TN Bike Walk Summit


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 Summit has visited every major city in Tennessee and has grown into an annual event that regularly brings together cyclists and pedestrians, advocates, planners, engineers, and elected officials from across the state to share resources and best practices related to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, funding, education, outreach, and policy. Through a series of keynote presentations, breakout  sessions, and mobile workshops, the Summit is a valuable educational and networking experience.​ ​In 2018, Bike Walk Tennessee changed the focus of the Summit to also include walking, changing the name to the  Tennessee Bike Walk Summit ​and will continue to focus on walking AND biking at our annual Summit; this  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 past Summits, as we support a bright future for our great state!

We were thrilled to bring the Summit to Cleveland, Tennessee in 2021! On Thursday, September 30, participants got to tour historic downtown, Lee University, and the greenway by bike before meeting back at a local restaurant for networking. Friday, October 1 was full of informational plenaries from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Health, as well as lots of exciting breakout sessions from folks across the state working to make biking and walking better. The Summit featured a Keynote Address from Michael Kelley of BikeWalkKC and comments from the Mayor of Cleveland, TN, Kevin Brooks. The Summit was an amazing opportunity to connect with Tennesseans to focus on biking and walking and build on a commitment to creating streets that are safe and inviting for all people. We hope you'll join us next year!