2018 TN Bike Walk Summit


TN Bike Walk Summit

Nashville, TN

May 31 - June 2, 2018


Music City.

The TN Bike Summit will return to Music City - Nashville - for it's seventh summit.  Music City not only offers some of the world's best music and venues, but the city is also rich in history, art and delicious food.  Join us May 31st - June 2nd in Nashville for a fantastic event. 

This year, Bike Walk Tennessee is focusing on walking AND biking at our annual summit; changing the name of the summit from Tennessee Bike Summit to Tennessee Bike Walk Summit.  This new focus grows from a commitment to building streets that are safe and inviting for all people.  We believe that our communities are stronger and more economically vibrant when people walk and bike, and we are proud to build on the success of the Tennessee Bike Summit these past six years; to extend this work to both walking and biking as we support a bright future for our great state.

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.

Please visit www.tnbikesummit.org for additional details and to register.

The TN Bike Walk 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 Walk 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 Walk Summit in every major Tennessee city, and having visited Chattanooga twice, we'll be heading back to Nashville in 2018.  See you in Nashville in May!