2019 NC BikeWalk Summit

  • 08 Nov 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 09 Nov 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center, 420 High St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


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8th Annual NC BikeWalk Summit: November 8-9, 2019

Location: The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, 420 High St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. (See note below about Accommodations). 

The 2019 NC BikeWalk Summit in Winston-Salem promises to be packed full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience. The mission of the summit is to

  • Foster collaboration between North Carolina’s various bicycle advocates as well as movements, efforts, and endeavors;
  • Educate local government staff, bicycle advocates, and policy leaders;
  • Promote bicycling as a valid form of transportation and as an economic driver; and
  • Highlight North Carolina’s dedication toward becoming a premier bicycle friendly state.
Let’s embrace active transportation and healthy communities for all!

Pre-Summit Workshop Thursday November 7, 8am–6pm

Traffic Bicycling for Transportation Professionals  

The Traffic Bicycling class (click on link for more info) is oriented toward transportation engineers, planners, and police, but open to all adults. This intensive 9-hour on-bike training course teaches best practices for bicycle operation in urban traffic. Participants improve their understanding of effective traffic negotiation techniques and relevant traffic laws while enhancing their bike handling skills and increasing their confidence. Common bicyclist crash types are examined in the context of operator behavior. Implications for transportation planning, facility design, and law enforcement are discussed. Students will receive certification for completing League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101, which is a prerequisite for LCI certification. The class is taught by Master LCI Instructor Steven Goodridge, and includes both classroom and on-bike portions. Steve has taught this class at the last several Bike Summits to rave reviews. (CM credits for planners have been approved for this course, and PDH credits for engineers have been applied for.) The class is offered at the special rate of $50. Location: Christ Moravian Church, 919 W. Academy St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Pre-Summit Workshop Thursday November 7, noon–5pm
Building Community Engagement with a Walk: Learn to Lead a Walk Audit

Be the change you want in your community! This workshop is offered by the energetic nationally-known public health and transportation consultant and former Olympic race walker Mark Fenton, who will instruct you in how to be a Neighborhood Walk Auditor, capable of spotting problems and confident in your new ability to show others how to identify problems and communicate with decision-makers. This class will run from noon to 5, and is also being offered at the special rate of $50. An excellent training course for public health officials, Town employees, planners, advocates for safe routes to school and other advocates for safer, more equitable communities. (CM credits for planners have been approved for this course, and PDH credits for engineers have been applied for.) Location: Winston-Salem City Hall, 101 N. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hawthorne Inn at a special rate of for attendees. When planning your trip, note that the Traffic Bicycling course begins at 8 am on Thursday morning. Also, there is the possibility of a walk or ride after the Summit on Saturday afternoon. For details on the accommodations and directions to the summit, please click here.

For updates on keynotes, program schedule,  etc., visit our website.

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