Washington Bike Summit

Washington Bike Summit
Event date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 8:00am to Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Washington Bike Summit Logo


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Washington Bike Summit! Share your experience and what you learned with #WABikeSummit.  

Snow Route to Hotel RL:  I5 (N or S) to Hwy 101N, take the first exit for Cooper Point/Evergreen Pky, right on Evergreen Pky, left into Hotel RL.

We are delaying our start on Monday by one hour by canceling our morning plenary session.  The online schedule has been updated to reflect cancelations and timeline.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Breakfast/Check-in (Changed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.)

10 a.m. Session 1 (no change)

Tuesday: Lobby day on Tuesday 2/11 is canceled.  There will be no meetings scheduled at the capital with legislators on Tuesday. 

As many speakers and attendees are still intending to attend, we want to make it possible for as many people as possible.  The WA Bike Summit will continue as scheduled.  However, attendees should heed travel warnings for their area.  Follow WSDOT Twitter feed for live updates or find your areas specific updates here.

Use your best judgment on whether or not travel to Olympia is safe.  We suggest booking a room in Olympia please contact Hotel RL Olympia (360) 943-4000 to see if they can accommodate.  Other hotels in the city may also be available.  The Intercity Transit bus lines 12 and 42 stop at our hotel.

WSDOT winter driving tips.   

If you need to contact Summit organizers please text or leave a voicemail at 206.841.9665.  This line will not be answered live, but messages will be received.  If you require response please leave that in your message and someone will get back to you. 

The Bike Summit is an annual Event held by Cascade and Washington Bikes that we provide as a service to our advocacy and professional transportation community.  The event is very popular and even in the last week we had considerable numbers of new registrations. 

The Contractual and financial obligations we have with speakers and the venue have prevented us from postponing or canceling the event in the face of this unprecedented weather.  As a result we decided that it was best for individuals to make their own assessment of their willingness to travel to Olympia.  We understand that attendees may not be able to make the journey and may ask for special dispensation regarding their registration fee.  We will consider these requests after the event and assess whether there is any action we can take.  


As part of our commitment to include a robust representation of diverse voices and to make this event available to more people, we are providing a limited number of scholarships to offset registration costs. If you are a speaker or attendees, please consider applying for a scholarship.  Similar to registration, you must create or use an existing a cascade.org account  (it’s easy and it’s free!).


More and more people are choosing new ways to get around. From micro-mobility to bikeshare and new technologies, we’re highlighting both the growing enthusiasm for mobility solutions and the emerging questions surrounding how to effectively regulate, encourage, and evaluate these differing modes of transportation. With this in mind, we are excited to announce this year’s theme: New Mobility!

Why new mobility?  People in Washington state and beyond are tapping into new mobility. From connecting neighborhoods by democratizing access, encouraging healthy habits, and sparking technological innovation, here's how governments, communities, businesses, and advocates are using new mobility to bring us closer together.  In addition, we hope to discuss how new mobility affects bicycling. These important and emerging issues have real impacts and potential for people who bike. So join Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes as we share, connect, and learn at the 2019 Washington Bike Summit.


If you are looking for a carpool or can drive attendees, please sign up with our Group Carpool: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ik2x46. Please note that you are responsible for coordinating your transportation, and we do not assume any responsibility.

Call for Speakers

Now closed.  The period to submit a Request for Proposals (RFP) ended on Dec 1st. This conference RFP seeks innovative and educational content related to biking, active transportation, and new mobility around Washington state and beyond.  Share your proposals on: 

  • Emerging technology
  • Engaging new audiences
  • Collecting and evaluating data


2018 Highlights

The 2018 Washington Bike Summit was co-presented by Washington Bikes & Cascade Bicycle Club. The fourth annual Washington State Bike Summit brought together people from different disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives to learn, share, network, and explore ways we can grow and improve bicycling for all.

Lunchtime at the Summit 

Cascade Bicycle Club at the Summit

Oboi Reed at community bike ride

Oboi Reed and Olga Lucia Herrera

four friends at the WA Bike Summit

Who does your registration fee support?

Your registration to the Washington Bike Summit makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:

  • You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
  • You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
  • You are empowering youth from diverse communities through the Major Taylor Project.
  • You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group rides every year.
  • Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.

Up next: Program for the 2019 Washington Bike Summit