Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee


In 2011 the Board of Supervisors appointed eleven citizens to the newly formed Rockingham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (RBPAC). The RBPAC immediately began drafting an annual work plan and presented it to the Board of Supervisors for adoption on July 11, 2012. The RBPAC continues to meet once every other month to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters related to infrastructure improvements and intermodal connectivity for bicycle, pedestrian, and other non-motorized transportation in Rockingham County.  


Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and can serve up to two consecutive, three-year terms. 

Voting Members

Sally Newkirk
Greg “Yogi” Gillette
Todd Schlabach
Valerie Kramer
Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Peter Dula
Chris Hamilton
Obed Diener
Ray Clayton
Kevin Frazier
Cindy Westley
Luke Roth-Mullet

Non-Voting Members: 

Burgess Lindsey, VDOT
Jakob zumFelde, Harrisonburg City Liaison
Kyle Lawrence, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition


Meetings are held every other month in the Community Development Department’s Community Room of the County Administration Building. Additional meetings may be called as needed. 

Local Bicycle Resources

  • 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. 

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

  1. Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
  2. Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board
  3. Harrisonburg Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee

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.
  • Beginners Guide to Safe and Healthy Cycling - A website that offers general traffic safety and repair and maintenance information.
  • 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 - A 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.

To Report a road problem that requires immediate attention, call VDOT at

1-800-367-7623 (FOR-ROAD)
or online at