Rockville Bike 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 email@example.com.
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.
Want to go for a bike ride in Rockville?
RBAC regularly hosts a variety 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. Below is a list of some upcoming rides:
15th Annual Rockville Ride of Silence - May 18, 2022
Meet at Town Center, in front of library (21 Maryland Ave) at 6:45pm. 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 - May 20, 2022
Celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Stop at the pitstops in Rockville Town Center and/or Fallsgrove to receive a free t-shirt, refreshments, door prizes and inspiration as you ride to work. Register online at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org.
Juneteenth Ride - June 19, 2022
Meet at Civic Center Park (603 Edmonston Dr) at 10:00am. This ride celebrates local Black history with routes of 6 or 15 miles. We will be making stops at several African-American history and heritage sites in Rockville and beyond.
Tuesday Evening Rides - Tuesdays throughout the summer
June 7, 14, 21, 28 - Meet at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm (1800 Piccard Dr)
July 5, 12, 19, 26 – Meet at Westat Parking Lot (1450 Research Blvd)
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Meet at Civic Center Park (603 Edmonston Dr)
Join us for a casual neighborhood ride that will last about one hour. All rides start at 6:30pm. Routes are on paved, shared-use paths, some sidewalks, and quiet streets. We ride at the pace of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind. Rain or an impending storm at start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.
Check out www.meetup.com/bikerockville for more impromptu rides and last-minute changes