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TN Bike Summit
May 18 - 20, 2017
A CITY WITH SOUL.
The Tennessee Bike Summit returns to the Bluff City - Memphis - for its sixth year. Join us May 18 - 20, 2017 in Memphis for a fantastic event.
The TN Bike Summit brings together cyclists, advocates, and transportation professionals from across the state to share resources and best practices related to bicycle infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops, The TN Bike Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience.
Please visit www.tnbikesummit.org for more details and to register.
In 2012, Bike Walk Tennessee organized the first Tennessee Bike Summit in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More than 125 Tennesseans gathered in Chattanooga to discuss topics ranging from regional planning to bicycle encouragement programs like “Ride to Work” day.
Since then, the TN Bike Summit has visited every major city in Tennessee and has grown into an annual event that regularly brings together more than 200 advocates, planners, engineers, and elected officials to share resources, expand networks, and study best practices.
The TN Bike Summit features internationally renowned experts on bicycle and pedestrian issues to share best practices from across the nation and around the globe. These keynotes are supplemented by panels and workshops led by the planners, advocates, engineers, and public health officials from across Tennessee who are doing the heavy lifting in local, Tennessee communities.
And it wouldn't be a summit on bicycles without some awesome bicycle rides and social gatherings, so we coordinate a number of mobile workshops that explore the most innovative bicycle and pedestrian projects in each host city, with workshops led by the individuals who made that project happen.
The TN Bike Summit is an eye-opening experience. It's a celebration of all of the amazing accomplishments by individuals and communities across the state. It's a motivational experience for advocates wishing to implement bike/ped improvements in their communities. But most of all--and much like riding a bicycle--it's an enormous amount of FUN.
Having completed the rounds and hosted the TN Bike Summit in every major Tennessee city, and having visited Chattanooga twice, we'll be heading back to Memphis in 2017. See you in Memphis in May!