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Bike Month

Bike Month recognizes the important role bicycles play as a means of travel and popular form of recreation for Rockville residents. Bicycle use contributes to greater health and wellness, lower motor vehicle emissions, and increased road and parking capacity.

The Mayor and Council proclaimed May 2017 Bicycle Awareness Month at their May 1 meeting. 




2017 Bike Month Events
For all Bike Month events, please make sure to be safe out on Rockville's roads, and remember to bring your helmet. State law in Maryland requires bicycles riders 16 and younger to wear helmets. In Montgomery County, riders 18 and younger must wear helmets.

See the state of Maryland's website on bicycle helmet safety to find out more about the lawand fitting your helmet properly.


Tour de Cookie
Saturday, May 6
7:30 a.m.

Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (9601 Medical Center Drive)
Join the Tree House CAC for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. RBAC will be supporting this ride with marshals and mechanics. Register to ride at www.tourdecookie.com

Bike Month Kick-off Ride
Sunday, May 7
10 a.m.

Starts at Rockville City Hall (111 Maryland Avenue)
Join Rockville officials and your neighbors on a casual bike ride to celebrate National Bike Month. This will be a 6-mile loop exploring some the city’s extensive and diverse bicycling infrastructure, including a few path, bridges and tunnels, using multi-use trails and quiet residential streets.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 10
Ritchie Park Elementary School will celebrate the benefits of biking and walking to school during National Bike to School Day, along with many communities, schools and families around the country.

11th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 17
7 p.m.

Starts at Rockville Town Center (on Maryland Avenue)
Bring a helmet and bike for a 10-mile police-escorted ride through neighborhoods to honot those who have been killed or injured on a bicycle. Riders must be comfortable riding on street with traffic and ride approximately 10 miles in one hour.

Check www.rideofsilence.org for additional information on this international event.

National Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 19
6 a.m.-9 a.m.

Come by for raffle prizes, beverages and snacks and register to be counted as a bicyclist. The City sponsors two pit stops, in Rockville Town Square (in front of Dawson's Market) and in Fallsgrove (in the Smoothie King parking lot). Register online at:
www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.