The First GREAT Montgomery County BIKE SUMMIT

Montgomery County is home to some of the region’s most avid bikers and biking is a growing form of transportation for residents here. Montgomery County recently launched Capital Bikeshare and there are a number of regionally significant bike paths under construction or in design.

But more needs to be done. Montgomery County will never enjoy a strong bike culture until the planning and infrastructure comes together to meet the needs of the bike community.

Help us get there by participating in the first Great MoCo Bike Summit. Organized by Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, WABA and MoBike, this discussion will be a great chance for you to interact directly with county elected and transportation planning leaders to help shape the future of biking in Montgomery County.

Saturday, April 5
9:15am – Noon
Jane Lawton Rec Center
4301 Willow Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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The Great MoCo Bicycle Summit

A focus for the event will be how Montgomery County should incorporate next-gen bicycle facilities and how to make Capital Bikeshare a success. Topics for the next Summit will be requested.

Please bring your questions and thoughts to this conversation that is sure to shape the bicycle landscape in the County for the years to come.

Meet us outside the Tastee Diner in Silver Spring at 9:15am for a family-friendly ride to the Summit location in Bethesda!


9:15am – 10:00am
Family Bike Ride from Silver Spring to Bethesda along the Capital Crescent Trail

10:00am – 10:10am
Introductory Remarks from Councilmember Hans Riemer

What are the most urgent needs to improve biking generally in Montgomery County?

10:10am – 10:30am
Presentations from Shane Farthing (WABA) and Dave Anspacher (M-NCPPC)

10:30am – 11:00am
Moderated Panel Discussion
Shane Farthing (WABA)
Dave Anspacher (M-NCPPC)
Fred Lees (MCDOT)
Pat Shepherd (MCDOT)
Jack Cochrane (MoBike)

11:00am – 11:10am
Coffee Break

How can we best ensure the success of Bikeshare in Montgomery County?

11:10am – 11:30am
Presentations from Anne Root (MCDOT) and Paul DeMaio (Metrobike LLC)

11:30am – 12:00pm
Moderated Panel Discussion
Shane Farthing (WABA)
Anne Root (MCDOT)
Paul DeMaio (Metrobike LLC)

Closing remarks from Councilmember Roger Berliner