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NEW – Mobile Workshops at the National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum
The 2016 National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum will offer attendees a unique opportunity to visit some of the Washington D.C. area’s most bicycle-friendly places by bike! This coming March, we will feature two unique mobile workshops to give attendees an exclusive look at how local leaders are supporting and promoting bicycling. Each workshop will be offered to up to 75 participants on a first-registered basis. Bikes will be provided by Motivate, operators of Capital Bike Share. We encourage participants to bring their own helmet. Workshops will be offered on Monday, March 7, 2:30-5:00PM; Tuesday, March 8, 9:30AM-Noon & 2:30-5:00PM. Choose your preferred date and time on the registration page under Sessions.
There are limited spots available so register for the 2016 National Bike Summit now and claim your spot!
Mobile Workshop #1: NPR & The World Bank
Visit two iconic organizations of D.C. that are leading the bicycling movement and are part of the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program – National Public Radio (NPR) and The World Bank Group. This is a six-mile, on-street ride led by League staff.
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, hear from NPR bike group members, and, along the way, experience a typical commute of a D.C.-based NPR staff on some of the city’s new cycle tracks. The tour of this Gold level BFB will finish with a visit to the two-story, open floor newsroom bustling with NPR activity.
Participants will hop back on bike to pedal the renowned Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes to The World Bank Group headquarters building located just a stone’s throw from the White House.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. They are not a bank in the ordinary sense but exist as a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. They have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The organization is a Silver level BFB.
The colossal World Bank building accommodates hundreds of bikes, and offers workstands, tools, and locker rooms for their abundance of bike commuters. Walk through the World Bank’s picturesque atrium to visit the (bike) Commuter Services’ desk and experience one of the most beautiful working places in the city. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with bike group members and a representative of The World Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Program.
Mobile Workshop #2: Arlington, Virginia, by Bike
Visit Arlington, Virginia to see, experience and hear Arlington County’s incredible bike achievements and learn from some of their challenges. League and BikeArlington staff will give participants an in-depth look at what it takes to become a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The route is nearly 10 miles in length and full of exciting bike facilities.
Arlington, Virginia is a great place to get around by bicycle. With more than one hundred miles of multi-use trails, on-street bike lanes, and designated bike routes it is easy for cyclists to get where they need to go. Arlington is compact in size and laced with an extensive bike network that make cycling to nearly any location in the county quick, safe, and convenient.
Participants will experience the Rosslyn Bikeometer, the first of its kind on the East Coast, green painted bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, full bike racks at a local high school, quiet neighborhood streets identified as a bike comfort zone, and more.
The National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill and providing attendees with the tools they need to accelerate their local bike movement. More details on the agenda will be released soon so keep your eye on bikeleague.org/summit for current information. We guarantee the three days will be packed with fun and excitement that you won’t want to miss. We invite you to join us!
Registration for the mobile workshops will close once capacity is reached, so click here and register now!