Join us for the 20th Annual National Bike Summit at a new venue in Crystal City, VA!  

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Saturday, March 9 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bike Club Leaders Super Session

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The Bike Club Super-Session
A five-hour block of specially-designed club programming—at a great price!
Join other club leaders from around the country and learn new ideas, insights, solutions and strategies from a select team of top bicycle club officials, as they discuss how they’re meeting today’s on-going club challenges and trends. Clubs must be Organizational Members of the League and pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Noon to 1:30 pm
Increasing Membership, Part 1: Creating Bike Education Programs that Attracts New Members 
Smart clubs are finding new members by creating and marketing bike safety education programs that reach out into the many communities they ride through. Learn from a panel of top club leaders the latest strategies they are initiating that includes partnerships and alliances with local bike advocacy organizations, businesses, housing associations, schools, religious organizations, etc., to promote bicycle safety education, while also serving to promote their club and increase their membership.

Session 2: 1:45 to 3:15
Increasing Membership, Part 2: Creating Advocacy and Community Outreach Programs that Attracts New Members 
Smart bike clubs are launching advocacy, outreach and donor programs that promote youth cycling, bike to work days, Bicycle Friendly Community assessments, bike rack installations, mobile bike shops, community helmet purchases and many other community initiatives. Discover and learn how your club can evolve from a strictly rides-only club into a new voice of bike advocacy that supports and espouses the mission of your local and state advocacy colleagues—while attracting new members.
Session 3:  3:30 to 5: 30 pm
The Best Ideas Roundtable—with hot topics covered too!
Listen and learn—and ask your questions too!—as a panel of club leaders and others share their knowledge and ideas on how they’re addressing the basic “nuts and bolts” club governance challenges, as well as how they’re tackling the latest, trending issues. Sample topics to be discussed include:
- Tips on developing a great ride leader training program
- Smart strategies and practices for creating a safe-riding club
- The latest insights on how clubs are adapting to e-bikes
- Attracting younger and more diverse members
- Board recruitment
- Strategies to promote safer streets through policymaker rides
Plus, lots more!

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Armando Zelada

Advocate, www.72km.org
Elderplace Bicycle Ride for over 85 year oldsBike 2 Groceries with New Seasons MarketsAdaptive Bicycle Clinic created for Portland Sunday Parkways serving All CyclistsPresent Board Member of League of American Bicyclists, Chair of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion committeePresent Board... Read More →
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Dr. Nabil Ali

President, Baltimore Bicycling Club
avatar for Nigel Samaroo

Nigel Samaroo

Baltimore Bicycling Club/Bike Maryland
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Mark Atkins

Past President, North Florida Bicycle Club
Upon retirement from medical practice in 2011, I moved to northeast Florida to be closer to family. I have served as Ride Director (2013) and President (2014-2018) of the North Florida Bicycle Club. During my tenure as president, we extended our advocacy efforts and developed a non-profit... Read More →
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Ralph Monti

Chair, Board of Directors, The League of American Bicyclists

Jina Doyle

VP, Client Services, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services

Rene Waterson

Account Manager, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.


Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency Crystal City Seasons I & II