2019 RBC Ride of Silence The Rockland Bicycling Club joined groups around the country and around the world to ride in silence on May 15, 2019 to commemorate cyclists who have been injured or killed in crashes with cars.
There were 40 crashes involving a car and a cyclist in Rockland County in 2018.
Each May RBC joins cyclists across the country and around the world to cycle slowly and quietly in a Ride of Silence to raise awareness of bike safety issues. At the May 15, 2019 Ride of Silence meetup at the Rockland County Courthouse, Rockland Bicycling Club President Mike Hays spoke about the 1934 hit and run crash of 18 year old Ted Vernon on NYS Route 9W.
RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7
By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/20/19 updated 2/22/19
The Rockland Bicycling Club wrote to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo on 1/30/2019 to go on record asking that the Shared Use Path (SUP) on the new Mario Cuomo Bridge be open 24/7. Because:
it's primarily a transportation corridor (which also has recreational purposes) -- the NYS Thruway builds transportation systems. If you don't close the roadway after the sun goes down, why would you close the bike path?
There are no limits on other NY area bridges with bicycle paths (the GWB is 6a-12m, but it was
Seven Lakes Drive, which spans 18 miles from Sloatsburg to Bear Mountain, is a scenic, rolling byway that unfolds the natural beauty of Harriman State Park to cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, Seven Lakes Drive is currently bisected by the Route 6 traffic circle, which is inaccessible for cyclists and pedestrians.
The Rockland Bicycling Club is heavily invested in local, regional and national cycling advocacy programs. Part of our charter is to help influence decisions and shape changes that improve cyclist and pedestrian use of roads and facilities and to broaden support for alternative transportation projects. We work with village, town, county and state DOT officials as well as with legislators and other government officials to help change our world for the better.
Rockland Bicycling Club is an affiliate member of these national and regional advocacy organizations: