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Bicycling Laws & Guidelines

At the March 2017 meeting, the Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) board adopted the following rules and guidelines for all club-sponsored rides.

For all things legal please refer to  VDOT Bike Info

  1. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Bicycling and Walking in Virginia:  The laws regulating bicycling on Virginia's public highway define the rights and duties of bicyclists as well as the motorists with whom they share the roadway. Bicycles are vehicles when ridden on roads and must abide by the same laws. Bicyclists have the rights and responsibilities of a pedestrian when on a shared use path (W&OD); faster traffic must yield to slower traffic.
  2. Sharing the Road in Virginia (shareVAroads):  This guide offers procedures for all users of Virginia's roads and paths. This guide will help bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists safely use Virginia's transportation network.
  3. RBC Ride Safe / Ride Fun Guidelines:  Our club guidelines augment the above laws and state guidelines with required and recommended group ride best practices to ensure our rides are safe and enjoyable for all participants.
  4. An RBC sponsored ride is an organized ride over a predefined route, following Virginia Law, Sharing the Road in Virginia safety procedures, and RBC Ride Safe / Ride Fun guidelines. We expect compliance with these rules and guidelines from members and non-members alike on our club rides.
  5. Ride Safe / Ride Fun

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Reston Bicycle Club | P.O. Box 3389 | Reston, VA 20195-1389


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Reston Bicycle Club welcomes bicycling-related organizations and non-profits to apply for a grant to further their work. The Club will provide up to $1000 per approved grant. Grants are reviewed at the next Executive Board Meeting following the request. Candidates will be informed of grant decision after the meeting.

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