195 (or you can become a member for $45 and save on your registration fee!)
What Last Year’s Attendees Are Saying About Going Virtual
“One might think that yet another virtual event means tired and overplayed antics. However, the Bike Summit was anything but that with its interactive platform, lower price point, and concurrent sessions.”
“Hybrid makes so much sense! I’d never want to give up the in-person opportunity but the virtual opportunity will allow so many more bicycle advocates to participate.”
“I loved the interaction not only on Whova, but within each session. It really helped with the virtual aspect of things.”
Whether on a bike ride or through the web, we hope to see you all March 27-30th!