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Fairfax Bike Summit October 27

Please join us for the inaugural Fairfax Bike Summit on Saturday, October 27, at George Mason University.

You're Invited! Fairfax Bike Summit: Pedaling our way to a healthier and happier community.

In the wake of the completion of our Countywide Master Bicycle Plan, and as a component of addressing county transportation shortfalls, Fairfax Advocates for Better Biking (FABB), George Mason University, and Fairfax County are joining together to sponsor the county's inaugural Bike Summit.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 27, at George Mason University from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Attendance is limited to 200 people, so register early.

The Fairfax Bike Summit will bring together citizens, elected officials, bicyclists, bicycle organizations, bike shops, community organizations and transportation professionals to discuss:

  • Turning Fairfax into an even better place to live by making bicycling a major part of the transportation system.
  • Details about the recently-completed bicycle master plan draft that serves as our roadmap for making our streets safer for bicyclists (adding bike lanes, cycle tracks, signed bicycle routes, and connecting trails and streets that lead to major destinations).
  • How other communities are being transformed from auto-centric places to more people-oriented places.
  • Bicycling as an alternative transportation option that provides opportunities to grow Fairfax County into a more competitive, liveable, connected, and vibrant community.

 

You'll also 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. See the latest in transportation bikes and gear on display from local bike shops. Join GMU staff for a bike tour of campus bike facilities after the summit. A limited number of bicycles will be provided by The Bike Lane.

The summit will be held at The HUB at , in the Front-Middle Ballroom. Display space is available for bicycle businesses and organizations promoting vibrant, healthy and connected communities that include bicycling as a transportation mode.

For further information, please visit fabb-bikes.org or contact us at bikesummit@fabb-bikes.org.

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