Washington Bike Summit Program

Intersections: Bicycling & _______.

Summit tracks

Schedule overview

Monday, March 20
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., sessions begin at 9 a.m., end at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21
Breakfast plenary at 8 a.m., sessions end at 5:15 p.m.

Detailed schedule below.

Keynote speakers​

Dr. Adonia E. Lugo

Dr. Adonia E. Lugo is an anthropologist who focuses on racial inclusion in sustainable transportation movements. She became a bike commuter after college in Portland and started studying the bike movement in Los Angeles while she was a graduate student at UC Irvine. Since receiving her PhD in 2013, Adonia has organized people of color active transportation advocates and professionals around the country. Most recently, she co-organized The Untokening: A Convening for Just Streets + Communities, which took place in Atlanta in November 2016. In addition to being a partner with Bicicultures LLC, Adonia manages programs at UC Irvine’s Global Sustainability Resource Center, teaches sustainability graduate courses at Cal Poly Pomona and Antioch University Los Angeles, and serves on the advisory boards for Multicultural Communities for Mobility and Orange County Environmental Justice. You can learn more about Adonia’s work at her personal website, urbanadonia.com.

Ian Mackay

Ian Mackay is a California native who incurred a spinal cord injury riding his bicycle home from college at the age of 26. He became a C2 quadriplegic and was completely ventilator dependent for the first year after his injury. After rehab he moved to Port Angeles Washington to figure out his new paralyzed life with the support of his family. Today you can find him rolling along the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoying a craft beer at a local brewery, birding, or hosting one of several support groups he has started on the Olympic Peninsula. In 2016, Ian rode his wheelchair across the state of Washington — from his home in Port Angeles to Portland, Ore. — to raise awareness of the need for more accessible trails. Learn more about Ian at iansride.com.

Pedal Revolution: Tools for empowerment

Sessions in this track provide tools and inspiration to people who wants to see their community become safer and more welcoming for people on bikes. Whether you identify as a seasoned advocate and activist, or a caring neighbor interested in making change, you'll learn something new and relevant in these sessions. 

Monday, March 20

  • Mini-Advocacy Leadership Institute: How to share your story and prepare for lobbying on the hill
  • Where’s the money? How to develop competitive grant applications for biking and street safety projects
  • We live in a Bicycle Friendly Community! Now what?
  • Planning a bike ride with city council: Engaging the most people in the best places
  • Women who get it done: Creating a powerful referral network for professional women who are passionate about cycling  

Tuesday, March 21

  • Legislative visits: Individual appointments with your district legislators, set up by Washington Bikes for Active Transportation Lobby Day
  • What's this new WSDOT Division of Active Transportation all about?
  • Crowdsourced bikeways: An interactive workshop for digital data collection
  • Unconference space: An open facilitated discussion space to dig deeper into presentation topics or talk about other things, like what you would want to see in a statewide resource hub 
Intersections: Bicycling & ________.

Sessions in this track explore the convergence of biking and pressing social and policy issues, including public health, law enforcement, social justice, technology and more.

Monday, March 20

  • How regional trail networks can bolster small town economies
  • Bicycling for all: Intersections of race & gender
  • Bikes & health: How bike trains help get kids to school
  • Open Street Map & street level geotagging
  • Bikes & play: The making of a successful bike playground

Tuesday, March 21

  • Kicking bike theft in the teeth
  • Step on it! Every kid on a two wheeler
  • Community bike shop panel
  • Crowdsourced bikeways: An interactive workshop for digital data collection
  • Enforcement + equity: Safer streets for all
Nuts & Bolts: Cutting edge of bike facilities

Sessions in this track explore exciting and innovative engineering, planning and policies to making bike facilities safe and intuitive for all users. 

Monday, March 20

  • Protected intersections
  • A citywide plan for off-road cycling: Expanding opportunities for activity & connection with nature in the city
  • Practical approaches to integrating bicycle facilities into transportation projects
  • Small Town and Rural Networks (STAR) Mobile Workshop (bring a bike!)

Tuesday, March 21

  • Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks (STAR): The new FHWA guide (3hr workshop)
  • Designing Protected Bikeways: A preview for 2018 AASHTO Bike Guide (3hr workshop)
  • Strategies for achieving Vision Zero - from simple to sophisticated