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December 16th, 2010 | Categories: Events | 8 comments

With all the different bike groups and events around Baltimore, we should collectively promote Bike Month in May 2011! 

A couple weeks ago, a group of us representing the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Bike to Work Day and Bike Jam tossed around a few ideas on how to promote biking and our events.  While these may be some of the bigger events planned for May, they aren’t the only ones.

I want to check to see what’s on your calendar.   Possible events include:

One thought that came out of our discussion was to have a punch card and points per event.  Whoever has the most points at the end of the month gets a “Golden Bike Rack” award (or something)

 Got Events?  Got Ideas?  Please post ‘em below!   We’re collecting ideas with promotion gearing up as winter dies down

  • John S

    How about holding a competition amongst local businesses/organizations for most employees bicycling to work at least one day during the month, or the most number of new bike commuters, etc.–inspire the current cyclists to get their friends on bikes.

  • Nate Evans

    We’re one step ahead of you, John. That’s how we’re doing Bike to Work Day/Week this year

  • Bill Meiswinkel

    I am the public relations manager for IKEA Baltimore in White Marsh. We would be interested in finding out more on how to organize and ride into work day. Our company just gave 1240 new 15 speed trail bikes out to our employees. It would be great to use this as a motivation.

  • Bill Meiswinkel

    Sorry in reading my previous post I had a typo with the number of bikes that were handed out it was actually 12,400 bikes that were given to co-workers in the US.

  • Ride for the Feast

    Ride for the Feast is a 2-day, 140-mile bike ride from Ocean City to Baltimore City. It will be held from May 14th-15th, 2011. Each year we have more than a hundred people participate as Riders or as support as Crewmembers. The Ride is organized by and benefits Moveable Feast, a nonprofit that delivers nutritious meals to low-income Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS or breast cancer at no cost. For more information, check out and

  • Nate Evans

    Thanks! I already have RFTF on the calendar. Maybe we could coordinate a ‘Welcome Back to B’more’ group ride when its local

  • Nate Evans

    Bill – I read about the great Christmas present to IKEA employees! Send me an email and we can help you out

  • Mike

    Local races would be awesome.



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