Frequently Asked Questions
National Bike Summit FAQ
The 2024 National Bike Summit will take place Tuesday, March 19, through Thursday, March 21, 2024. The Summit will be hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW, in Washington, DC.
There are in-person and online-only access tickets available.
We will use the conference platform Whova for all attendees. Keynote and plenaries can be attended in-person while online-only attendees can watch and ask questions via live stream. Breakout sessions will only be interactive for in-person attendees in DC. Online-only participants will be able to watch recordings of the breakout sessions after the conclusion of the Summit.
Yes, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has outdoor bike parking. Bike parking will be unattended — remember to bring a bike lock!
- In order to receive the member discount, you must be a current individual or family League member. Visit the join or renew page to see if your membership is current.
- Affiliates of member Organizations, Companies and Bike Clubs are offered discounted registration starting January 4. Registering at the Early Bird rate, offered through January 3, is the most affordable rate throughout registration. Check with your group administrator for the code, or contact [email protected]
- In taking actions that align with our values and our equity goals, members of BIPOC-led and focused bike clubs/groups are eligible for discounted registration to the National Bike Summit thanks to our partnership with SRAM. Email [email protected] for more information.
The best pricing for Summit registration is always with an individual membership, even when the price of purchasing a new membership is considered. As such, member pricing is available only to individual and family members. We encourage all Summit attendees to become members by visiting bikeleague.org/join-now.
Discounts are also available for the following groups:
State Coordinators receive discounted registration for their work scheduling congressional meetings and organizing Summit attendees at the state level. Email [email protected] for more information.
In taking actions that align with our values and our equity goals and in partnership with our friends at SRAM, BIPOC-led and focused bike clubs/groups are eligible for discounted registration to the National Bike Summit. Email [email protected] for more information.
The League of American Bicyclists is offering a 25 percent discount to the National Bike Summit for Public Health Professionals who work on increasing physical activity through community design efforts. If you are working on state or local level policies and activities to improve pedestrian, bicycle or transit transportation networks to everyday destinations we would love to have you attend! Contact [email protected] to receive the discount code to register for the National Bike Summit.
The scholarship application for the 2024 National Bike Summit is available here.
The League is committed to ensuring that people from all economic backgrounds have access to our events through scholarships. Each year we offer scholarships to those who, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend the conference.
Priority will be given to applicants that have not received a Summit scholarship in the past. Any scholarship applicant that is not awarded will be offered the early bird discount.
Fill out an application to apply for financial assistance to attend the 2024 National Bike Summit. This application will close on Friday, January 19 at midnight (PT).
There is a separate registration system for the Bike Advocacy Training that will follow the 2024 Summit. Space is extremely limited, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more and register for the workshop here »
Everyone who purchases a ticket to the National Bike Summit will have access to the recordings of all of the sessions. Each presenter has the choice and ability whether to distribute slides or other information presented during the National Bike Summit.
Attendees are more than welcome to bring their own bikes to the ride but Capital Bikeshare bikes will also be available. Participants MUST bring their own helmet.
Yes, there will be at least two separate tracks for public employees who attend the Summit but can't participate in Lobby Day on Wednesday, March 20th. One track will be for city, state, and federal transportation employees, and a second track will be for public university employees, with content focused around the Bicycle Friendly University program. A third track may be added for public health employees at the state or local level if there is sufficient demand. All Lobby Day Alternative programming will be offered in-person only (no virtual or hybrid options, and the sessions will not be recorded) at the 2024 National Bike Summit.
When you register for the Summit, you will be given the chance to say whether you plan to participate in Lobby Day, in a Lobby Day alternative session for public employees, or neither.
Online registration for ONLINE ONLY attendance closes on March 21, 2024.
Online registration for IN-PERSON attendance closes March 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.
Walk-up registration will be available at the Summit on March 19th.
Each virtual registrant will have access to the National Bike Summit virtual platform and will only be able to enter the conference on one device (Computer, laptop, tablet) at a time. Online-only ticket holders will be asked not to share their logins.
If you register and then realize that you can no longer attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual until March 10, 2024. After that, we reserve the right to transfer the registration to a scholarship recipient. All you need to do to make this change is email [email protected] or call our office and we will be happy to take care of it for you: 202-822-1333.
We ask that all in-person attendees of the 2024 Summit be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test negative on a PCR test 1-2 days prior to attending. Anyone feeling sick or who is known to have been exposed to COVID-19 leading up to the event is asked not to attend. At the in-person Summit events, we will be following CDC recommendations and local public health policies. You can read the CDC’s safety guidelines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
We understand that making plans can be difficult during the pandemic so we have tried to make a refund policy that is as fair and flexible as possible.
In-person and Virtual registration is fully refundable (minus a $25 administrative fee) through January 31, 2024. In-person and virtual registration is 50% refundable from February 1 until March 1, 2024. There will be no refunds granted starting on or after March 1, 2024. You may transfer your in-person or virtual registration without penalty until March 10, 2024.
Anyone who registers to attend in person and falls sick in the days prior to the event will be offered a virtual registration and a 50% percent refund or a free transfer to next year’s National Bike Summit.
Failure to use a discount code upon registering does not entitle registrants to partial refunds for the difference in cost at a later time. Before you register, please email [email protected] if you believe you are eligible for a discount (Summit Sponsor, State Coordinator, etc.)
In the event that you need to update, cancel, or transfer your registration, please email us at [email protected] or call 202-822-1333 and we'll be happy to assist you.
The League welcomes Summit sponsorship from businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes. Sponsors enjoy wide exposure throughout the event, and are invited to engage directly with our in-person audience of advocates, educators, leaders and professionals.
Yes, the League of American Bicyclists is committed to moving from the halls of Congress to the streets of your community and we want you to do the same. Lobby Day at the Summit will prioritize meetings which can be held in person, while some meetings may be held virtually if there are no in-person attendees from the district.
You can find your congressional district by entering your zip code here.
You are encouraged to share your profile as an attendee to the National Bike Summit so that other attendees can contact you through the event platform. The registration form asks for your permission to share your profile before making it available to other attendees.
If you are participating in Lobby Day, your email, phone number, and congressional district will be shared with your State Coordinator and other Lobby Day participants from your state.
The League reserves the right to provide a list of attendees to sponsors by request. To opt out, contact [email protected].
Attendees are encouraged to find their own lodging in Washington, DC, that meets their needs and budget. The in-person events will be located in and around the MLK Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Here are a few hotels in the area (the League does not have a room block at any hotel):
Citizen M (Use Code MEETING for a 15% discount)
Please contact [email protected] for more information on Pop-Up shop opportunities at the National Bike Summit.
Contact [email protected] with any questions regarding the National Bike Summit.
For the 2024 Summit, the League invites individuals and organizations to submit proposals to lead discussions or offer expertise on topics related to safer roads, slower speeds, and making biking better.
Preference will be given to proposals submitted on or before October 25, 2023 at 11:59pm PT. However, the RFP will remain open through December and additional proposals will be considered if there are additional openings in the Summit agenda or webinar series. Submit a Proposal »