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:



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

8AM-9AM - Breakfast


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



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

6:00-6:30PM - 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


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

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

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



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.

Host Hotel:

Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303

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Come to Athens, GA over the weekend of October 12-14 2018 and join fellow bicycle advocates for events, speakers, rides and more. 

Need financial assistance to help cover travel and registration costs? Fill out this form:



Friday October 12

- Implementing Complete Streets + Bicycle/Pedestrian Plans: How to Center Equity and Data-Driven Decision Making to Increase Safety, Access, and Bikeability 

With Charles Brown, Senior Researcher at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and Adjunct Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition; and Byron Rushing, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner at the Atlanta Regional Commission and Board President, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. 

1:30-4PM in the Cypress Room in the Foundry Street Building at the Classic Center.

Session is free and open to all but registration is required. Register here:

- Welcome to Athens Joy Ride, a short, no-drop, fun group ride meeting at 6:00PM - Classic Center. Ride will end at BikeAthens headquarters for party

- Opening NIght Party at BikeAthens headquarters, 1075 West Broad (7PM) with food from Rashe's Cuisine and music from BikeAthens' Program Director Scott Long aka DJ 10TonChain


Saturday October 13th

8AM – Registration opens - Foundry St Building at the Classic Center

8-9:30AM – Breakfast in Empire Room, Foundry St Building at the Classic Center

9:30 –10:30AM - Morning Keynote - Charles Brown, Empire Room

10:40-11:30AM – Session 1 – Empire Room, Ligotti 1 and 2

- LaMiiko Moore and Stephen Spring of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition on their bicycle education program in City of Atlanta schools ( 2 part session)

- John Bennett and Caila Brown of Bike Walk Savannah on bicycle advocacy organizations and shifting names to reflect our broader focus

- Bruce Hagen of Bike Law Georgia on systemic bias against people on bicycles after a crash

11:40-12:30PM – Session 2 – Empire Room, Ligotti 1 and 2

- LaMiiko Moore and Stephen Spring of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition on their bicycle education program in City of Atlanta schools

- Ken Rose of the CDC on public health benefits bicycling/walking infrastructure

- Lisa Hayes and Dawn Chandler of the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League and NICA's Girls Riding Together Program on getting #morekidsonbikes

12:30-1:15PM – Lunch – Empire Room

1:15-2:30PM – Afternoon keynote – Ayesha McGowan

2:40-3:30PM – Session 3 – Empire Room, Ligotti 1 and 2

- Charise Stephens of Georgia Fitness Festival and Coach Chris Johnson of the Dream Team on the Dream Team in Macon and Dublin

- Jared Draper of Toole Design Group on the Athens in Motion bicycle/pedestrian master plan.

- Steven Cousins and Julie Wells of Relay Bikeshare on progress and challenges of bikeshare

3:40-4:30 – Session 4 – Empire, Ligotti 1 and 2

- Tiffanie Miller of Raleigh-Electric on the promise of e-bikes in Georgia

- Nedra Deadwyler of Civil Bikes 

- Thomas Scarboro of 3 Feet Please and Tyler Dewey of BikeAthens on educating drivers about bicyclists


After the program: 

- Go to LatinX Fest in downtown Athens, taking place 12-8pm. Food trucks, vendors, art, music, and more! A short ride or walk from the Classic Center on Washington Street between Pulaski and Hull -

- Want to watch the Georgia vs LSU football game?

Kickoff is at 3:30pm.  We recommend going to the Georgia Theatre (215 North Lumpkin) or Max Canada (243 West Washington)

- BikeAthens' Bicycle Recycling Program is open to 6PM on Saturday - drop by to learn about the program or volunteer to help fix bikes! 1075 W. Broad St,

Dinner is on your own

Evening event at Creature Comforts Brewing Company, 271 West Hancock from 8-10PM. Look for the Georgia Bikes tent.


Sunday October 14

- Three rides for Summit attendees who have stayed in town, all meeting at the Classic Center at 11AM:

1. In-town mountain bike ride with SORBA-Athens, going to Trail Creek and the UGA Intramural Field trails, using the North Oconee River Greenway to connect the two

2. Road bicycle ride to Winterville, lead by BikeAthens Board member and unofficial "bike mayor" of Athens, Carol Myers. 25 miles, chill pace, no drop. 

3. Cruise around town ride with BikeAthens' Scott Long and Georgia Bikes' Elliott Caldwell  to check out the Firefly Trail, new North Oconee River Greenway segments, and more. 


-  BikeAthens' Bicycle Recycling Program is open to 2-4:30PM on Sunday - drop by to learn about the program or volunteer to help fix bikes! 1075 W. Broad St,




We have blocks of hotel rooms already reserved at a number of locations. See below for hotel options:

Hyatt Place
412 North Thomas (next door to Classic Center, connected) 
$149 for King or 2 Queen
Use code G-BSU8

Graduate Athens 
295 East Dougherty (1/3 mile from Classic Center)
$159 for King or 2 Queen room

Best Western
170 North Milledge (1 mile from Classic Center)
$129 for King or 2 Queen room

Georgia Gameday Center
250 West Broad (1/2 mile from Classic Center)
Suite-style rooms with full kitchens, $200 for 2 bedroom
Call Front Desk (706-583-4500) and use code GBS18

SpringHill Suites 
220 South Hull (1/2 mile from Classic Center)
$159 for King or 2 Queen