On the heels of the dramatic rise and fall of anti-bicycling legislation in the General Assembly, Georgia Bikes is hosting its 4th annual Georgia Bike Summit at the Holiday Inn/Roswell (909 Holcomb Bridge Road) Friday through Sunday.
The Georgia Bike Summit, presented by the Tony Serrano Century Ride, is a conference and networking event for bicycle safety advocates, planners, elected leaders, transportation officials, and anyone interested in seeing a more bicycle friendly Georgia. This year's Summit theme is "The Bicycle: Georgia's New Economy."
Workshops and presentations will emphasize the many economic benefits of creating bike friendly communities. The Summit Keynote Speaker, Jim Sayer, is the Executive Director of the Adventure Cycling Association and is a national expert on bicycle tourism.
A highlight of this year’s Summit will be a presentation of the results of the economic impact assessment recently completed for the Silver Comet Trail. Other workshops will discuss rural bicycle planning, the economic impact of cycling events, community bike shops and economic empowerment, and much more.
On Sunday, there will be bicycle rides throughout Roswell. Roswell was the first city in Georgia recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.”
A variety of rides will be available for all skill-levels and cycling interests (City cycling, recreational road cycling, off-road, etc.)
Georgia Bikes is pleased to offer free registrations to all transportation and tourism professionals as well as local, state and federal elected leaders. A summary of Summit events is listed below. For more information, visit GeorgiaBikeSummit.org.Also: www.facebook.com/GeorgiaBikes and twitter.com/GABikes