Rockville Bicycle Advisory Committee
Due to the Covid-19 emergency, RBAC meetings will be held virtually until further notice. For details on how to attend, please contact Bryan Barnett-Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 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 all types of bicyclists of all abilities. 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 2017 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. Rockville continues to build facilities listed in the Bikeway Master Plan through the City's Bicycle Implementation Strategy.
RBAC advocates for cyclist safety in Rockville in pursuit of Vision Zero.
Agendas and meeting minutes for past RBAC meetings are saved to the City's Agenda Center.
Did you know that Rockville is a Bicycle Friendly Community?
The City of Rockville earned a Bicycle Friendly Community bronze designation from the League of American Bicyclists. The City, residents, businesses, and advocates are working hard to earn a silver designation in the next round. You can learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Community program, as well as see the City's report card, online.
Interested in being a Bicycle Friendly Business?
The Bicycle Friendly Community program includes a specific designation for bike friendly businesses. You can learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Business program online.
Want to go for a bike ride in Rockville?
RBAC regularly hosts a variety of bicycle rides throughout the City of Rockville and the neighboring areas. There are rides to match different bicycling abilities and showcase different parts of the City.
Ride the Rockville Bike Beltway
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 10:00 AM - Starts at Lincoln Park Community Center (357 Frederick Avenue) - 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 information, impromptu rides, and last-minute changes.