Friday, October 10, 2014
James Madison University (JMU) campus
“The Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Tourism”
Presented by: The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO)
Each year the Bike-Walk Summit brings together a broad range of partners who are working to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County a great biking and walking community to live in and visit. For 2014, we focused on bicycle tourism with an exciting keynote address from Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives for the Adventure Cycling Association.
Check out this great 2:30 minute video on how Bicycling can save Small Towns!
2014 Summit Documents
- 2014 Summit Press Release
- Event Program, including Agenda and Year In Review list
- Summit Report and Project Action Plans
- Year In Review Presentation (view presentation notes by clicking comment bubble in top left)
- Shenandoah Valley: Bicycle Tourism by the Numbers, presentation by Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives for the Adventure Cycling Association.
- Event Photos
Goals of the Summit
1. To develop relationships and partnerships between the stakeholders in the bicycle and pedestrian development in the city and county.
2. To coordinate and build on the bicycle and pedestrian efforts between the city, county and other key stakeholders to make our region more bicycle and pedestrian friendly
3. To educate elected officials, planners and decision makers to the community, health and economic benefits of bicycling and walking.
4. To identify specific actions that are needed to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County the Bike and Pedestrian Community of Virginia
5. To develop collaborative bike and pedestrian action steps for the coming year.
- James Madison University Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
- James Madison University Office of Community Service-Learning