Rockville Bike Advisory Committee
In May of 1999, the Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee 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 Capitol Improvement 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.
Upcoming 2019 Events:
Tuesday Evening Rides
June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Meet at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm (1800 Piccard Dr)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Meet at Westat Parking Lot (1450 Research Blvd)
August 6, 13, 20, 27 – Meet at Civic Center (603 Edmonston 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 16 - Starts at Rockville Senior Center (1150 Carnation Dr)
Sunday, July 21 - Starts at Thomas Farm Community Center (700 Fallsgrove Dr)
Sunday, August 18 - Starts at Thomas S. Wootton High School (2100 Wootton Pkwy)
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 more impromptu rides and last-minute changes.