2014 Bike-Walk Summit Press Release

For Immediate Release

CSPDC Contact: Bonnie S. Riedesel, (540) 885-5174, [email protected]

Kevin McDermott, (540) 885-5174, [email protected]

3rd Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit

The Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Tourism”

STAUNTON (September 10, 2014) — The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), in partnership with the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will conduct the 2014 Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit on October 10, 2014, on the James Madison University (JMU) campus. Go to Full Website for Summit

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. This year the summit will focus on bicycle tourism and feature a keynote address from  Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives for the Adventure Cycling Association.

The JMU Bike and Pedestrian Committee and the Office of Community Service-Learning are event co-hosts. Breakfast and lunch provided for all attendees, and a summit social will follow at Ruby’s Lounge (Clementine Café Basement.)

Summit Program is now available: 2014 Summit Program Final

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so contact Kevin McDermott at [email protected], or 540-885-5174 for registration information. The summit schedule is:


8:00-8:30 am
8:30-8:45 am Welcome – JMU President Jon Alger
8:45-9:15 am Interactive Activity
9:15-9:45 am Year in Review – Hear about all the great things we’ve accomplished since last year’s summit!
9:45-10:45 am Keynote Address with Q&A – “The Benefits of Bicycling and Walking Tourism” – Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives, Adventure Cycling
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 noon Interactive Session – Generating ideas for our community
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch
12:45-1:00 Updates and the Advocacy Awards Initiative
1:00-2:00 pm Afternoon Choice Making – Developing priorities and setting goals for the next year
2:00-2:30 pm3:30-5:30pm Closing
Summit Social at Ruby’s Lounge (Clementine Café Basement)




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