Sessions Recordings and Presentations

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

10-11:30 a.m.

Courtney Williams Keynote 

Bicycling advocacy consultant Courtney Williams, The Brown Bike Girl, partners with  institutions to increase bicycling access and adoption within communities of color, and bicycling education for all.  

Williams is a uniquely talented specialist at combining social interest programming and cycling, and is passionate about sharing the solutions that embracing bicycle presents to the challenges faced by inner city Black and Brown populations.  Her company’s projects have ranged from developing and hosting educational events for youth and families, keynote speaking, and long distance bike tour project coordination in addition to traditional bike ride leadership activity and organizational training. She is an urban planner and a League Cycling Instructor.

Check out Courtney’s work on these platforms:
Advocacy organizations in Georgia are encouraged to consider her Outside Advocate Anti-bias and anti-privilege training. The Outside Advocate cultural competency training is an anti-bias and anti-privilege seminar for cycling advocates and decision makers who seek to establish or maintain healthy partnerships with organizations and community members of color.  Anti-bias and anti-privilege oriented, the 3-hour seminar focuses dissecting habitual patterns of oppression that are perpetuated through “outside” outreach and examines the necessity for critical self and organizational awareness through a historical lens.


11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Vision Zero in Georgia Cities 

Programs and Policies in Atlanta and Macon with Betty Smoot Madison, Mobility Director at Atlanta Department of Transportation, and Greg Brown, Senior Planner at Macon-Bibb County Planning and Macon MP

2-3:15 p.m.

GDOT Safety Programs 

Sam Harris, State Safety Program Manager and Jack Aninnos, Bicycle and Pedestrian Engineer at the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Bicycle Planning and Design for Small Town and Rural Areas 

Joe Gilpin and Colin Chesston of Alta Planning

We will paused our Summit mid-day and encourage participants to join this webinar featuring former Georgia Bike Summit keynote Charles Brown moderating a great panel that includes former Georgia Bikes staff member and Civil Bikes‘ Nedra Deadwyler. This webinar is brought to us by Decatur, Georgia-based National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

1-3 p.m.

Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity in the Black Community 

National priorities for increasing physical activity to improve health do not address the needs and specific barriers experienced by Black and Indigenous People of Color. This moderated panel presentation will explore these barriers and offer strategies for ensuring racial equity and justice in efforts to increase physical activity. 


2:30-3:40 p.m.

Greening without Gentrification: Learning from Parks-Related Anti-Displacement Strategies Nationwide

 Alessandro Rigolon from the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah

3:45-4:55 p.m.

Bicycle Touring, Tourism, and Trails in the Time of COVID-19 

 Saara Snow from Adventure Cycling Association and Brent Buice of the East Coast Greenway Alliance. Due to technical difficulties, the video for this session is not available.

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Filling a Gap in Bicycle Transportation Planning: Essential Riders in Athens-Clarke County, GA 

Carmen Kuan, MUPD, Associate Public Involvement Planner with Public Participation Partners

12-1:15 p.m.

Out of the Mouths of Babes:  Engaging Youth in Bicycling from Rodeos to Bike Racing

U Create Macon Bike Team Youth and Staff


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Listening Session with Georgia Bikes staff – hop on to tell us what is going on in your neighborhood, community, city, county, or region and how Georgia Bikes can help!

The Georgia Bike Summit is offered in partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation