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: Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, GA

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)


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

Jessica Wilson, MPA - Program Supervisor, Office of Multimodal Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation

Nora Kern, Executive Director of Walk Bike Nashville



Bicycle Industry + Tourism Gathering with speakers and discussion on how to leverage the broader industry for more support for bicycling in Georgia, including a soon-to-be formed outdoor recreation coalition in our state.

Speakers include:

- George Dusenbury, Georgia State Director of the Trust for Public Land, on the outdoor recreation coalition

- Brent Buice, GA/SC Coordinator of the East Coast Greenway, on trails, tourism, and economic opportunity

- Representatives from the Youth Bike Summit 2020 Atlanta organizing team on how the industry can support getting more kids on bikes


Full speaker list in late-August.


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


Opening Plenary with Dr. Renée Skeete, Nedra Deadwyler, King Williams and Darin Givens on the past, present, and future of bicycles as a part of Atlanta's transportation landscape

Midday Session on creative grassroots actions for mobility justice with:

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

Breakout sessions on: Older Adults and Bicycles, Safe Routes to Schools in Georgia, Impacts of Shared Mobility, Community-led Bike/Walk Audits, Bikepacking/Bikeploring, and muchmore

Breakfast and Lunch provided

Full schedule in early September!


Sunday September 29th:

Two Great Bike Events!

Atlanta Streets Alive - Southwest

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


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