Yesterday’s mountain bike ride at Rockburn Branch Park was a trans-generational ride to remember. Easy temperatures, dry trails and no schedule made for a fun day to take the kids out on some local trails and celebrate Father’s Day right. Led by seasoned cyclists Dave Ferraro and Eric Crawford, nine kids riding a variety of bikes took a spin through the woods and rendezvoused back at the skills park. A new picnic table in the center of the skills park made for a scenic place to refuel. All present enjoyed juice boxes, Popsicles, fruit, ceviche and chips while BMXers provided an aerial show that rivaled the Blue Angels. Kids, moms & dads all hit the pump track and skills park until it was time for bed. Sounds like a good Father’s Day tradition has begun…
MBAC will hold its June meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm in the Department of Planning’s Conference Room (417 E. Fayette St, 8th Floor) As usual, please feel free to bring your bikes inside.
To add agenda items, please email Alfred Griffin
If you’re a dad who likes to ride, or has kids that do, MORE dads are hosting a Father’s Day cookout & ride at Rockburn on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
The low key ride will consist of slow – easy riding, walking up a few small hills. Some roots, some sand, a water crossing or two, and of course some session work at the Skills Park. There will be stops for snacks along the way with tons of encouragement. We’ll spot light sections of trail that are particularly challenging (like turning a bike thru a sandy turn) and if someone falls down we may practice falling down with them. Falling is part of the fun after all. Expect to be out for an hour or so, more for the bigger kids if they request it.
This Saturday, June 16th, you have a choice between two unique bike tours. Of course, they’re in two different towns, but both will be fun!
The latest in the series of Baltimore By Bike features a tour of East Baltimore Bakeries. This tour is hosted by the Baltimore Heritage Foundation. Starting at 9am from the Patterson Park Pagoda, you can pedal around town and refuel at each stop. “You have to eat sweets, and you have to listen” says tour leader Dr. Ralph Brown, and you may even end up calorie-neutral by the end of the ride. Join us as we visit some East Baltimore ethnic bakeries and grocery stores as a way of learning a part of Baltimore’s immigration history. RSVP today
MORE is partnering with our friends at WABA, and New Belgium Brewery to host DC’s first Tour De Fat! ! MORE will be operating the bike valet, signing up new members, and generally having a blast celebrating bicycle culture. Tour De Fat details Here
The June Baltimore Bike Party starts a little early (and slightly to the north) at the Station North Bike Block Party. Come hear music provided by Bosley & Hollywood at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and hang with Matt Gilman, Baltimore Bicycle Works, Bikemore, Bearings, Bike Maryland, Bike Baltimore & Baltimore Bike Party.
Next week, Baltimore anticipates 250,000 visitors coming to the city for the 200th Star Spangled Sailabration. Traffic conditions will be similar to that of last year’s Grand Prix (except for the road closures). With the coming increased congestion, biking will again prove to be the most efficient travel mode!
To prepare for biking to the Star Spangled Sailabration, here are a few tips:
- Bike parking will be available at the Inner Harbor on the Light Street side of the Visitor Center
- Bike parking will be available immediately outside Fort McHenry on Wallace Street. Cycling will be prohibited on the grounds of Fort McHenry.
- If you plan on going to the Fort, especially for the Blue Angels Air Show, get there at or before 8am.
- For the Blue Angels Show, viewing space will be available at Port Covington (Sam’s Club) and at Harbor Hospital on the Gwynns Falls Trail. Be aware that the Gwynns Falls Trail along Harbor Hospital will be congested with spectators, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
For more information on Sailabration, click here
If you haven’t registered, its not too late to join today’s Tour dem Parks ride. You can register on site at Carroll Park, take a ride and come back for lunch.
Today’s forecast is Sunny with temps in the mid 90s!
Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters announce the 2012 Community Tour, a two-month program celebrating those who give their hearts, time and skills to strengthen communities. The Tour will kick off on May 12th in Miami, Florida, and continue 2,300 miles up the East Coast, culminating in Portland, Maine, on July 7th, the International Day of Cooperatives.
The Community Tour rolls through Baltimore on Wednesday, June 13th on the way from Annapolis to Towson. The tour will follow the East Coast Greenway route in town from Harbor Hospital to Roland Avenue.
Come out to ride along with Bob, Cathy & Myron
Learn more about the Community Tour here