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Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC)
Bike Month Kickoff Ride  Meetings                                                               
  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  First Wednesday of every month.

  City Hall, Diamondback Terrapin Conference Room




 
Join the Committee

  • Are you a bike enthusiast?
  • Are you interested in the bikeways in Rockville?
  • Would you like to see more trails or bike lanes?
  • Would you like to make a difference on how the bikeways are maintained?

Then join the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee!

In May of 1999, the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC) was created by the Mayor and Council. The committee's mandate for action includes the following tasks:
  • Assist in the development of the City's bicycle and pedestrian specific policies, as well as other policies that affect the conditions for bicycling in the City
  • Oversee the implementation of the City's Bikeway Master Plan and report progress toward completion to the Mayor and Council
  • Review current and proposed CIP projects to ensure bicycle needs are incorporated into design and construction when appropriate
  • Deliver updates on the needs and desires of bicyclists in the community, with recommendations for action to the Mayor and Council

The committee represents a broad range of bicyclist types. Since its creation, RBAC has held regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year, carried out its mandated tasks, and has become an important and valuable resource to the City on bicycling issues. The active participation of RBAC is vital to Rockville's continued success in implementing the Bikeway Master Plan and in improving conditions for bicycling in the City.

Several members of RBAC worked closely with the City to develop the final recommendations for the 2004 Rockville Bikeway Master Plan. This committee provided input on the facility and programmatic improvements that are needed over the next 10 years and commented on the new Rockville Bicycle map.

The City of Rockville bike map is now available!


Upcoming 2017 Events



City Cycling Class
Sunday, April 23
Johns Hopkins University parking lot, next to Building III (9613 Medical Center Drive)
10:00 am

Join WABA (Washington Area Bicyclist Association) and Montgomery County Commuter Services for a hands-on class to learn how to be more comfortable riding in our city streets and on the road. Register at: https://org.salsalabs.com/o/451/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY="99566"


Tour de Cookie
Saturday, May 6
7:30 am

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 am

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.
www.walkbiketoschool.org/learn-more/about-the-events/about-bike-to-school-day/



11th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 17
7 pm

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 am to 9 am

Come by for raffle prizes, beverages and snacks & register to be counted as a bicyclist.
Two city-sponsored pit stops in Rockville Town Square and in Fallsgrove. Register online at:
www.biketoworkmetrodc.org


Tuesday Evening Rides
June 6, 13, 20, 27 - Meet at Mattie JT Stepanek Park (1800 Piccard Drive)
6:30 pm

Join us for a casual neighborhood ride that will last about one hour. Routes are on paved, shared-use paths, some sidewalks, and some short sections of quiet streets. We ride at the pace of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind. Rain at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.


Kidical Mass Family Ride
Saturday, June 10
10 am

Meet at Safeway in King Farm Village Center (403 Redland Blvd)
Kidical Mass is a nationwide movement to get kids with their families out on bikes in their communities - whether in trailers, bicycle seats, or on their own two wheels. Ride will be at the pace of the slowest rider, so the speed may be substantially slower. Ride will use a combination of shared use trails, bike lanes, and low-traffic residential streets.


Check out www.meetup.com/bikerockville for impromptu rides and last-minute changes. Participants in RBAC’s group bike rides are required to sign a liability waiver. A copy of the agreement is available at http://files.meetup.com/13403652/RBAC_Bike_Rockville_Liability_Waiver.pdf.

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