2016 National Bike Summit & Women's Forum
Thank you to all attendees and sponsors for making the 2016 National Bike Summit & Women's Forum the premier advocacy event of the year.
Throughout it's 17 years, the Summit has shown it’s real impact, leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state and local levels. The dynamic event includs keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill. The 2016 Summit included the first Advocacy Awards Gala co-hosted with the Alliance for Walking & Biking! Check out the 2016 Advocacy Award Winners honored at the Summit.
See photos from the event here: 2016 National Bike Summit & Women's Forum Photos. We hope to see you at the event in 2017!
2016 Summit FAQs
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown (Conference site) $309 per night + taxes (Room block rate is until Feb. 4). Click here to make a reservation.
Location: 999 9th St. NW Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 898-9000
Description: Conference site, near bike share, metro, and in the heart of DC
Hilton Crystal City at Washington National Airport: $199 per night + taxes (Room block rate is until Feb. 12). Click here to make a reservation.
How do I get to D.C.?
Washington, D.C. is accessible via three airports, as well as Amtrak and Metrorail. See below.
Washington’s Reagan National Airport
20-minute cab ride to the Renaissance and hotels
20-minute metro ride to the Renaissance and hotels
On the Mt. Vernon bike trail
50-minute cab ride to the Renaissance and hotels
Metro-accessible via bus to West Falls Church Metro Station
Washington Flyer bus service to downtown
1-hour cab ride to the Renaissance and hotels
1-hour train ride to Union Station, additional metro or cab from Union Station to the Renaissance and hotels.
BWI often has the cheapest rates
How do I get around D.C.?
Washington has an excellent public transportation system that is relatively bike-accessible. All buses in Washington are equipped with bike racks allowing for excellent Bike-'N-Ride access. In addition, bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two bicycles per car) weekdays except 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as most holidays (limited to four bicycles per car). To learn about the Metro, visit www.wmata.com. There you will find a map as well as information about taking bikes on Metro. Also, Capital Bikeshare is an easy way to travel around town. Docks with instructions are throughout the city — visit capitalbikeshare.com to learn more.
Where can I find a D.C. bike map?
DDOT has several bike maps available to introduce you to the District's extensive bicycle network of cycle tracks, new Capital Bikeshare stations, bike lanes, bike routes, trails and safety information. Bike trail maps for D.C. and the surrounding area are available here.
Where can I find a bike shop in D.C.?
Regardless of where you stay in the city or beyond, a bike shop is never far away. Use our 'connect locally' feature for a full listing of area bike shops.
What else is going on in D.C. that week?
Will I have time to visit the monuments and museums around the Mall?
Although there is no specific time in the schedule set aside for touring we highly encourage you to check out the sites while you are in Washington. The Smithsonian museums are well within walking distance of the International Trade Center, the Hilton Garden Inn, the J.W. Marriot, as well as the Capitol Building.
In addition, the Washington Tourmobile offers a Washington-by-night tour so you can fit sightseeing in after your action-packed conference days. Another great touring option is offered by Bike the Sites. Call them to tour this Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community, and the home of the League of American Bicyclists, by bike.
How do I register for the Summit?
How do I get the member discount?
My organization or club is a member of the League but I’m not, do I get the member rate?
Each club or organization that is an affiliated member of the League can register two Summit attendees at the special member rate. You can affiliate your club or organization here.
How do I find my membership number?
Your member number is listed on your membership card or copy of American Bicyclist magazine. If you have questions regarding your membership status, please call us at (202) 822-1333, and we will be glad to assist you.
How do I know what my congressional district is?
You can find out your congressional district by entering your zip code here.
Will my registration information be shared with other attendees?
The League reserves the right to provide your name, organization, city & state, and email address to all other attendees. A contact list may be provided in a pdf.
How can I be sure that you received my registration?
Once we receive your paid registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, please do not hesitate to contact us at 202-822-1333 or email email@example.com.
What if I register and then have to cancel?
Registration is 50% refundable prior to February 1, 2016. There are no refunds after February 1, 2016. In the event that you need to cancel your registration, please call us at 202-822-1333 in order to process your change.
I can no longer attend the Summit. Is it possible to transfer my registration over to someone else?
If you register and then realize that you can no longer attend, you may transfer your registration over to another individual until February 1, 2016 after that we reserve the right to transfer the registration to a scholarship recipient. All you need to do to make this change is call our office and we will be happy to take care of it for you. 202-822-1333.
Where can I rent a bike while in Washington DC?
For short term rental, we recommend using the Capital Bike Share System. You can use a credit card at any of the any of the over 350 stations across Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, VA and Montgomery County, MD to purchase a day or three day pass. Be sure to dock the bike at least every 30 minutes or you will be charged extra.
Bike and Roll is another great option for bike rental. Here you can choose from hybrids, road bikes, tandems, commuter bike, and kid bikes. The company also offers tours of the city by bike.
Where can I get a bike map?
Visit WABA.org for bike maps, suggested routes, and other great information about riding a bike in the metro DC region.
DDOT also provides bike maps.