The Montgomery Bicycle Club promotes recreational and competitive cycling in the central Alabama area, and seeks to increase bicycle safety and awareness by advocating bicycle-friendly transportation policies in the area. We are not anti-motorist (most of us are motorists ourselves); we are pro-bicycle. Getting a little concerned about motorists and access to roadways?
2017 Officers and Board Members
Robert Traphan, President & Glassner Co-Chair
Amanda Senn, Vice President
Tim Marquardt, Treasurer
Jeff Feet, Immediate Past President (President Emeritus)
Sarah Churchman, Secretary & Social Media Promoter
Pending Board Vote to Fill Vacancy, Board Member
Ron Wilson, Board Member & Club Ride Committee
Additional MBC Positions
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Five Steps to Riding Better
1. Follow the Rules of the Road
• Ride with traffic and obey the same laws as motorists.
• Use the rightmost lane that heads in the direction that you are traveling.
• Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights, and lane markings.
• Always look back and use hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge or turn.
2. Be Visible
• Ride where drivers can see you.
• Wear brightly colored clothing at all times.
• At night, use a white front light and red rear light or reflector. Wear reflective tape or clothing. NOTE: A reflector is mandatory in Alabama.
3. Be Predictable
• Ride in a straight line and do not swerve between parked cars.
• Make eye contact with motorists to let them know you are there.
• Do not ride on the sidewalk.
4. Anticipate Conflicts
• Be aware of traffic around you and be prepared to take evasive action.
• Learn braking and turning techniques to avoid crashes.
• Be extra alert at intersections.
5. Wear a Helmet
• Make sure that the helmet fits on top of your head, not tipped back or forward.
• After a crash or any impact that affects your helmet, visible or not, replace it immediately.