The Georgia Bike Summit is the state's only conference devoted to creating a bicycle friendly Georgia. Whether you're a citizen who wants safe, family-friendly streets and paved trails, a transportation or economic development professional, or an elected official, there's something for you at the Georgia Bike Summit. Network, share resources, and learn best practices for making Georgia a great state for bicycling.
We look forward to seeing you in Milledgeville this November!
Register here for the 2015 Georgia Bike Summit
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.
Central Georgia Technical College - Milledgeville Campus
Health Sciences Conference Center
54 Highway 22 West
Milledgeville, GA 31061
5:30 pm - 10 pm
Milledgeville "First Friday" Street Party! Join Summit attendees and Milledgeville residents for a street festival, live music, food, and an outdoor move.
Saturday, Nov 7
7:30 am - 5 pm
Join us for a full day of workshops, discussion and networking on how to make Georgia a bicycle friendly state. Tentative schedule (PDF).
Breakfast Keynote Speaker: Gil Penalosa
Gil is Founder and Chair of the Board of 8 80 Cities. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm, Gil Penalosa & Associates, and is an accomplished presenter and inspirational speaker. Because of Gil's unique blend of pragmatism and passion, his leadership and advice is sought out by many cities and organizations. Over the past eight years, Gil has worked in over 180 different cities across six continents.
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.
Georgia College Student Activities Center
300 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville GA 31061
7 pm - 9:30 pm
Summit After Party at Oconee Outfitters
Sunday, Nov 8
On and off-road bike rides for all skills levels in Milledgeville.