We’re taking the Colorado Bicycle Summit on the road this year, packing up an event we’ve always held in Denver and rolling on over to Steamboat–AKA Bike Town USA!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO

Registration: $75 for Bicycle Colorado members, $95 for non-members

Registration for the annual Colorado Bicycle Summit is now open! Join us in celebrating all-things-bicycling and being part of the bigger bicycling conversation. This fun event is dedicated to educating and empowering attendees, identifying common bicycling trends and solutions in our communities and setting priorities to improve the future of bicycling in Colorado.

Our plenary panel and breakout sessions will focus on advocacy issues large and small, from those that affect Coloradans statewide to those that are more relevant to our state’s smaller mountain communities, as well as other trends in the bike world.

Our summit also coincides with the Steamboat Bike Festival–whether or not you’re a Bike Town USA local, you can make a weekend out of our Steamboat summit. And if you sign up for the summit, you’ll also get 20% off registration for the festival–email amy@bicyclecolorado.org to take advantage of this deal!


  • 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Registration
  • 12-1 p.m. – Box lunch/social networking time
    • Welcome by Pete Piccolo, Bicycle Colorado executive director
  • 1-1:15 p.m. – Break
  • 1:15-2:10 p.m. – E-Bike E-Volution plenary panel
  • 2:10-2:25 p.m. – Transition break
  • 2:25-3:20 p.m. – Breakout One (2 sessions offered)
  • 3:20-3:45 p.m. – Transition break
  • 3:45-4:40 p.m. – Breakout Two (2 sessions offered)
  • 4:40-5:00 p.m. – Closing remarks

We hope to see everyone at the Draft event by our friends at PeopleForBikes at 6 p.m!

More information

E-Bike E-Volution plenary panel

E-Bikes are here to stay, but what’s next in the e-Bike world? We’ll unpack fact from fiction and share pros, cons and how communities are working towards harmony in the new e-Bike reality.

Breakout sessions

The Steamboat Solution: From heads in beds to butts on bikes Learn from the success and lessons learned by an innovative private/public trail funding effort. Steamboat’s 2A Amendment was passed in 2013 and by 2023 will have committed $5.1M in trail building funds. Summit attendees will ride trails this weekend that were built from 2A funding. Come learn how they came to be and how to implement in your community.

Driver’s Ed: A “behind the (steering) wheel” approach to bike-safety education Colorado’s bicycle safety statistics aren’t good. That’s why we’re taking bike safety education directly to drivers statewide. See our Bicycle-Friendly Drivers curriculum inspired by our friends at FC Bikes and learn where we’re taking the program next.

Unpacking the Colorado Safety Stop: Coming soon to a community near you?  Bicycle Colorado helped pass SB 144–the Colorado Safety Stop bill–in the legislature this spring. Learn more about the bill, including what changed from previous years to get it passed, and take a deeper look in to the arguments for and against the Safety Stop. We’ll also dive in to how to get implementation where you live and ride if you think the Safety Stop is right for your community.

#ThingsInTheBikeLane: Building a crowd-sourced, low-cost advocacy campaign Learn from a successful crowdsourcing case study – Things in the Bike Lane – and how you can implement a relevant grassroots program in your community with limited resources to bring about change.

Presenting sponsor

Supporting sponsors

Contributing sponsors

For event or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Amy Morfas at amy@bicyclecolorado.org 


We thank our friends at the Steamboat Bike Festival for securing discounted lodging in the area for attendees of the summit and bike festival. Both the lodging sites below are offering already discounted rates and you can enter the code BIKETOWN18 to save an additional 10%. And they’re offering a third night free so you can make a weekend of it!
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