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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:

Kidical Mass Family Ride
Saturday, September 16
10 am
Meet at Thomas Farm Community Center (700 Fallsgrove Drive)
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.

Carl Henn Memorial Ride
Sunday, September 17 – Starts at Thomas Farm Community Center (700 Fallsgrove Drive)
9:30 am
Join us for a casual 13-mile, neighborhood ride in honor of a longtime Rockville resident and community activist who died in July 2010 after a lightning strike during a powerful storm. You must be at least 15 years old to ride. No one will be left behind. Registration is free but you must RSVP at: http://carlhenn2017memorialride.eventbrite.com/

Ride the Rockville Bike Beltway
Sunday, October 15 – Starts at Lincoln Park Community Center (357 Frederick Avenue)
10 am
Ride the Carl Henn Millennium Trail with your family and friends, or come and make new ones! This shared-use path is a 10.6-mile loop around the center of Rockville. Rain at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.

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.

Rockville Bike Advisory Committee