Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake celebrated Bike To Work Day by pedaling to work. The Mayor stopped at Baltimore Bicycle Works to get a quick bike tune-up and tour the shop before heading to City Hall!
Have a safe commute!
Everyone is invited to attend BIKEMORE’s “BIKE FROM WORK DAY” gathering at Mother’s in Federal Hill from 5pm til ….?
Don’t feel like doing Bike To Work Day by yourself? Several convoys are forming around town. Join a group of cyclists to make the journey together. The following groups will pedal to the Carroll Park B2WD Station and pass a few other stations along the way!
Federal Hill Convoy
Leader: Stephen Walker (410) 537-3784
Meeting Point: Old Federal Hill High School Apts, at the intersection of Warren Ave & Battery Ave
Morning Departure Time: 7 AM
ETA @ Carroll Park: 7:25-7:35AM
Morning Route: Light St. to Ostend, left on West Hamburg St., Right at Bayard & straight to Carroll Park
Evening departure from Montgomery Park: 1800 Washington Blvd. 6 PM
Returning Route: Washington Blvd to the Gwynns Falls Trail at Bush Street, to Federal Hill
Hampden/Charles Village Convoy
Leader: Matt Stover (410) 537-3611
Meeting Point: Corner of Wyman Park Dr. & Remington Ave., Near Johns Hopkins University Campus, Baltimore
Departure Time: 7:15 AM
Route: Take the Jones Falls Trail to Maryland Avenue, zig zag through back streets of Mount Vernon, Cross MLK and past Hollins Market and the B&O Museum to Carroll Park
Windsor Mill Convoy
Leader: Nicholas Zahn (410) 537-3064
Meeting Point: Gwynns Falls Trail Head Parking Lot at Windsor Mill Road
Morning Departure Time: 7:00AM
ETA @ Carroll Park: 7:30 – 7:45 AM
Morning Route: Gwynns Falls Trail South to Carroll Park. (5.5 mi)
NOTE: Route includes 1.33 miles on gravel/dirt trails which may not be suitable for road bikes.
Evening Departure from Montgomery Park: 1800 Washington Blvd. 5:30PM
Evening ETA @ Parking Lot: 6:15 – 6:30 PM
Returning Route: Gwynns Falls Trail North to Gwynns Falls Trail Head. (5.5 mi)
Canton & Inner Harbor Convoy
Leader: Lis Green (410) 537-3346
Meeting Point: At the edge of Patterson Park, at the intersection of Eastern Ave. and Linwood Ave.
Morning Departure Time: 6:45 AM
Intermediate Meeting Point: at the Light Street Pavilion (intersection of Light and Pratt on the Inner Harbor side) at 7:05, depart there at 7:15
ETA @ Carroll Park: 7:40 AM
Route: South on Linwood Ave to Fait Ave, to Aliceanna, to the promenade around the Inner Harbor, south on Light St to Lee St., to Sharp St., through park in Sharp-Leadenhall, over Ostend St. bridge to Hamburg St. to Bayard St. to Carroll Park
Evening Departure from Montgomery Park: 1800 Washington Blvd., 4:30 PM
Evening ETA @ Patterson Park: 5:15 PM
Catonsville Convoy Leaders: Jack MacConnell and David Whitaker (DWhitaker@mdp.state.md.us)
Meeting Point: Sam’s Bagels, 730 Frederick Road, Catonsville – 6:50AM
Morning Departure Time: 7:00AM
ETA @ Carroll Park: 7:30AM
Route: Frederick Road to Gwynns Falls Trail South to Carroll Park. (5.8 mi)
Evening departure from Montgomery Park: 1800 Washington Blvd., 5:30PM
ETA @ Sam’s Bagels: 6:30PM
Returning Route: Gwynns Falls Trail North to Catonsville. (7.5 mi)
NOTE: Route includes 1.33 miles on gravel/dirt trails which may not be suitable for road bikes. Also, the route includes a 200′ rise in elevation with grades greater than 5% which may cause delay.
Want to join/lead another B2WD group? Just post below
Baltimore had a wonderful day May 5 for the 2012 Kinetic Sculpture Race! The KineticBaltimore.com crew has just published our extensive Race Report showing every sculpture.
For more photos, or to tell your Kinetic Story, visit the Kinetic Forum
In the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, see their Kinetic Sculpture Derby this Saturday May 19:
Also remember that the Kinetic Grand Championship in Northern California fills all of Memorial Day Weekend:
And we hope to see you in Baltimore next year: May 4, 2013! For the glory!
It’s BIKE TO WORK WEEK 2012 with plenty to get you ready for Friday’s Bike To Work Day
Bike Counts are happening Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30 am and from 4-6 pm. Count locations include Falls & Maryland, Guilford & Mt. Royal, Aliceanna & President, Aliceanna & Boston, Roland & University and Wyman Park & Keswick. As you ride by, thank the volunteers for helping document Baltimore’s booming bike traffic.
Laps Around The Lake kicks off at Lake Montebello. Baltimore City Recreation & Parks takes “Ride Around The Reservoir” down 33rd Street to offer free bike rentals around Lake Montebello. Come out for spin or encourage those just starting out.
The Mayor’s Bike Advisory Committee meets Tuesday evening at 6pm in the Department of Planning’s Conference Room
Ride Around The Reservoir happens at Druid Lake both Wednesdays and Thursdays for a free spin sponsored by Recreation & Parks.
Wednesday evening’s Ride of Silence remembers those cyclists who lost their lives while pedaling. Join the respectful ride in front of City Hall at 7pm.
Encourage your friends, neighbors and co-workers for Bike To Work Day on Friday! Register online by Wednesday to get a free t-shirt.
On the other side of Friday, celebrate with Bikemore’s Bike From Work Day at Mother’s in Federal Hill
One of the first events from this year’s Bike Month was the Urban Adventure Ride – a cross-city, cross-country ride that ranged from 10 to 50 miles in length. You can see some of the highlights here.
To celebrate Bike Month, Baltimore City released the new BIKE MAP! The 2nd edition map builds on the success of the city’s 1st bike map released two years ago. The map essentially remains the same except for some minor, but key modifications. The map has been updated to reflect new bicycle facilities created over the past two years and additional “routes commonly used by cyclists” based on community feedback.
Like the first map, the new product has a city-wide map on one side with useful information on the other; including safe biking practices, tips on locking your bike, and using bike racks on buses. All the local bike shops, points of interest and scenic vistas are listed, but with some new additions. Both Twenty 20 Cycling and Race Pace Bicycles opened shortly after the 1st map was released.
The new map’s symbology has also been improved for clarity. Instead of all bike facilities being shown as one symbol, each facility type has a unique symbol so map users can see the difference between bike lanes, shared lanes or signed routes. The new map even highlights roads that may not be suitable for inexperienced riders.
The new bike map is available now at area bike shops.
It’s a good to stay informed…
Cycle Maryland wants to hear how, why and where you’re biking in Maryland. All this month (and then some) help showcase cycling in Maryland and encourage others to get out and ride. Upload a photo and fill in the short form here, telling about how YOU cycle Maryland. Your stories and photos will be featured in the Cycle Maryland showcase gallery.
Become a part of the Cycle Maryland story!