Media Registration and Guidelines
The National Bike Summit is open to print, online and broadcast news media, as well as health, advocacy and industry reporters, and freelance writers on a verifiable assignment from an established news source. Complimentary meeting registration will be available to members of the media who provide appropriate press credentials and identification (see details below).
Members of the press are advised to pre-register for the 11th Annual National Bike Summit, however, we will continue to offer onsite press registration as well.
Please note that you will have to show proper identification once inside the National Bike Summit, which will be located onsite in The Renaissance Washington, Washington, D.C.
*Business Cards Do Not Count as Identification.
All media must contact Carolyn Szczepanski, Director of Communications with appropriate press credentials and identification. National Bike Summit Media clearance is the ultimate, binding decision of the League of American Bicyclists. The League's media clearance or non-clearance is final and cannot be disputed.
Business card (with individual’s name and title and the name of an approved media outlet) and one of the following:
The mast page from an approved media outlet with individual’s name and title listed.
- A copy of or an Internet link to a current by-lined article published in an approved media outlet within the past six months.
Freelance writers and photographers
Please present a letter of assignment from an approved publication. Writers not on an assignment may provide a copy of an industry-relevant by-lined article, published within the past six months in an approved media outlet.
Electronic Media Representatives, including editors of websites and bloggers
Please provide links to an existing site and to relevant bylined editorial content.
Editors, reporters, writers, television and radio producers, and broadcast/Internet reporters from approved media outlets will receive editorial press badges.
Publishers from approved media outlets will receive advertising press badges.
Who Does Not Qualify?
Public relations representatives; marketing, creative services, circulation and other employees of magazines, newspapers, television and radio stations and websites; writers and publishers of personal or corporate newsletters; and family members of qualified media are not eligible for press badges. Book author and blogger eligibility will be determined on case-by-case basis.
National Bike Summit Sessions
All National Bike Summit sessions are open to registered members of the media. Registered journalists must wear/display their official National Bike Summit press badge at all times while onsite at the meeting.
Exchanging, loaning or borrowing of National Bike Summit press badges is strictly prohibited.
Camera crews filming in onsite meeting areas, luncheons, events and receptions must make prior arrangements with Carolyn Szczepanski, League of American Bicyclists Director of Communications.
Filming inside the sessions is prohibited unless special permission has been granted by Carolyn Szczepanski, League of American Bicyclists Director of Communications.
Filming inside the exhibit area is prohibited unless prior arrangements have been made through Carolyn Szczepanski, League of American Bicyclists Director of Communications.
Meals and receptions
Meals and receptions are not included in media registration. Meals and receptions can be purchased on an individual rate. E-mail Carolyn or purchase the day of the event.