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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!

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!

Meet the Speakers!

Jeff Miller, President and CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking will present the Friday keynote address on “Benchmarking the Progress of Bicycling and Walking in North Carolina and Across the U.S.”   The Alliance is a coalition of more than 200 grassroots advocacy organizations across North America, that has worked since 2003, with the Centers for Disease Control, AARP, academics, and many others to measure and track the status of policies, funding, infrastructure, and advocacy and the resulting levels and safety of bicycling and walking.  Jeff will share highlights from the 2014 Benchmarking Report and dive into some of the nationwide trends and 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:

  • Social reception at Revolution Cycles on Thursday evening
  • Friday morning opening remarks by NC Representative Pricey Harrison, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, and Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland
  • Better Block Party on Friday evening (featuring the debut of Natty Greene’s
    “Ride Wit It” fruit-infused witbier, brewed exclusively for the NC Bike Summit!)
  • Free bike-share system demonstration by B-cycle, Friday from 8 am to 1 pm at UNCG, and from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Better Block Party downtown
  • Bikes & Brews Pub Roll social ride on Saturday evening
  • Mountain bike and road rides on Sunday afternoon

Who Should Attend?

Planners  |  Business Owners  |  Engineers  |  Elected Officials  |  Sustainability Coordinators
Nonprofit Leaders  |  Economic Development Specialists  |  Transportation Professionals
Tactical Urbanists  |  Local Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinators  |  Public Health Practitioners
Livability Experts  |  Environmental Scientists  |  Community Advocates  |  Educators

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.

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 Goody bag jam-packed with great giveaways
  • 1 Full Meal & 1 Continental Breakfast

Note to Certified Planners and Professional Engineers:  approval is pending on AICP CM credits, and professional engineer CEU hours, for applicable sessions.

An optional 9 hour Traffic Skills 101 course is available on Thursday 10/9 (additional fee of $50 – limited to 30 participants – HURRY, ONLY 16 SLOTS REMAIN!) — this course is a prerequisite for becoming a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor (LCI).

An optional beer tasting session on Friday afternoon is $10 per person; limit 40 participants max (HURRY, ONLY 26 SLOTS REMAIN!).

View the Full Agenda!

Agenda Summary:
Thursday 10/9

8 am – 5:30 pm — Traffic Skills Workshop, $50 fee
6 pm – 9 pm — Evening social/opening 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
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm — Local Bike & Ped Coordinators’ Networking Group
5 pm — Better Block Party in downtown Greensboro!

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 social ride (depart 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 . . . ?

Directions and Other Details:

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Greensboro Lodging Options

Participating Hotels – 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
Map of preferred bicycling routes between the Sheraton and UNCG.

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

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

Other accommodations – no special rates arranged:


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

Bike Friendly Businesses
Several bike-friendly Greensboro businesses participate in the Bicycle Benefits program and offer discounts for bicyclists who present their discount sticker — here’s the list, so you can check them out!

Questions? Please email or call (336) 949-7655

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  NBB Bike Text logo 4-color     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


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

Blue_Ridge_Bicycle_Club  NG_Logo_Main_Stacked_BrewCo  NC_Home


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


Performance 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
Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Guilford College
J and B Importers/Origin8/Sun Bicycles
Lekker Bikes, US
NC Zoo Society
Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza