Annual Bike Maryland Bicycle Symposium

Bike Maryland presented the 17th Annual Bicycle Symposium on February 11, 2014. This was the public's chance to learn from leaders in the bicycling field, bicycling advocates, planners, community leaders and legislative officials on current topics with the goal of increasing bicycle safety, connectivity and accessibility at a free premier event that included breakfast and lunch.

Agenda Outline below, click on each title to look at the PDF of the presentation!

Meet the 2014 Bike Maryland Bicycle Symposium presenters here!

  1.  "How to Develop a Local Bicycling Advocacy Organization" by Katie Lupo, Bike Friendly Coordinator at Bike Maryland (VIDEO HERE)
  2. "Key Components of a Successful Advocacy Group" by Jack Guarneri, President of Howard County Bicycle Advocates (VIDEO HERE
  3. "How We Leverage our Collective Strength" by Jon Korin, President of Bike AAA (VIDEO HERE)
  4. "Building a Bicycling Advocacy Group" Matt Drew, Founder of Bike SBY (Salisbury) (VIDEO HERE)
  5. "Symposium Welcoming Remarks", by Carol Silldorff, Executive Director of Bike Maryland (VIDEO HERE)
  6. "Keynote Presentation" by Frederick's Honorable Mayor McClement (VIDEO HERE)
  7. "Bikeshare: Implementation, Successes and Challenges" by Part 1 by Anne Root, Bikeshare Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Part 2 by Barry Robinson, Chief of the Transit and Marine Services Division, Baltimore City Department of Transportation and Part 3 by Tim Davis, Transportation Planning, City of Frederick (VIDEO HERE)
  8. "State Pro-bicycle Legislative Agenda" by Michael Sonnenfeld, Bike Maryland Treasurer (VIDEO HERE)
  9. "State Bicycle Master Plan" by Kate Sylvester, Planner at Maryland Department of Transportation (VIDEO HERE)
  10. "Complete Streets", presentation and panel discussion Part 1 by Casey Anderson, Montgomery County Planning Board Member, Part 2 by Jennifer Toole, President of Toole Design Group using Laura Searfross's presentation, and Part 3 by Jason Ridgeway, Director of Highway Development at Maryland State Highway Association, (Part 1 VIDEO HERE) (Part 2 VIDEO HERE) (Part 3 VIDEO HERE)
  11. "Safe Routes To School" Part 1 by James Elliott of Virginia's Safe Routes to School Program, Part 2 by Jessica Silwick, Transportation Alternatives Manager at State Highway Administration, and Part 3 Lucy Neher, Coordinator of Safe Routes to School in Takoma Park (VIDEO HERE)

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Directions information: here

Parking information: here.

Carpooling info here.

Public transportation from Annapolis Department of Transportation, Tourism Office info here,

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List of Exhibitors

Bike Maryland

Baltimore Bicycle Club

Baltimore City - Planning Department

Oxen Hill Bicycle and Trail Club

Potomac Pedalers Bicycle Club

Rockville Bicycle Advisory Commission

Howard County Bicycle Advocates

Bike AAA (Annapolis and Anne Arundel County)

Maryland Transit Authority

Maryland Office of Tourism

State Highway Administration


Bike SBY (Salisbury)

Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Anacostia Trials Heritage Area

Garrett Trails

Cycle For Life

Videos from the 2014 and 2013 Symposium produced by Buckley Creative Works.

Thank you to John Wetmore for filming during the 2014 Symposium!