2019 Georgia Bike Summit, Atlanta

Presented by Bike Law Georgia


Friday, Sept. 27

8-9 a.m. – Breakfast

9 a.m. – noon

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


    • 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

1-3:30 p.m.

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


    • 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

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

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

Join us for the ride and/or the party!

Saturday Sept. 28

8-9 a.m. – Breakfast

9 a.m.

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

Breakout Sessions 1

    • 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

Breakout Sessions 2

    • 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 

12:30 p.m. – 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 

Breakout Sessions 3

    • 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, Sept. 29

Two Great Bike Events!

Atlanta Streets Alive – Southwest

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