Friday, October 26, 2012

Fairfax Bike Summit is Saturday

Everything is coming together for the inaugural Fairfax Bike Summit tomorrow morning, Saturday October 27 starting at 9am at The HUB at George Mason University. We've got some great speakers lined up who will be talking about how we can convert Fairfax from a car-dominated place to a better place to bike.

We set a goal for 200 people for the summit and there are now 208 people registered. We have room for a few more so you can still register online.

We're encouraging people to ride to the summit. The weather forecast looks good despite the approach of Hurricane Sandy. There will be some indoor bike valet parking supplemented by bike racks outside The HUB entrance.

There will be breakfast snacks, coffee, and tea. Several vendors will have transportation bikes and gear including A-1 Cycling, Bikenetic, bikes@vienna, Spokes, Etc. and The Bike Lane. Bikes for the World will have a table as will Fairfax County DOT, Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), REI, Lose the Training Wheels, and Tour de Cure.

Here is the list of speakers:

  • Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Hunter Mill District - Welcome
  • Josh Cantor, Director of Parking and Transportation, George Mason University - Welcome
  • Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists and a Fairfax County resident - Fixing the suburbs
  • Tom Biesiadny, Director of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation - Fairfax County Bicycle Master Plan
  • Aaron Georgelas, Partner, Georgelas Group - Remaking Tysons
  • Randy Dittberner, Traffic engineer, VDOT - Better Roads
  • Christine Green, National Safe Routes to School Partnership - Safe Routes to School
  • Chris Eatough, BikeArlington, six time endurance cycling world champion - BikeArlington
  • Fionnuala Quinn, Civil engineer, FABB vice chair - Who cycles? Growing Cycling Participation
  • Charlie Denney, Alta Planning+Design - Bikesharing for Fairfax
  • Anne Mader, Co-owner, The Bike Lane - Sports & Recreational Biking
  • Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth - Future Challenge

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