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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 in the 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 2015 City of Rockville bike map is now available!

Upcoming Events

Bike Safety Checks at the Rockville Farmer's Market
Saturdays - May through July
10 am - 12 pm
Corner of E Jefferson Street (Route 28) and Monroe Street

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

Tuesday Evening Rides
June 7, 14, 21, and 28 - Meet at Mattie JT Stepanek Park (1800 Piccard Drive)
July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Meet at Best Western (1251 W Montgomery Avenue)
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 race of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind. Rain at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.

Ride to Bikes, Brews & Barbecue
Saturday, June 11
2 pm
Meet at Twinbrook Metro Station (far east parking lot near Fishers Lane - enter parking lot at Parklawn Drive)

Learn some neighborhood routes with this casual 8-mile ride that will end at a block party on Fishers Lane with Revolution Cycles. There will be family-friendly bike activities, food trucks, and live music. Bikes, Brews & Barbecue is free to attend, but you must be 21 or older to purchase beer. More information can be found at http://www.twinbrookurbanbynature.com/news-events/events.

Ride the Rockville Bicycle Beltway

Sunday, June 12
10 am
Meet at Rockville Senior Center (1150 Carnation Drive)

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.

Kidical Mass Family Ride
Saturday, June 18
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 paths, bike lanes, and low-traffic residential streets.

The 3rd Great MoCo Bicycle Summit
Saturday, June 18
10 am to 12 pm
Council Office Building, 3rd Floor Hearing Room (100 Maryland Avenue)

An interactive forum on bicycling in Montgomery County including information on the Bicycle Master Plan
and next-gen bicycle facilities. Group bike ride from Grosvenor to the Summit in Rockville starts at 9 am. More information and free registration at www.councilmemberriemer.com/bike.

Check out www.meetup.com/bikerockville for more 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 here: http://files.meetup.com/13403652/RBAC_Bike_Rockville_Liability_Waiver.pdf.

Rockville Bike Advisory Committee