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2011 Charm City Cyclocross

July 30th, 2011 | Categories: Events, People | Post Comment

Charm City Cyclocross returns for its 7th year

Check out the details at Twenty20 Cycling
(who also helped this guy get on a bike)

Charm City Garden Tour

July 29th, 2011 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

Join us for the 2nd annual Charm City Garden Tour! This year’s tour will explore and celebrate the gardens of Baltimore’s west side. Choose from either our bicycle or charter bus tour options.
Stick around for the post-tour garden party at Whitelock Community Farm complete with locally-sourced refreshments, live entertainment, and games!
Date: Saturday, August 13th
Time: Registration begins at 1:00pm
Tours will run from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Party begins at 5:00pm
Party Location: Whitelock Community Farm
Prices: Bike Tour $15 , Bus Tour $20
All RSVPs and inquiries can be sent to
*Space is limited on Bus Tour

Bike Detour Develops

July 28th, 2011 | Categories: Infrastructure | 2 comments

The large, orange signs are hard to ignore. Don't have a speedometer? 7 mph is similar to a jogger's speed.

Grand Prix Detours Begin

July 27th, 2011 | Categories: Events, Infrastructure | Post Comment

The first bike detour signs for the Grand Prix are now in place on Light St

Maybe you’ve heard, the Baltimore Grand Prix take place this Labor Day Weekend.  The Grand Prix course loops Pratt St, Light St, Lee St, Paca St and back to Pratt St. 

Many local cyclists are concerned that the “Trolley Lanes,” a major downtown bike connector, would make travel difficult.  In preparation for this event that will effect all downtown traffic whether vehicular, pedestrian, transit or bike, the Department of Transportation and Baltimore Police Department developed a bike detour along the Promenade for cyclists.

With the grandstands being constructed along Light St, the first of the bike detour signs are in place.  While biking will be allowed on the Promenade, please maintain a safe and reasonable speed.  Cyclists are encouraged not to travel faster than 7 mph, equivalent to the speed of a jogger.  If the Promenade is congested with pedestrian traffic, please walk your bike until safe to continue riding.

Mayor’s Bike Advisory Committee Seeks New Chair

July 26th, 2011 | Categories: People, Programs | Post Comment

After many years of dedicated service, Greg Hinchliffe is stepping down as chair of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC).  Greg’s knowledge of local bikes routes and passion for cycling has helpd the city’s push its bike infrastructure. 

MBAC is now looking for its next chair and first co-chair.  As determined in last Tuesday’s MBAC meeting, nominations for chair and co-chair are open to the public, pending the nominee is

The duties of the chair include

Please send nominations to Gary Letteron. Nominations are open until voting begins at the next MBAC meeting to be held Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 in the Planning Department’s Conference Room (8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St)

UPDATE: Velocipede Summer “As Is” Sale

July 25th, 2011 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

If you’ve been by Velocipede lately, you’ve probably noticed that its getting a little crowded in there. To make space for some new bike projects, VBP is holding a one-day As Is” Sale Sunday, AUGUST 7th from 10am to 4pm

“As Is” means “As Is” featuring various bikes in various conditions. Come pick up a fixer-upper for as cheap as 5 bucks! Over 50 bikes will be available for sale. All proceeds go towards opeation costs.

The only catch: You have to carry, walk or ride the bike home with you. No leave-behinds for future pick up.

Velocipede is located at 4 W. Lanvale St, just a block from Penn Station

Loch Raven Work Day

July 25th, 2011 | Categories: Programs | Post Comment

A complete rolling grade dip (RGD) diverts water off the trail, reducing erosion

Under heavy skies and 90+ degrees at 8am on Saturday, more than 60 volunteers met at the Seminary Rd trailhead to improve erosion controls in the Loch Raven watershed.  After a brief but refreshing rain shower, volunteers installed seven rolling grade dips (RGDs) and filled in four low spots.  All planned work was completed within four hours before temperatures got too brutal.

Thanks to all who can out to do the hard work!  Special thanks to REI, Race Pace, Zac Tools and Bob Trailers for sponsoring the event!

Putting the finishing touches on an RGD

Rockburn Skills Park Fundraiser

July 22nd, 2011 | Categories: Events, Infrastructure | Post Comment

MORE is holding a family picnic and fundraiser to support the construction of the Rockburn Skills Park in Howard County on August 14 from 2 – 6 PM at Rockburn Branch Park West Area Pavilion (6145 Montgomery Road, Elkridge, MD)

Save the date for a great picnic to raise money for a great project. MORE needs your help to raise approximately $50K to build the park!! Plans include BBQ, local cycling celebrity led bike rides by world champ Chris Eatough, beginner / intermediate / advanced rides, more good food, vendor tents, face painting, kids’ rodeo and other exciting events.

Plus there’s going to be a huge raffle for more than $5,000 worth of prizes including a trip to Moah, Trek/Fischer 29’r bike, and Giant Brass MTB.

Huge thanks to Bike Doctor Linthicum, Race Pace, Trek, Family Bike Shop, and Giant for their donations.

Bicycle Advocates of Howard County (BAHC) has supported this project from the start and is making a $200 donation for the Skills Park. Please consider donating or buying a raffle ticket to support construction of a great bike training venue!

Tour du Port Registration Now Open

July 21st, 2011 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

Mark  October 9th on your calendar for the 18th annual  Tour du Port!

 Tour du Port supports Bike Maryland, THE state-wide bicycle advocacy non-profit that has championed to ton of great work over the past several years including passage of the 3 foot passing law, strengthening vehicular manslaughter penalties and (my personal fav) bike racks on all MTA buses!

Aside from supporting a great cause, this is an awesome ride!  See a different side of the Baltimore area whether you take the 13, 23, 40, 50 or 64 mile route.  With your registration, you also get


Mountain Bike Hearing Update

July 20th, 2011 | Categories: Events, Programs | Post Comment

The Housing and Community Development Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 4th Floor of City Hall, located at 100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 to hear City Council #09-0173R – Informational Hearing – Mountain Biking on City Reservoir Watershed Property

This hearing is open to the public!



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