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 Faramarz Mokhtari 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 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 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.
Upcoming 2021 Events
Tuesday Evening Rides
July 6, 13, 20, 27; Meet in the parking lot at Westat, 1450 Research Blvd.
Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Meet at in the parking lot at the Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Drive.
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 the start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.