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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 - until July 23
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
July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Meet at Best Western (1251 W Montgomery Avenue)
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Meet at Civic Center Park (603 Edmonston 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 race of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind. Rain at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.

Ride the Rockville Bicycle Beltway

Sunday, July 10
10 am
Meet at Thomas Farm Community Center (700 Fallsgrove 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, July 16
10 am
Meet at Rockville Swim Center (355 Martins Lane)

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.

Ride the Rockville Bicycle Beltway
Sunday, August 14
10 am
Meet at Wootton High School (2100 Wootton Parkway)

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 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.


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