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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 2018 Events:

Bike Month Kick-off Ride     
Sunday, May 6 @10 am - Starts at City Hall (111 Maryland Ave)

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 paths, bridges and tunnels, using multi-use trails and quiet residential streets.

 

Tour de Cookie          
Saturday, May 5 @ 8 am - Meet at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (9601 Medical Center Dr)

Join the Tree House for a 12-, 27- or 43-mile bike ride to collect cookies and enjoy the scenery, while raising awareness of child abuse prevention. Register to ride at www.TreeHouseTourDeCookie.com or call 240-777-4380

 

Bike to School Day    
Wednesday, May 9

Start a celebration or event at your school! 
www.walkbiketoschool.org

 

Ladies Night Out at Trek Bicycle Store        
Wednesday, May 9, from 7 pm to 9 pm - At Rockville Trek (5750 Fishers Lane)

Meet fellow cyclists and hear from female bike mechanics, group ride leaders and women bike advocates.  Get hands-on experience with 20-minute rotating clinics.  Save the date! Registration details to come soon.

 

12th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence          
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7 pm - Meet at Town Center, in front of library (21 Maryland Ave)

Bring a helmet and bike for a 10-mile police-escorted ride through neighborhoods to honor those who have been killed or injured on a bicycle.  Riders must be comfortable riding on streets with traffic and ride approximately 10 miles in one hour.

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

 

National Bike to Work Day  
Friday, May 18 @ 6:30 am

Celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Stop at the two city-sponsored pitstops in Rockville Town Center and in Fallsgrove to receive a free t-shirt, refreshments, door prizes and inspiration before you ride to work. Register online at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

 

Bike Safety Checks at Rockville Farmers Market    
Saturdays, May 12 to July 14 from 10 am to 12 noon - At Jury Parking Lot (corner of Route 28 & Monroe St)

Stop by the RBAC table at the farmer's market and get a quick safety check on your bicycle. Bike experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Check for new bike rides coming up, get cycling advocacy information, and pick up your Rockville Bike Map. You can also sign up to volunteer with RBAC!

 

Tuesday Evening Rides         
June 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6:30 pm - Meet at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm (1800 Piccard Dr)


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.

 

Ride the Rockville Bike Beltway       
Sunday, June 17 @ 10 am - Starts at Rockville Senior Center (1150 Carnation Dr)

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 known as Rockville’s bike beltway. 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

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