Tue, 03/20/12
Fri, 03/23/12

National Bike SummitNational Bike Summit

2:00 pm - 8:30 pm, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


National Bike Summit Program

Summit tracks

Track A: The Ask

Each year, the Summit focuses on one set of issues and a common ask in each and every meeting on the Hill on Thursday. In Track A, the same workshop will be repeated in each break out session time slot so that everyone is on the same page.

Track B: Plan B

What happens if we don't preserve dedicated Federal funding for bicycling and walking? The sessions in Track B provide insight into political and policy alternatives to relying on Federal funds.

Track C: Capacity

The bicycle movement has done a remarkable job in making its case in recent years - but we need help. Sessions in Track C will identify strategies for increasing the capacity of our movement: reaching new riders, audiences and demographics.

Track D: Dirt

Our friends at IMBA have identified the hottest topics and best off-road success stories to help us make our case. Make no mistake, we are in this together and it's about more than just preserving the recreational trails program.

Track E: Economics

Bicycling is big business; it saves money for individuals, communities and our nation - but exactly how much? What are the benefits and how do we make the economic case for cycling most effectively...workshops in Track E have the answers.

Track F: Friend me

Facebook, Twitter, and on-demand mobility solutions are in your future. Track F covers new friends, new technologies, new media and some new ideas for working with competitive cyclists and events.

Tentative Schedule


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IMBA- Public Lands Workshop -- Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Independence H/I
Join IMBA's annual pre-summit workshop to make sure your club is prepared to activate on opportunities and challenges to help you better understand grassroots organizing and activation.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Women's Cycling Forum

Independence D/E
Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States - making up just 24 percent of bike trips in 2009. But that trend is shifting. We're eager to learn from our peers, share our experiences and explore ideas to engage more women. Register for the free forum.

4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


Independence Foyer

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

League of American Bicyclists Business Meeting

Independence D/E

5:00 p.m. - 6: 00 p.m.

First Timers Orientation

Independence B/C

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome & Opening Reception

Independence A
Keynote Speaker - Mark Mckinnon, Hill + Knowlton Strategies


6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Independence Foyer

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Opening General Session

Independence A
An interactive discussion with Congressional Members and Administration officials about bicycling's future in our national transportation policy.

Speakers: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary Will Shafroth
Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) - Invited
Representative Tim Johnson (R-IL) - Invited
Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) - Invited
Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) - Invited

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

I Bike, I Vote: Here's my Ask

Independence B/C
This session is essential preparation for your meetings on Thursday. Panelists will provide the very latest intelligence on the transportation bill, describe what's at stake as we enter this crucial phase of the legislative process, and help hone your "Save Cycling" message.

How to Save Cycling at the State Level

Independence D/E
If we lose dedicated Federal funding for bicycling and walking, state policy and programming becomes more important than ever. Learn how some states are readying themselves to continue investing in bicycling and walking, and how critical programs such as Safe Routes to Schools can be preserved.

The Role of Trail-based Recreation in Economic Recovery

Each year, success stories pour in documenting the transformation of dying resource extraction-based communities to thriving mountain bike and trail based economies. Hear the results of recent studies and examples in Minnesota, Wyoming and Utah.

Building Successful Programs in Diverse Neighborhoods

Independence F/G
There are significant equity issues within our transportation system and within the traditional bicycling community. Learn how local advocacy groups are more effectively engaging with minority communities and building capacity in the movement.

Increasing Engagement through Online Advocacy

Conference Theater
Harness the grassroots power of new social media for online advocacy campaigns and action alerts. Learn how to empower your supporters to engage elected officials more effectively - building support and influence for your organization.

Bicycling Means Business - And Some Politicians Know It

Independence H/I
A panel of industry leaders will discuss how they have engaged Members of Congress and effectively communicated the importance of Federal funding and pro-bicycling policies for their business and for the community.

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Independence Foyer Lobby

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bike, I Vote: here's my Ask.

Independence B/C

Participating in the 2012 Elections

Conference Theater

Bikes: An On-Demand Mobility Solution

Independence F/G

Boosting Economic Vitality in Cities

Independence H/I

Can Bicycles Save Our National Parks?


Calculating the Value of Bicycle Travel

Independence D/E

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon

Independence A
Keynote Speaker: Jason Dorsey - The Gen Y Guy

2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Bike, I Vote: here's my Ask.

Independence B/C

Finally, the Racing and Advocacy Worlds Collide

Conference Theater

The Benefits of Bicycling: Making the Case

Independence F/G

Beyond Dedicated Funding, What Can Save Cycling in the Transportation Bill?

Independence D/E

The Future of the Recreational Trails Program


Advocacy Best Practices for Retailers and Suppliers

Independence H/I


3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Independence Foyer Lobby


4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Closing Plenary

Independence A
Speaker: John Robert Smith - President/CEO Reconnecting America

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Associates


5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
State Delegation Coordination

Independence A


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meetings with Members of Congress

Capitol Hill

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
National Bike Summit Lobby Day Headquarters

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20003

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alternate Session
NACTO/FTA Bike Share Workshop

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Congressional Reception

Senate Dirksen

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
National Bike Summit Bike Ride

Garfield Circle, Capitol Hill


E-mail Walter Finch or Katie Omberg for further program information and details.



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