Regional Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

Planners and Engineers Ride

Engineer-guided tour of the Garden City Greenway

Current members of the Regional Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee, also known as the Bicycle Advisory Committee, are:

  • Dorian Allen, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Liz Belcher, Greenway Commission
  • Christopher Blakeman, bicyclist
  • Ben Bristoll, Community Housing Resource Center
  • Stephen Buxton, National Park Service
  • Jeff Collignon, United Way of Roanoke Valley
  • Barbara Duerk, Connect Now
  • Pete Eshelman, Roanoke Regional Partnership
  • Cristina Finch, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Kelly Fomenko, Virginia Tech
  • Andrea Garland, City of Roanoke
  • Michael Gray, VDOT
  • Chris Heslin, Underdog Bikes
  • David Holladay, Roanoke County
  • Jeremy Holmes, RIDE Solutions
  • Mark Jamison, City of Roanoke
  • Bryce Johnson, Virginia Tech
  • Jim Lee, bicyclist
  • Dawn Leonard, National Park Service
  • Carol Linkenhoker, VDOT
  • Hong Liu, City of Roanoke
  • Amanda McGee, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Anita McMillan, Vinton
  • Jerod Meyers, Botetourt
  • Pete Peters, Vinton
  • Tim Pohlad-Thomas, RIDE Solutions
  • Renee Powers, City of Roanoke Parks & Rec
  • Frank Rogan, Goodwill
  • James Rosar, bike shop owner
  • Rachel Ruhlen, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
  • Ben Tripp, Salem
  • Lindsay Webb, Roanoke County Parks & Rec
  • Steve Williams, DMV
  • Paul Workman, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

This committee is under renovation. The following information is for historical purposes and may not be accurate.

The Regional Bicycle Advisory Committee (Regional BAC) is a standing committee organized and hosted by the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission. The Regional BAC was established in 2008 following a recommendation from a Bicycle Friendly Community workshop hosted by the League of American Bicyclist (LAB). The Regional BAC is composed of appointed representatives from local government (cities of Roanoke and Salem, the counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton); the Regional Commission; Roanoke Valley Area MPO, VDOT, Roanoke Valley greenway Commission, RIDE Solutions, Roanoke Regional Partnership, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, area bike shops, and citizen advocates. Currently, the Regional BAC meets bi-monthly (third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at the Regional Commission) and serves a forum for discussion of bicycle-related topics and to facilitate the provision and promotion of bicycle accommodations, information, and resources in the greater Roanoke area. More specifically, the RBAC informs and/or forwards relevant topics and information to the Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVAMPO) Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) and Policy Board for discussion or action; assists in updating and implementing the Bikeway Plan for the RVAMPO; assists in the annual National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation (NBPD) project; participates in periodic Planners and Engineers Rides; assists the annual Regional Bike Awards program (Bike Hero and Extraordinary Bicycle Professional); and conducts other activities as requested or relevant.