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2019 Georgia Bike Summit presented by Bike Law Georgia

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th Annual Georgia Bike Summit presented by Bike Law Georgia!

Georgia's only statewide gathering for bicycle advocates and people that want to make bicycling safer, more accessible and equitable, and better for all.

When: Friday and Saturday, September 27-28 2019

Where: Dahlberg Hall at Georgia State University - 30 Cortland St NE Atlanta GA 30303

Who: Bicycle advocates, community members, industry representatives, planners + engineers, elected officials, government staff members, and more!

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-georgia-bike-summit-presented-by-bike-law-georgia-tickets-66928405663

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Program

Friday September 27th (free but please get a ticket if planning on attending)

8AM-9AM - Breakfast

9AM-12PM

Learning from Our Neighbor Tennessee: Active Transportation Planning and Advocacy in the Volunteer State

Featuring:

Leslie Meehan, MPA, AICP - Director of the Office of Primary Prevention at the Tennessee Department of Health

Nora Kern, Executive Director of Walk Bike Nashville

 

1PM-3:30PM

Outdoor Recreation is Everywhere - Bicycle Tourism + Industry in Georgia and the Burgeoning Statewide OR Movement

Featuring:

George Dusenbury (Trust for Public Land) on the creation of the Georgia outdoor recreation coalition

Brent Buice (East Coast Greenway) on the ECG, bike tourism, connecting trails to cities, and economic opportunity

Kate Gates (Mulberry Gap) + Brett Davidson (MTB Atlanta) on mountain bike tourism in Georgia + growth of trails as both daily recreation and destination tourism 

Earl Serafica of Earl's Bike Shop on opening a bike shop and engaging with the community about bicycles as daily transportation and recreation 

TJ Kaplan (JL Morgan) on the broader political landscape in Georgia and looking forward to 2020's legislative session 

 

Welcome to Atlanta Group Ride

6:00-6:30PM - meet at Woodruff Park (corner of Peachtree St and Auburn Ave) for monthly Atlanta Critical Mass with 300+ riders! Inclusive, no drop 12-15 mile long ride at 10mph pace.

Rides leaves at 6:45PM and ends at Georgia Beer Garden (420 Edgewood Ave SE)  around 8:15-8:30PM for an after party! 

Join us for the ride and/or the party!

 

Saturday September 28th

8AM-9AM - Breakfast

9AM 

Opening Plenary: Past, Present, and Future of Bicycles as a Part of Atlanta's Transportation Landscape with Dr. RenĂ©e Skeete, Nedra Deadwyler, King Williams and Darin Givens

1st AM Breakout Sessions

Engaging and Empowering Your Community with Bike/Walk Audits - Caila Brown of Bike Walk Savannah

Bicycling + Older Adults: Programs and Planning in Metro Atlanta - Katie Perumbeti of Atlanta Regional Commission and Cheryl Burnette of Decatur Active Living

Intro to Bikepacking + Bikexploring - Devin Cowens of WTF Bikexplorers ATL

 

2nd AM Breakout Sessions

Safe Routes to Schools in Georgia: Best Practices + Opportunities - Pattie Pittman of the Georgia Safe Routes to Schools Resource Center 

How Advocates Can Use Data for Better Results: Breaking Down the "Safe Streets for Walking and Biking" Report - Byron Rushing of Atlanta Regional Commission

Ticket Diversion: the Atlanta Model Education, Equity and Community Building - Stephen Spring of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition 

 

12:30PM - Lunch

Midday Session: Creative Grassroots Actions for Mobility Justice in Atlanta + Youth Bike Summit in Atlanta 2020

Organizers of the DeKalb Ave Rush Hour Slow Roll + West Peachtree Human-Protected Bike/Scooter Lane and Bike Law Georgia + the Respect Cascade Campaign 

 

Youth Bike Summit 2020 in Atlanta Presentation by BRAG Dream Team + YBS 2020 Host Committee 

 

PM Breakout Session

Designing an Effective and Uniform Survey to Understand the Impacts of Shared Mobility in Your City - Yi Wen of University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Getting More People on Bikes! A Bicycle Co-op/Program Roundtable - Josh Mendez of Sopo Bicycle Cooperative, Nadine Peever of FB4K ATL, and Michael Flueckiger of Spokes for Global Folks 

Bicycle at Atlanta's Universities - A Panel with Bike GT from Georgia Tech, Starter Bikes from Emory University, and Panther Bikes at Georgia State University. 

 

Sunday September 29th:

Two Great Bike Events!

Atlanta Streets Alive - Southwest

https://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/southwest

Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Ride in Dahlonega, GA

https://www.6gap.com/

 

Parking/Transportation

Please bike, walk, or take transit to the Summit!

Dahlberg Hall is conveniently located 1/3 of a mile from the Georgia State MARTA station.

Bike Parking is available across the street in front of the GSU Student Center as well as in front of the Student Recreation Center at Piedmont + Gilmer (one block from Dahlberg Hall). There is also bike parking further down Cortland near Edgewood and Auburn Ave, about a block from Dahlberg Hall.

If you need to drive to the Summit, there is visitor parking deck behind Dahlberg Hall - Atlanta M Deck. See below map for location and other parking details at GSU. There are also surface lots in the surrounding area. 

https://parking.gsu.edu/parking-info-for/visitors-parking/#1545056455954-d3d01ff2-87f37459-f5db

 

Host Hotel:

Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303

Conference rate link below:

https://book.passkey.com/event/49966361/owner/322/home

 

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Job Announcement!

Georgia Bikes is Hiring!

We are looking for a new Safety Education Programs Manager. Go to the link below for a full job description and information on how to apply. 

Position is based in Georgia and applicant can live in any city though some travel to Atlanta and other places around the state will be necessary.

Apply by 6/28/19 at 5pm EST.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Please share link with people that might be interested!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1COsYjDH714SoGdsj6Heoiw_Krv9v9JzDOpfnLv1LzVE/edit?usp=sharing

 

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