2015 Georgia Bike Summit
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Find out why "Bikes Mean Business" in GA

The Georgia Bike Summit, presented by Bike Law and Stantec, is the state's only conference devoted to creating a bicycle friendly Georgia.

Who should attend?

  • Citizens of Georgia who want safe, family-friendly streets and paved trails
  • Transportation, tourism and economic development professionals
  • Elected officials
What happens at the Summit?
 
  • Networking and resource sharing for advocates, elected officials, planners and engineers
  • Workshops on a variety of topics about bicycling in Georgia
  • An internationally renowned Keynote speaker
  • Street festivals, social events
  • See below for complete schedule info

Register today - we look forward to seeing you in Milledgeville this November! 

Summit Schedule Overview

Friday, Nov 6

9 am - noon: Bicycle Topics Roundtable and Rail-Trail Workshop
5 pm - 10 pm: "First Friday" Street Party

Saturday, Nov 7

8 am - 5 pm: 6th annual Georgia Bike Summit
7 pm - 11 pm: Summit After Party

Sunday, Nov 8

8 am - noon: Variety of on and off-road bike rides for all skills levels
 
Thank you to all of our sponsors for making the Summit possible!
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Summit Keynote: Gil Penalosa 

We are thrilled to have secured this year's Summit Keynote, internationally renowned urban livability expert Gil Penalosa, Founder and Chair of the Board of 8 80 Cities

As former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, Gil was an integral part of the city's much celebrated transformation of public space and sustainable mobility during the late 1990s. Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks including Simon Bolivar, a 113-hectare park in the heart of the city. Gil's team also initiated the "new Ciclovia," a program that sees over one million people walk, run, skate, and bike along 121 kilometres of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday, and today is internationally recognized and emulated.

Gil also works as Urban Expert on Mobility and Citizen Engagement for the renowned Danish firm Gehl Architects. He serves on the Board of Directors of City Parks Alliance, USA, and is a Senior Advisor to StreetFilms in NYC, American Trails, and America Walks.

Gil's presentation will occur during lunch on Saturday, November 7th. Register now!

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Our local partner for this year's Summit is the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville. They are working tirelessly to ensure that all Summit attendees enjoy their stay in this attractive, antebellum college town in the heart of Georgia.

Aside from fielding one of the strongest teams from the state in the National Bike Challenge, BCM also coordinates popular bike events, including the Red Clay Ramble and April Fools Ride, and advocates for improved bicycling conditions in Milledgeville. Find out more at their website and Facebook Page, and be sure to thank them for their hard work in putting the Georgia Bike Summit together!


Friday, Nov 6

9 am - noon: Bicycle Topics Roundtable and Rail-Trail Workshop

Geared toward elected officials and transportation professionals, the Roundtable is an opportunity to share experiences and resources related to the planning and implementation of bicycle projects in GA. The Roundtable will include a rail-to-trail workshop led by the Central Georgia Rail to Trail Association and a tour of the Oconee River Greenway. Breakfast will be provided, thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Middle Georgia Regional Commission. LOCATION: Central Georgia Technical College - Milledgeville Campus, Health Sciences Conference Center.

When you register for the Summit, please indicate if you will be attending the Friday Roundtable.

5 pm - 10 pm: "First Friday" Street Party


Join in Milledgeville's "First Friday" Street Party! Summit attendees and Milledgeville residents will enjoy this street festival, live music, food, and people watching.


Saturday, Nov 7

8 am - 5 pm: Georgia Bike Summit presented by Bike Law and Stantec

Join us for a full day of workshops, discussion and networking on how to make Georgia a bicycle friendly state. Tentative workshop schedule (PDF). Lunch Keynote SpeakerGil Penalosa 
LOCATION: Georgia College & State University Student Activities Center - Magnolia Ballroom
 

Sunday, Nov 8

All this talk about bikes...how about some bike rides?
Volunteers from the Bicycling Club of Milledgeville will lead off-road and on-road rides for Summit attendees interested in getting some exercise and exploring the area. On road options will include a casual tour of the city and longer rides for sport cycling enthusiasts.
Thanks to all of our Summit Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

bike law

stantec

Platinum Sponsors

 

falconsbike club of milledgeville  serrano  

Gold Sponsors  primal

 

Silver Sponsors

    

 

Bronze Sponsors

    cvca perpetual motionsslt logo

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