This gem of an Orbea Opal tri bike was parked outside City Hall. It was locked in a very poor fashion so either the owner “will only be a minute” or it’s a sting in the making. Either way, it’s another example of why bike theft is so prevalent in Baltimore.
Twenty 20 Cycling assisted the Maryland State Highway Administration on Guilford Avenue. Only a third of passing cyclists actually stopped at this station.Keith Davis tries out an MTA bike rack at the Baltimore City Health Department station
Along with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Katie Gore (left) from Joe’s Bike Shop stayed busy at the Harbor East stop.
- GUMBO (Gunpowder United Mountain Bike Operators) is doing some trail work along the Little Gunpowder River on Saturday, May 18th starting at 9am. Performance Bicycles will be on hand to help. Meetup at the Jerusalem Mill parking lot
- The Baltimore Family Bike Party spins around Druid Lake on Saturday morning from the Rawlings Conservatory at 9:30 am
- Explore East Baltimore on the (now subterranean) Harris Creek Bike Tour. This free bike tour will examine the historic stream path starting at Real Food Farm at 2pm
- Bike Jam happens at Patterson Park on Sunday, May 19th. This all day event includes racing, Bike Maryland’s Rec Ride, live music and more
- Bikemore hosts Dinner + Bikes, a vegan meal featuring Elly Blue & Joe Biel on transportation equity and the history of Portland’s bike culture. Tickets are now only $10 thanks to a generous donation from Race Pace Bicycles
If there’s no rush, then stop by
Bikemore’s Bike FROM Work Happy Hour
at Pratt Street Ale House (206 W. Pratt Street)
(and just around the corner, the O’s take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at 7:05)
The Baltimore Family Bike Party celebrates National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18th.
Enjoy the lovely spring weather with a family ride around Druid Hill Park and Reservoir Hill. Starting from the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory at 9:30 a.m., follow the Jones Falls Trail around the lake, out onto quiet streets through Reservoir Hill, past some fantastic community gardens and stop to enjoy a snack break at a neighborhood playground.
More details on the Facebook event page
From Tom Jones of KineticBaltimore.com
Baltimore was amazing May 4 for the Fifteenth Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race! The KineticBaltimore.com Crew has just published the extensive Race Report showing every sculpture.
Share your experiences at Kinetic Forum and at American Visionary Art Museum Facebook page
If you missed it, here’s a quick clip of some of the scultptures at Canton Waterfront Park
See you for the Sweet Sixteenth East Coast Championship next year: May 3, 2014!
This entire week is BIKE TO WORK WEEK and the weather looks to cooperate more than it did for last week’s bike counts. Tomorrow morning, online registration for the city Bike To Work Day will close. You can still participate, but you will not be guaranteed a free hat. Stations will have lite breakfast fare, beverages, bike mechanics and Chipotle ”Buy One Get One” coupons.
There are 11 stations around the city and more rallies across the region to join other riders in celebrating Bike To Work Day
The week wraps up with a BIKE FROM WORK DAY Happy Hour at Pratt Street Ale House, hosted by Bikemore from 5 – 8 pm.
This weekend, a bunch of hearty souls will be pedaling from Ocean City to Baltimore for a good cause. Ride For the Feast raises money for Moveable Feast, a longstanding Baltimore nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving, nutritious foods for low-income Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and other life-threatening conditions at no cost.
Serving 14 Maryland counties, in 2011, Moveable Feast delivered 487,786 meals directly to the doors of our clients, an additional 201,509 meals to shelters in Baltimore and the surrounding areas, serving a total of 3,371 Marylanders.
The Ride wraps up on Sunday pedaling from the American Visionary Arts Museum to 901 N. Milton Street at 1pm. Come out and support them on the final miles.
Join Baltimore’s women’s cycling group Crank Mavens for an international day of empowerment and celebration on May 12th! This ride will leave from the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon and run about 8 miles, ending in Mother’s Garden at Clifton Park. Women of all ages, abilities and experience are welcome– no one will be left behind!
Gather at the Monument on the North side at 6:00, leaving at 6:30. Bring an extra tube, snacks and drinks for a twilight picnic.