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, advocates, planners, engineers, and elected officials 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 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!

Given the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, earlier this year we were sad to announce the cancellation of the TN Bike Walk Summit, originally scheduled for September 24-25, 2020 in Cleveland, TN. 

However, we are excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a portion of the Summit virtually! The Virtual Summit will take place on September 25th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EST and will feature presentations from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.  To register to attend this exciting and informative event, please click the button below!

Register to attend the Virtual Summit!

The 2020 Tennessee Bike Walk Virtual Summit will be a free event, but please consider donating to Bike Walk Tennessee to support the important work we do across the state.

Donate to Bike Walk Tennessee!

While we are disappointed that we will not be gathering in person for this valuable educational and networking experience in 2020, we are thrilled about the opportunity of the Virtual Summit. Furthermore, we will be back in Cleveland, TN in Spring 2021! Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times. We hope you stay safe and healthy!

Thank you to our 2020 Summit sponsors!


Check out our sponsors online:

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Bike Law Tennessee 

Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Association

Ragan-Smith Associates, Inc.

Tennessee Department of Health

Terra Running Company