NC Bicycle Summit

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Bike Walk NC proudly presents the

3rd Annual NC Bike Summit

Greensboro, NC
October 10-12, 2014
 

Don’t wait — Register online NOW!

Join planners, business owners, engineers, elected officials, sustainability coordinators, nonprofit leaders, transportation professionals, tactical urbanists, elected officials, public health practitioners, livability experts, environmental scientists, and advocates from across North Carolina for the state’s third annual statewide Bike Summit.

The mission of the NC Bike Summit is to foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle movements, efforts, and endeavors; educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders; promote cycling as a valid form of transportation; and highlight North Carolina’s dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle friendly state.

The 2014 NC Bike Summit promises to be packed full of information useful to  bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals.  Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience on such topics as:

  • Innovative Outreach & Planning Techniques
  • The Value of Public-Private Partnerships
  • Bike-Sharing
  • How to Partner with Businesses
  • Bicycling Tourism

There’s even a session on the Best Beers for Bicyclists!  Find out how women face cycling challenges and what you can do to encourage more women to bike.  If you have an interest in growing the bicycle culture where you live, you won’t want to miss the 2014 NC Bike Summit October 10 – 12 in Greensboro, NC.  Let’s PEDAL FORWARD to a bicycle friendly North Carolina!

Jeff Miller, President and CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking will present the keynote address on Friday.  The Alliance is a coalition of more than 200 grassroots advocacy organizations across North America.  Recently released, the 2014 Benchmarking Report documents best practices found throughout North America.   Jeff will help us understand how to use the report to “pedal forward” in North Carolina.

Saturday morning, Tommy Pacello, Senior Project Manager with the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in Memphis, TN, kicks things off.  Tommy will focus on the transformative effects of small neighborhood efforts, crowd-resourcing tools to close financing gaps, and data and measurement to make a compelling argument for change.  Tommy will introduce innovative ways to “pedal forward.”

Other highlights of the Summit include a social reception at Revolution Cycles on Thursday evening, a Better Blocks Party on Friday evening (featuring the debut of Natty Greene’s “Ride Wit It” beer, brewed exclusively for the NC Bike Summit!), the Bikes & Brews Pub Roll on Saturday evening, and mountain bike and road rides on Sunday afternoon.  So, get ready to PEDAL FORWARD!

Registration is a fantastic value at just $100 for the three days of the summit — Friday 10/10 through Sunday 10/12!  Here’s what you get:

  • 32 Breakout Sessions
  • 8 Mobile Workshops
  • 3 Social Events
  • 2 Keynote Addresses by National Experts
  • 2 Group Rides
  • 1 Full Meal & 1 Continental Breakfast

An optional 9 hour Traffic Skills 101 course is available on Thursday 10/9 (additional fee of $50 – limited to 30 participants – HURRY, ONLY 20 SLOTS REMAIN!) — this course is a pre-requisite for becoming a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor (LCI).

AICP CM credits, and professional engineer CEU hours, pending approval.

An 0ptional beer tasting session on Friday afternoon is $10 per person; limit 40 participants max (HURRY, ONLY 28 SLOTS REMAIN!).

View the Full Agenda!

Agenda Summary:
Thursday 10/9
8 am – 5:30 pm — Traffic Skills Workshop, $50 fee
Evening social/reception at Revolution Cycles

Friday 10/10
8 am — Sign-In
9 am — Welcome & Greensboro Pedal Forward Panel
10:30 am – 12:30 pm — Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm — Lunch & Keynote Address #1: Jeff Miller
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Breakout Sessions
5 pm — Better Block event downtown

Saturday 10/11
8 am — Sign-In
9 am — Welcome & Keynote Address #2: Tommy Pacello
10:30 am – 12:30 pm — Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 2 pm — Lunch break on your own
2 pm – 5 pm — Breakout Sessions
6 pm — Gather for Bikes & Brews Pub Roll (depart at 6:15 pm, return by . . . ?)

Sunday 10/12
8 am — Sign-In
9 am — Morning Session
9:30 am – 11:30 am — Breakout Sessions
Afternoon group rides until . . . ?

Most sessions will be hosted at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) campus.  Details, travel directions, and maps will be available soon.

Greensboro Lodging Options
To receive discounted rates, please mention the NC Bike Summit when making reservations.

Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
3121 High Point Road, (336) 292-9161, $119 + tax per night
Coming soon — map of preferred bicycling routes between the Sheraton and UNCG.

Proximity Hotel
704 Green Valley Road, (336) 379-8200, $184 + tax per night

Airbnb

College Park Church
Local church fellowship hall near campus can accommodate up to 40 people. Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow!  Please email bike@uncg.edu if interested in this lodging option.

Battleground Inn
1517 Westover Terrace, (336) 272-4737

O. Henry Hotel
624 Green Valley Rd, (336) 854-2000

Biltmore Hotel
111 W Washington St, (336) 272-3474

Questions? Please email NCBikeSummit@gmail.com or call (336) 949-7655

Sponsors
We are truly grateful to the many fine sponsors, whose generous contributions are making the 2014 NC Bike Summit possible!

Custom level (Cash or In-Kind Donation of $5,000 or more):

Bicycling_In_Greensboro  City_of_Greensboro  NC_Department_of_Transportation   Piedmont_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation    UNCG


 Touring level (Cash or In-Kind Donation of $2,500 to $4,999):

Action Greensboro  Downtown Greenway Logo
Proximity_Hotel

 


 Racing level (Cash or In-Kind Donation of $1,000 to $2,499):

Blue_Ridge_Bicycle_Club NC_Home

 


Mountain level (Cash or In-Kind Donation of $500 to $999):

Guilford_County_Department_of_Health_Human_ServicesMt_Olive_Pickles_cr NG_Logo_Main_Stacked_BrewCoPerformance Bicycle  Spring Garden Bakery

 Toole_Design_Group  CS_WFM_Winston-Green


Cruiser level (Cash or In-Kind Donation of $250 to $499):

Craft Insurance
Deep Roots Market
Guilford College
J and B Importers/Origin8/Sun Bicycles
NC Zoo Society
Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza