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. In particular, MBC supports the work of the Montgomery Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO study area includes portions of Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery Counties including the municipalities of Coosada, Deatsville, Elmore, Millbrook, Montgomery, Prattville, Pike Road, and Wetumpka. 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? Join MBC and support our efforts.
2018 Officers and Board Members
Robert Traphan, President & Glassner Joint Ride Director
Amanda Senn, Vice President
Tim Marquardt, Treasurer
Jeff Feet, Immediate Past President (President Emeritus)
Karen Stankard, Secretary
Jeff Periatt, Board Member
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 and reflector. Wear reflective tape or clothing. NOTE: A rear red 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.