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    Nashville, TN – May 14-17, 2014

Special Guests

The Tennessee Bike Summit brings together advocates, engineers, planners, and business owners to learn best practices for advancing cycling in our state. Check back soon for a complete schedule of workshops, speakers, and events.

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    Toks Omishakin

    TDOT Assistant Commissioner and Chief Environment & Planning Bureau

    Toks Omishakin is the Asst. Commissioner/Environmental Bureau Chief at TDOT. Previously he was the Director of Healthy Living Initiatives in Mayor’s Dean office where he led efforts to develop Nashville’s Complete Streets policy. He has long been a voice in the state for a balanced approach to transportation planning.

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    Kim Wiley-Schwartz

    Assistant Commissioner, New York City Dept. of Transportation

    Kim Wiley-Schwartz has been working to make under-served communities better and safer in New York City for nearly 25 years. Thanks to her vision, NYC’s streets safer than they have been in over a century.

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    Jim Sayer

    Executive Director, Adventure Cycling Association

    Since 2004, Jim has served as E.D. of the Adventure Cycling Association. Previously, he directed the Greenbelt Alliance. He is on the board of America Bikes a founding member of the Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula.

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    Karl Dean

    Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

    Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. During his time in office, Mayor Dean has invested in schools, public safety and economic development.

Tentative 2014 Summit Schedule

(Times and titles may change, and there’s still more to come!)

Wednesday May 14, 2014

  • 3:00pm

  • Social Ride to Percy Priest Dam
  • 5:00pm

  • Welcome to Nashville Social, at Cumberland River Center

Thursday May 15, 2014

  • 7:00am

  • Early Morning Social Ride
  • 9:00am

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

    • -How to Advocate for Cycling, with Caron Whitaker from the League of American Bicyclists
    • -How Government Can Work with Advocates to Deliver Concrete Results
    • -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 Tour by Bike?
    • -First and Last Mile of Transit Trips
    • -Legal Options for Cyclists
    • -Economic Benefits and Challenges to Greenways
    • -Technical Bike Ride to Tour Downtown Infrastructure
  • 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
    • -Elected Officials Policy Workshop, moderated by Caron Whitaker
    • -Tour of Downtown Infrastructure
  • 4:00pm

  • Summit Expo

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 Toks Omishakin and Brighid O’Keane
  • 10:40am Breakout Session 4

    • -A Nat’l perspective on TN’s Use of Federal Funds, with Ken McLeod
    • -Selling Cycling: Economic and Health Benefits of Cycling, with Brad Davis
    • -Getting Kids on Bikes
    • -TDOT Long Range Plan
  • 11:50am Breakout Session 5

    • -Women and Bicycling
    • -Creative Collaborations: Using Design to Communicate Transportation
    • -T4America Rockefeller Grant
    • -Complete Streets Policy: Lessons Learned
    • -Blind Athletes Seek Opportunities to Enjoy Cycling
  • 1:00pm

  • -Closing Lunch and final keynote
  • 3:30pm

  • -Closing Social Bike Ride

Saturday May 17, 2014

TOUR DE NASH! Register here!

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


Are you interested in sponsoring Tennessee's largest statewide gathering of active transportation professionals? Contact Nora Kern for sponsorship opportunities - nora@walkbikenashville.org


Sign up early for a special discount on registration fees and to take advantage of a discounted rate at Nashville's newest downtown hotel - the Hyatt Place Downtown Nashville.

  • Hostel

    Dormitory Room
    • Private rooms available for additional fee
    • Located on the Music City Bikeway
    • 25 minute walk from Summit
    • Indoor bike storage
  • Hotel

    Single or Double
    • Special Price for Summit Attendees
    • Complimentary Breakfast + WiFi
    • 15 minute walk from Summit
    • In the heart of downtown
  • Registration

    Early Bird-- Now available until April 19th!
    • Wednesday Tours + Reception
    • Thursday Workshops, Lunch, and Reception
    • Friday Workshops + Reception
    • Bike Walk TN Membership
  • Tour de Nash

    • Special prices for Summit attendees
    • Tour TN’s first U.S. Bicycle Route
    • Experience Nashville’s greenways and bikeways
    • Use coupon code: summit2014


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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