2021 Georgia Bike-Walk Summit

Now in its 12th year, Georgia Bikes’ annual summit is expanding to include sessions of interest advocates seeking to make our biking, walking, and rolling in out state safer, more accessible and equitable, and better for all. The summit is supported by a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Sessions will be scheduled for Oct. 20-23, . All virtual sessions will take place Wednesday-Friday, with Saturday, Oct. 23 reserved for mobile sessions. Mobile sessions may also be scheduled for other days/times. The summit will offer a variety of session types, including single presentations, moderated panel discussions, mobile sessions, workshops, and small group interactive discussions. More information.

2020 Georgia Bike Summit

After consulting with health experts, we’ve decided to move the 2020 Georgia Bike Summit to a virtual format in Sept.17-19

This is new ground for us but we are excited to try something different and can learn a lot from our friends East Coast Greenway Alliance and League of American Bicyclists, who both had successful virtual summits in the last few months. We look forward to working with the city of Carrollton on an in-person Summit in 2021. Many thanks to them and our partners in Carrollton for their initial work on the Summit.

When: Thursday, Sept. 17 — Saturday, Sept. 19

Where: Online

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

Cost: We have decided to offer free registration to allow as many people as possible to participate in the summit during what may be difficult financial times. Please consider supporting this effort by joining Georgia Bikes or making a tax-deductible donation when you register. More information and link to registration.

Carrollton selected to host 2020 Georgia Bike Summit

Nearly 200 bicycle advocates, industry representatives, planners and elected officials will roll into Carrollton for the 2020 Georgia Bike Summit, Sept. 18-19.

“We are very excited to bring the 11th Annual Georgia Bike Summit to Carrollton,” said Georgia Bikes Executive Director Elliott Caldwell. “With the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) also coming to Carrollton this summer, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for bicycling in the area.”

Each year, Georgia Bike Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to share best practices, disseminate information and collaborate in building a bicycle-friendly Georgia. A secondary purpose of the summit is to showcase the bicycle culture and amenities of communities throughout the state.

“Carrollton has really focused on being a great place to ride a bicycle,” said Caldwell. “The dedication of many community members, the local government in creating the GreenBelt, as well as better on-road infrastructure, is bearing fruit with these kinds of events coming to Carrollton.“ In 2018 Carrollton earned Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists. The League praised the city for embarking on a “bold vision to improve cycling.”

The Bike Summit is Georgia’s only statewide gathering for bicycle advocates. This is the first time the event is being held in Carrollton after being held in larger cities and on the coast for its first 10 years. Caldwell said the 2016 Georgia Trails Summit in Carrollton, which several Bike Summit organizers attended, positively influenced the decision to award the city the 2020 event.