Organized by the League of American Bicyclists, the National Bike Summit — the premier annual bicycling advocacy event in the U.S. — will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 4-6.
Among the plenary speakers will be Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. Cardin has been an advocate for bicycling funding and transportation infrastructure on Capitol Hill and has earned praise for his efforts from groups like the Baltimore Bicycle Club and America Bikes. Blumenauer is recognized as a leading national voice on bicycling and pedestrian issues.
Yolanda Cale, who oversees AAA’s national communications, will also address the Summit.
Previous keynote speakers have included Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Denmark's Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen.
Summit workshops will be organized around topics such as Building Equity into the Bicycling Agenda, Recreational Trails and the off-Road Agenda, Teaming Up With Transit, and Towards Zero Deaths — A Real Strategy for Safety.
Also, before the start of this year’s event on March 4, the League of American Bicyclists will host the second annual National Women’s Bicycling Forum in D.C.
The National Bike Summit officially begins at 5 p.m. March 4, with the Women’s Bicycling Forum running all day on March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information on the National Bike Summit and online registration can be found here.
The League of American Bicyclists was first founded as The League of American Wheelmen in 1880 and has a current membership of 300,000 affiliated cyclists.