Fairfax Bike Summit
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Fairfax Bike Summit - Fairfax Bikes: Pedaling our way to a healthier and happier community
Citizens from around Fairfax County are invited to the inaugural Fairfax Bike Summit on Saturday, October 27 at George Mason University (GMU) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the summit is to discuss how to make Fairfax a better place to live by making bicycling a major component of the transportation system. The summit will bring together all facets of the bicycling community including bicyclists, bicycle organizations, bike shops, and transportation professionals. Registration is free.
Hear from nationally known speakers including Andy Clarke of the League of American Bicyclists, Chris Eatough of BikeArlington, and Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. Check out the latest transportation bikes and gear from local bike shops.
Bicycling is an alternative transportation option that provides opportunities to grow Fairfax County into a more competitive, liveable, connected, and vibrant community. Bicycling offers the County attractive alternatives for addressing our challenges of traffic congestion, health, job growth, workforce retention, and property values.
Fairfax County recently completed a draft county bicycle master plan. The plan is a roadmap for making our streets safer for bicyclists. Recommendations include adding bike lanes and cycletracks to major roads, connecting trails and streets that lead to major destinations, and outlining policy changes that will encourage more people to travel by bike. The summit is a chance to learn more about the plan and to hear how other communities are being transformed from auto-centric places to more people-oriented places.
The summit is open to everyone. Attendance is limited to 200 people. Display space is available for bicycle businesses and organizations. The event will be held at The HUB at GMU in the Front-Middle Ballroom, 10423 Rivanna River Way, Fairfax VA, 22030. Further information is available at fabb-bikes.org and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summit is sponsored by Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, George Mason University, and Fairfax County.