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Active Transportation Leadership Retreat

March 3 - 4, 2018 - Washington, DC

As part of the League's new Active Transportation Leadership Institute, the Leadership Retreat will bring together leaders from city and state-wide advocacy organizations for networking and workshops aimed at increasing capacity and effectiveness, and mapping out a plan for better collaboration between local, state, and national groups.

How to Register:

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number.  

Cost is $100, and pre-registration is required through the 2018 National Bike Summit Registration Form

If you plan to attend the 2018 National Bike Summit AND the Leadership Retreat, please select either the "Organizational Member" or the "Individual Member" Registration Type on the Summit registration form, and you will have the option to add the Leadership Retreat to your 2018 Summit Registration. 

If you are only able to attend the Leadership Retreat and will not be joining us for the full 2018 National Bike Summit, please select the "Active Transportation Leadership Institute Retreat Only" Registration Type to only register for the Leadership Retreat. 


Saturday March 3

4:00pm - 5:00pm Optional bike ride (it is anticipated that most participants will use bikeshare bikes)

5:00pm-8:00pm Reception - Networking time to connect with your peers and counterparts from around the country over food and drinks.

Sunday March 4 - Location: Gensler, 2020 K ST NW, Washington, DC 20006

9:00am - 9:30am Welcome, introductions, unconference session set-up

9:30am -10:30am Unconference sessions (topics will be selected by attendees and there will be an opportunity to participate in multiple short sessions)

10:30am -10:45am Break

10:45am- 12:15pm Breakout session (attendees will have an opportunity to discuss challenges and network with their peers according to organization type and/or organizational roles)

12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch discussion - Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly America Program Director and Kyle Wagenschutz, Director of Local Innovation at People for Bikes will be discussing and taking questions on the Bicycle Friendly Community and Places for Bikes programs

1:15pm- 4:15pm Strategic Planning for the Movement: Developing a roadmap for city,state, and national groups to work together more effectively -- Facilitated discussion

4:30pm - Wrap up

Directly following the Leadership Retreat everyone is invited to the League of American Bicyclists Annual Member Meeting starting at 5:30pm at the Renaissance Hotel DC, 999 Ninth St NW Washington, DC.


The National Bike Summit will also feature organizational development sessions of interest to state and local group staff in addition to great programming to improve bicycling advocacy and education at the local, state, and, of course, federal levels.

The Leadership Retreat is specifically designed for staff of advocacy organizations so you must sign up using your League organizational membership number.