The Bike Maryland Symposium is a day in Annapolis where you can network with like-minded Maryland cyclists and advocates and your Maryland legislator to discuss Maryland cycling issues that matter to you
Bike Maryland, after a hiatus due to COVID and other factors, is bringing back the Bike Symposium during the 2023 Maryland Legislative Session.
We will gather at the Annapolis City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, a six minute walk to the Maryland State House. We will drink coffee, eat pastries, listen to State officials, review our advocacy plans for the 2023 session, and hear from the Bike Maryland leadership about the revitalized organization.
Symposium attendees will then walk to the State House and meet with Senators, Delegates and their staff to talk about our advocacy asks. An optional lunch will then take place at Market House at 1:00pm
Please plan on coming to Annapolis on February 8.
Registration is FREE
Coffee and breakfast snacks are provided by the Big Bean coffee shop, thank you!
8:30 - 9:00am Registration; Coffee & Breakfast Snacks provided by Big Bean
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome & Opening remarks
Mayor Gavin Buckley and Senator Sarah Elfreth
9:15 - 9:40 State Trail Networks - Best Practices
(East Coast Greenway, Rails to Trails, BikeAAA)
9:40 - 9:50 MDOT Safe Biking Initiatives
9:50 - 10:00 Off-road Trails (Dave Magill, MORE)
10:00 - 10:25 Bike Maryland Update (Peter Gray, BikeMD Interim Chair)
Our Legislative Asks (Josh Feldmark, BikeMD Vice-chair)
10:25 - 10:40 Breakout Teams by County/Legislative Visit
10:40 - 11:00 Depart for legislative visits
11:00 - 1:00 Legislative visits at Senate and House Buildings
1:00 - 3:00 Optional lunch, debrief and social at Market House, 25 Market Space, City Dock
Arrive when finished with legislative meetings; order/pay on your own
Downtown Annapolis is crowded during the Maryland legislative session and the nearby Hillman Garage is closed for renovation. We recommend parking outside the downtown area and then bike in with your own bike, with the new Annapolis bike/scooter share, or use one of the shuttles to get downtown
There is parking at the USNA Stadium and also several locations on outer West St, all with shuttle access. Please allow adequate time to park and make your way downtown to City Hall at 160 Duke of Gloucester St. You’ll find more details about these options at https://accessannapolis.com/visiting-downtown/
We encourage you to join us for an optional lunch gathering following the legislative meeting
Lunch will be at 1:00pm at Market House 25 Market Space,City Dock, Annapolis. From State Circle, walk down Cornhill St. to Market House.
There will be a seating area reserved for Bike Maryland attendees and you can select, order and pay for your food and drink as you arrive. This gathering will provide time to network with other attendees and to debrief on the legislative meetings.
Click HERE for walking/biking directions from City Hall to the Miller Senate Bldg (House across the street) to Market House.
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401