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    Knoxville, TN

    April 23rd-24th 2015


The Tennessee Bike Summit brings together advocates, engineers, planners, and business owners to learn best practices for advancing cycling in our state. The dates and schedule for the 2015 Summit have not been finalized.

2015 Summit Schedule

The schedule for the 2015 TN Bike Summit have not been finalized. Please stay tuned!

2014 Summit Schedule

See the 2014 TN Bike Summit Program here: TN Bike Summit Program

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Thursday May 15, 2014

  • 7:00am

  • Early Morning Social Ride, meet at Hyatt Place Nashville
  • 9:00am

  • Opening Plenary, with Kim Wiley-Schwartz
  • 10:30am Breakout Session 1:

    • -How to Advocate for Cycling
    • -Updates on Greenways
    • -The Community to Region Planning Framework
    • -Growing Cyclists: Lessons from Design Firms on Being Bike-Friendly
  • 11:45am

  • Lunch Plenary with Jim Sayer
  • 1:30pm Breakout Session 2

    • -Why Bike Travel is Good for You and Your Community
    • -First and Last Mile of Transit Trips
    • -Tennessee Bike Law — Present and Future
    • -Economic Benefits and Challenges to Greenways
    • -How Government Can Work with Advocates to Deliver Concrete Results
    • Infrastructure Tour with BPAC
  • 2:45pm Breakout Session 3

    • -Non-Profit roundtable
    • -Designing for Active Transportation
    • -Trends in Bike Business: A Bike Shop Roundtable
    • -Building a Better Bike Club
    • -A Magical History Tour–Short Bike Ride to Fort Negley
  • 4:00pm

  • Summit Expo at Nashville Children’s Theater

Friday May 16, 2014

  • 6:45am

  • Bike to Work Day Rides
  • 7:45am

  • Bike to Work Day Celebration at Public Square
  • 9:30am

  • Morning Plenary with Mayor Karl Dean, Toks Omishakin and Brighid O’Keane
  • 10:40am Breakout Session 4

    • -Federal Funding for Biking and Walking Projects in Tennessee, with Ken McLeod
    • -Selling Cycling: Economic and Health Benefits of Cycling, with Brad Davis
    • -Getting Kids on Bikes
    • -TDOT Long Range Transportation Plan
    • -Creating a Cycling Culture
  • 11:50am Breakout Session 5

    • -Women Leadership and Bicycling Advocacy
    • -Creative Collaborations: Using Design to Communicate Transportation
    • -Tennessee Multimodal Network Project
    • -Complete Streets Policy: Lessons Learned
    • -Blind Athletes Seek Opportunities to Enjoy Cycling
  • 1:00pm

  • -Closing Lunch and State of the State Address
  • 3:30pm

  • -Closing Social Bike Ride, North along the River

Saturday May 17, 2014


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The 3rd Annual Tennessee Bike Summit was held at the Sonny West Conference Center, 700 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201


Thank you to all our 2014 TN Bike Summit Sponsors (listed below)! If you are interested in sponsoring the 2015 Summit, please contact Bike Walk TN at bikewalktn@gmail.com


Registration for the 2015 TN Bike Summit is not yet available, stay tuned!


According to the New York Times, Nashville is the "It City." With renowned restaurants, endless live music, and excellent trails and greenways to experience- you might want to extend your stay!

  • Where to Ride

    Mountain Bike Trails, Greenways, and Bikeways for riders of all sorts. Nashville’s network of bikeways and greenways is growing! Find recommended routes here....

  • What to Eat

    Cheap Eats ($) Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Downtown, The classic Nashville meat and 3– https://plus.google.com/109733051566287761802/about?gl=us&hl=en...

  • What to Drink

    Coffee & Tea Crema, SoBro, SoBro’s comfiest spot for hand brewed coffee and tasty treats. Great for businessmen, artists, and coffee lovers...

  • Getting Around

    By Bicycle Nashville B-Cycle: Sign up online or get a 24 hour membership at any of Nashville’s 21 B-stations. Nashville Green Bikes: Free bike rentals from one of 10...

  • Places to Visit

    Local Attractions: Stroll down Nashville’s Riverfront, http://www.nashvilleriverfront.org/ Country Music Hall of Fame, http://countrymusichalloffame.org/ Frist Center...

  • Live Music

    Calendars and Listings Nashville Scene, alternative weekly, http://www.nashvillescene.com/ Now Playing Nashville, comprehensive event...


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1101 17th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37212

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