The preliminary agenda is subject to change until the final agenda is released. 

Continuing Professional Development
All courses under the Design and Infrastructure tract are eligible for continuing professional development for engineers as per 201 KAR 18;196. A total of 7 courses related to the practice of engineering will be offered. In order to receive a certificate for the continuing professional development you will need to register as a professional. The certificate is suitable for record keeping. 

Course approval is pending from the KY Board of Landscape Architects.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 (PRE-CONFERENCE)

Join us to discuss the plans for the development of Town Branch Trail, one of Lexington’s future multi-use trails that will connect downtown Lexington to other urban bike routes, Town Branch Commons, the Legacy Trail, and the Bluegrass countryside. This discussion will be led by Mike Sewell, one of the lead engineers on the project.

Ethereal Brewing is located in Lexington’s revitalized Distillery District on the edge of Town Branch Creek, just west of the city-center and Rupp Arena. You can grab a meal from one of the Distillery District’s restaurants and take a seat on the patio over the creek.

A group bike ride will leave for this roundtable from Transylvania’s campus, weather permitting.

Ethereal Brewing offers local beers in it’s historic taproom in part of the old Pepper Distillery campus. As the first major pioneer in the Distillery District, Ethereal has been vital in the redevelopment of one of Lexington’s post-industrial areas.

Town Branch Trail is a shared-use greenway trail that will connect Downtown Lexington with Masterson Station Park and the Distillery District, along with neighborhoods, other parks, and historic sites as it follows the course of Lexington’s historic waterway, the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek. 

The Distillery District is becoming a central commercial area in Lexington’s west side. The neighborhood offers a sampling of local restaurants, galleries, and event spaces. The Town Branch Trail will soon be a central element of this unique neighborhood. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

7 A.M. – 8 A.M.
Sunrise Bike Ride with the Bluegrass Cycling Club

Sunrise Run/Walk

 

7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
Registration and continental breakfast
Coffee provided by Shuffle Bean Coffee Company.
Baked goods provided by Rosemont Bakehouse.

 

8:30 A.M. – 9 A.M.  –  Welcome and Introduction

William Gorton, III, Chair, Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeways Commission
Dr. Seamus Carey, President, Transylvania University

Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington

 

9 A.M. – 10 A.M.  –  Keynote Address (Advocacy and Education)

Policy and Funding – The Parklands of Floyds Fork: Kentucky on the Cutting Edge

Dan Jones, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, 21st Century Parks

 

10:15 A.M. – 11 A.M.  –  Breakout sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – Women’s Cycling: Initiatives to Increase the Number of Women Who Ride

Denile Hill, Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling

Bethany Overfield

Sandra Broadus, University of Kentucky

Steph Allen

 

Policy and Funding – The Federal Highway Administration’s Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide, and How to Apply It to Your Community

Eric Rothermel, FHWA

 

Design and Infrastructure – The State of the Practice: Engineering Multi-Modal Facilities

Mike Sewell, Gresham Smith & Partners

 

Tourism and Economic Development – How Collaboration Between the State, Tourism, and Local Cycling Organizations Can Benefit Everyone

Pam Thomas, Bluegrass Cycling Club

Rodney Hendrickson

Joy Brown

Paula Ruble

 

11:15 A.M. – 12 P.M.  –  Breakout sessions

Advocacy and Education – The Business of Bicycling: How Businesses Can Fill the Gap Between Advocacy and Education

Brad Flowers, Bullhorn Creative

Amelia Neptune, League of American Bicyclists

 

Design and Infrastructure – The Safe Streets Academy: Partnerships in Action for Tactical Urbanism

Emiko Atherton, National Complete Streets Coalition

Scott Thompson, Lexington Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

Sandra Broadus, Citizen’s Environmental Academy

 

Policy and Funding – The Health Equity Report: A Tool to Examine Root Causes of Health

Rebecca Hollenback and Jessica Miller Klein, Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness

 

Tourism and Economic Development – Why Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plans Matter, and How to Create One for Your Community

Troy Hearn, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.  –  Lunch and poster session

1 P.M. – 2 P.M.  –  Keynote Address (Design and Infrastructure)
Emiko Atherton, Director, National Complete Streets Coalition 

 

2:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – The Boone Trace Trail: Health Impacts of Kentucky Trail Towns on Rural Communities

Louisa Summers, Professor, Berea College

 

Advocacy and Education – Bicycle Friendly Universities: Alternative Transportation Strategies Implemented on College Campuses

Sandra Broadus, Alternative Transportation Manager, University of Kentucky 
Sharon Brown, Professor of Exercise Science, Transylvania University
Justin Mog, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Louisville
Amelia Neptune, League of American Bicyclists

Design and Infrastructure – Fred’s Not Dead: Revitalizing Louisville’s Olmstead Parkways for Bicycles and Pedestrians

John Swintosky, Louisville Metro Parks

Mike Sewell, Gresham, Smith and Partners

Jeremy Kubac

Katie Rowe

 

Policy and Funding – Mountain Biking 101: Acquiring Funding, Building Trails, and Building Community

Troy Hearn, Bluegrass KyMBA

Chip Winger, Southwest KyMBA

Brad Burridge

 

3:15 P.M. – 5 P.M.  –  Mobile Sessions

 

The Lexington Safe Streets Campaign: A Three-Pronged Approach to Changing Behavior

Sam Crankshaw, Angela Poe, Joseph Brenzel, Lexington Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works

 

University Bike Shops and How They Operate: a Tour of UK’s Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library and Transy Bikes

Sandra Broadus, UK Alternative Transportation Manager

 

The Legacy Trail: From Planning and Design to Funding and Construction

Keith Lovan, Lexington Engineering Project Manager

 

3:15 P.M. – 4 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – Electric Pedal Assist Bicycles: the Future of Sustainable Transportation

Jeff Feldman, SwitchCycles

 

Advocacy and Education – Changing the Lives of Young People Through Physical Activity

Heidi Guckenberger, Executive Director of Girls On The Run

Kelley Luckett, Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana

 

Advocacy and Education – VO2 Max: Measuring Oxygen Intake While Cycling, a Hands-On Lab

Kirk Abraham

 

4:15 P.M. – 5 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – Cycling Initiatives that Save Lives

Shannon Baker, American Lung Association

Jennifer Metro, Bike to Beat Cancer

Kathleen Fletcher, Bike MS

Kirsten Rowland, Tour de Cure

 

Advocacy and Education NICA, Unbridled Spirit: a 2020 Vision

Steve Beckett, NICA Head Coach Marshall County

Vanessa Boyette

5:15 – 5:30 P.M.  – 
Closing Remarks

 

6 P.M.  –  Beerstorming and Community Partnerships in Action Social Hour
Network with summit attendees while touring the West Sixth Brewery, the Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop, and watch the Lexington Bike Polo League demonstrate their skills at Coolavin Park. 

 

West Sixth Brewing
West Sixth Brewing was founded in 2012. They brew, can and bottle beer on site for distribution, and offer a wide variety of beers in their taproom. West Sixth hosts the Bluegrass Cycling Club’s Pedaling for a Purpose fundraising program and has been a generous community partner by supporting cycling in the Bluegrass. 

 

Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop

Broke Spoke is a non-profit volunteer-run bike shop that aims to provide better access to better bicycles for all people and to empower individuals to perform their own bicycle maintenance.  

 

Lexington Bike Polo League

The Lexington Bike Polo League’s home courts are in Coolavin Park, across the street from the Bread Box. Founded in 2007, they established their court as the first city-sanctioned harcourt bike polo court in the U.S. and they hosted the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship Tournament in 2017.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

7 A.M. – 8 A.M.
Sunrise Bike Ride with the Bluegrass Cycling Club

Sunrise Run/Walk

 

7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.
Registration and continental breakfast
Coffee provided by Shuffle Bean Coffee Company.
Baked goods provided by Rosemont Bakehouse.

 

8:30 A.M. – 9 A.M.

 

Welcome

Greg Thomas, Kentucky Secretary of Transportation

 

State of the Union

Troy Hearn, Kentucky Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

 

9 A.M. – 10 A.M. – Keynote Address (Tourism and Economic Development)
Amelia Neptune, Director, Bicycle Friendly America Program, League of American Cyclists

 

10:15 A.M. – 11 A.M.Breakout Sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – Strategies for Creating a Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Group

Paul Winkeller, Executive Director, New York Bicycling Coalition
Wanda Bertram, Lexington Community Radio

 

Advocacy and Education – Pedaling for a Purpose: Collaboration Between Cycling Groups, Businesses,

and Charitable Organizations That Benefit Everyone

Pam Thomas, Bluegrass Cycling Club

Joe Kusoman, West Sixth Brewing

 

Design & Infrastructure – Radical Walking: Recapturing Our Understanding of Everyday Spaces Through Slow Walking

Jayoung Koo, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Kentucky

 

Tourism and Economic Development – Bike Share: Transforming Communities Around Kentucky

Rolf Eisinger, Louisville Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

LouVelo

LimeBike

Spin Bikeshare

 

11:15 A.M. – 12 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions

 

Advocacy and Education – Telling Your Story: How To More Effectively Communicate the Role Cycling and Walking Plays in Your Community

Tom Eblen – Lexington Herald Leader
        

Policy and Funding – How to Access the Funding Available from the KYTC Office of Local Programs for Your Community

Jackie Jones, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

 

Policy and Funding – Bourbon County’s Walkability Assessment, and Next Steps for Action

Drew Beckett, Bourbon County Health Department

 

Design and Infrastructure – First Mile/Last Mile: The Roles Transit Can Play in Your Community
Jackson Lester, Swiftly, Inc.

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.  –  Lunch and Awards Ceremony

Advocate of the Year

Bicycle Friendly University

 

1 P.M. – 2 P.M.  –  Keynote Address (Tourism and Economic Development)

Jim Sayer, Director, Adventure Cycling Association

 

2:15 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions


Policy and Funding –
The 3ft Passing Law: HB33 and How It Became Law in Kentucky

Dixie Moore, Advocate

Representative Jerry Miller, Louisville

 

Design and Infrastructure – Town Branch Commons: Benefits Beyond the Trail

Brandi Peacher, Lexington Office of the Mayor

Sam Castro, Lord Aeck Sargent

Louis Johnson, Gresham Smith & Partners

Scott Thompson, Lexington Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

 

Tourism and Economic Development – Bicycle Tourism in Kentucky: Let’s Get it Rolling!

Jason Monk

Austin Render

Mollie Hanrahan

Jim Sayer

 

Policy and Funding – Painting a Picture of Public/Private Partnerships

Martha Emmons

Chuck Ellinger

 

3:15 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions


Advocacy and Education –
Cycling for All Ages and Abilities

BJ Levis

Anthony Williams

Jill Farmer

Catherine Birchfield

Kelly Lehman

 

Advocacy and Education – Louisville Metro Sidewalk Condition Survey

Craig Allen, Jeremiah Littleton, Eric Sinagra, Louisville Metro Public Works and Assets

 

Design and Infrastructure – Engineering Health Communities

Mike Sewell

 

Tourism and Economic Development From BMX to Bike Polo: A Discussion of How Building Unique Facilities Can Bring Positive Benefits to Your Community

Meagan Shetler

Ryan Weeks

 

4:15 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.  –  Breakout Sessions

Advocacy and Education – The Role of the Community Bike Shop and How to Get One Started

Shane Tedder, Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop

 

Advocacy and Education – Same Course, Different Horse: Shifting Your Strategy Mid-Project

Kate Holwerk

Rolf Eisinger

 

Advocacy and Education – Promoting Complete Streets: Advocacy Efforts of Louisville Regional Mobility Council

Nancy Snow, Transit Authority of River City)

 

5:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Closing Remarks & Call to Action

 

5:45 P.M.
Critical Mass Ride with Social Cycling Lexington, with After Party at Bicycle Face 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 (POST-CONFERENCE)

8:00 A.M. Breakfast, Mark Hinkel Pedaling Forward Presentation, and Bike Ride and Walk/Run

Join us at 8 a.m. for a continental breakfast
at West Sixth Brewing, 501 W. Sixth St., in Lexington’s Northside Historic District, right along the Legacy Trail. 
Coffee provided by Shuffle Bean Coffee Company. Baked goods provided by Rosemont Bakehouse.

At 9 a.m. there will be a brief presentation
about the goals and objectives of Mark Hinkel Pedaling Forward, a foundation that advocates for safer cycling in honor of Mark Hinkel.

At 9:30 a.m. organized bike rides, walks, and runs will start.
All are welcome to join an organized group or participate independently. Maps and cue sheets will be available for those who want to ride on their own.

West Sixth Run/Walk Club will lead the walks and run, and the Bluegrass Cycling Club will lead the following bike rides:

– Novice/C pace (10-12 mph) on the Legacy Trail – 18 miles
– C pace (trail and road) (10-12 mph) – 12-24 miles
– B/C pace (12-14 mph) – 30-35 miles
– B pace (14-16 mph) – 30-35 miles
– A/B pace (16-18 mph) – distances of 30-35 miles and 40-45 miles available
– A pace (18-20 mph) – 40-45 miles

Learn more about the Bluegrass Cycling Club here.

 

Mountain biking hosted by Troy Hearn at Veterans Park in Lexington. 

 

Bike prom hosted by the Living Arts and Science Center