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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Bicycle Advisory Committee

Advise the Board of Supervisors in the promotion, planning, and implementation of bicycle and other non-motorized transportation in Rockingham County.

Organizational Goal
Foster a healthy community by supporting and encouraging bicycle and non-motorized vehicles as viable modes of transportation through infrastructure improvements, intermodal connectivity, and education and enforcement programs. 

Organizational Structure
The Organizational Structure, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors, establishes the composition, terms and duties of the membership.

Meetings are held every other month. Additional meetings may be called as needed. Meetings are held in the Community Room of the County Administration Building, 20 E Gay St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

The Rockingham County Advisory Committee consists of voting members representing varied skill levels of cycling and non-motorized transportation needs in the community. This committee is supplemented by non-voting advisory members. 

Voting Members

Travis Layman, Chair
Brian F. Bauer
Cindy Ferek
Corrie Green
Sally Newkirk
Greg "Yogi" Gillette

Kim Sandum
Denise Martin
Erin Yancey
Sandra Parks
Seth Berkey

Non-Voting Advisory Members
Rhonda Cooper, County Staff Facilitator
James May, County Staff
Josh Dunlap, VDOT Liaison

The Rockingham Bicycle Advisory Committee Annual Work Plan lists current and future projects. 

Links to Other Resources
Local and Regional Plans

Local Bicycle Resources and Events
  • Bike the Valley – Includes bicycle maps for the Central Shenandoah Valley region.
  • Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition – An organization that is dedicated to cyclists of all abilities and interests. Includes links to local bicycle shops, local bicycle events and weekly ride schedules.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
  • Alliance for Biking and Walking - North America's coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations where they create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk.
  • Bicycle Safety Awareness - A collection of learning opportunities on topics that directly impact the bicycle safety, security, and quality of life in your community.
  • Bike Virginia - A non-profit organization that works through programs, projects, and activities to inspire more human powered recreation and transportation on bike.
  • DriveSmartVirginia - non-profit dedicated to educating drivers and raising traffic safety awareness in order to save lives and reduce injuries on the roadways of Virginia.
  • League of American Bicyclists - The League of American Bicyclists has been working to improve the quality of bicycling in America almost as long as there have been bicycles. Includes links to bike education and bike advocacy.
  • National Center for Safe Routes to Schools – Programs, led by sustained efforts from parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments, to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
  • Safety and Rules of the Road – Includes tips to help ensure safe and legal bicycle operations.
  • Virginia Safe Routes to Schools - Assists interested localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Rockingham County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The Rockingham County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan represents four years of concerted effort to improve safety and convenience for non-motorized travel throughout Rockingham County. In 2011 the Board of Supervisors appointed eleven citizens to the newly formed Rockingham Bicycle Advisory Committee (RBAC). The RBAC immediately began drafting an annual work plan and presented it to the Board of Supervisors for adoption on July 11, 2012. The work plan established a set of objectives organized into five categories. Rather than develop their own categories, they chose the categories used by the League of American Bicyclists to evaluate the bicycle friendliness of communities across America under its Bicycle Friendly Community Program. These categories, known as the 5 Es – engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning – serve to focus the attention of advocates and policy makers and increase the impact of individual efforts. On October 26, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted this plan.

View the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan...

To Report a road problem that requires immediate attention, call VDOT at 
1-800-367-7623 (FOR-ROAD)
or online at

Questions and suggestions for the Rockingham Bicycle Advisory Committee may be submitted to:

Rhonda Cooper
County Staff Facilitator
(540) 564-3033