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It’s a good thing the bike party doesn’t have a complex. Some participants were overheard saying “Oh look at the baby bike party” and “Look how small the bike party is.” The chiller temps, Thanksgiving holiday and ‘winter mode’ operating rules kept the crowds small. Decked out in their finest sleepwear, the bike party left St. Mary’s Park in clusters heading to Druid Hill for the first stop; through Remington and Mt. Vernon and around Union Square. Don’t let the organization fool ya: The smaller bike party operating as a group of vehicular cyclists works surprisingly well.
Bundle up in your PJs and ride the Baltimore Bike Party at St. Mary’s Park 7 pm. The bike party operates in “winter mode” from November thru March. Check out the revised rules on the website or just ride like a vehicular cyclist. Either way, be safe and have fun.
Trail Conditions Pending!
Thanksgiving Day 2013 Annual Patapsco Valley State Park Turkey Ride
Meet at the Park n Ride at the end of 195 or along S. Rolling Rd.
The Early Show:
7am SHARP – wheels rolling at a fuzzy 7:15-ish time. 90 minute tour at a pace that will leave you extra guilt-free after your third plate at dinner.
The Big Show:
Meet around 8:45 and plan for a group photo lineup at 9. Then this thing usually spills down the trail, into the woods, and off in several directions. Try to ride with some of the friends you have seen the least over the past year – it could be the most fun. This ride often splits into several smaller groups and ride times vary from an hour to three or four. It is all about the fun factor.
The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is offering a hands-on trail maintenance workshop in Gunpowder Falls State Park on the proper techniques of rock armoring and rolling grade dips to prevent sediment erosion. This FREE event is made possible by a conservation grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), a partner with Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), and by partnerships forged with Gunpowder Falls State Park and the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) experts in trail maintenance.
No experience is necessary! All are welcome; middle, high, and college level students, REI employees, community residents, scouts, and trail users who care about our waterways and the Chesapeake Bay! Community service hours available ages 12 and up.
Meet at 9:45 am at the Graham Equestrian Center parking lot. Take I-695 to exit 31 Harford Rd. North. Go about 2 miles past the Joppa Rd. intersection staying on Harford Rd. Pass Cub Hill Rd. on your left. The entry to Equestrian Center is about 100 yards on right after Cub Hill intersection. Drive to end and park in gravel lot.
Wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, and clothes that can get dirty. Bring your own lunch and water.
Volunteers must register by Nov. 20 (space limited to 40 volunteers). To register or for questions, contact Peggy Perry, Program Director of Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at 410-692-0468 or 443-415-7969 or email email@example.com .
Bicycling Advocates of Howard County (BAHC) invites you to meet and share information with other local cyclists, local and state officials/planners, and regional advocacy groups on issues relating to improving bicycling safety and accessibility in our community. We will focus this year on accessibility and the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013, 7pm at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Building 1, Parsons Auditorium, 11000 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Check-in/Registration (with sandwiches & cookies) begins at 6:30 pm ? Presentations/Discussion from 7:00 – 9:10 pm
6.30 Meet, Greet, Sign-In With Subway sandwiches, cookies and non-sugared, non-carbonated water
7.00 Greeting Chris Tsien
7.10 Keynote – Legislation Carol Silldorff, Bike Maryland
7.30 HoCo Bicycle Master Plan - Ben Pickar, Ho Co Dept Planning & Zoning • Jennifer Toole, Toole Design Group
8.20 Connecting Columbia Jane Dembner, Columbia Association
8:40 Bike Rodeos Carl Peterson, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Program
9:00 Thank You Chris Tsien
Bicycling Advocates of Howard County is an advocacy coalition of local Howard County bicycling clubs. BAHC is a §501(c)4 tax-exempt organization.
On Thursday, October 17th, the Baltimore County Planning Commission hosted an open meeting in which citizens could recommend capital improvement projects. The Northeast Trail was one project that many citizens supported. The Northeast Trail, also known as the Perry Hall Trail, utilizes public right-of-way along Perry Hall Boulevard to create a trail from Indian Rock Park to Kenwood Avenue. From there the trail has potential to follow the BG&E right-of-way to Herring Run Park. This trail has been identified in the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board’s PlanIt 2035; a long-range transportation plan for the Baltimore metropolitan region as well as the City’s Bicycle Master Plan and the Eastern County Bicycle & Pedestrian Access Plan.
The Northeast Trail has 30% design plans complete from Silver Spring Road to Linover Park. 30% design plans include preliminary alignment, environmental features like wetlands and areas where bridges are needed. The plans were developed years ago by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. While the primary purpose of the trail would be recreation, there is great potential for this trail to be used for transportation: from the Perry Hall and Overlea neighborhoods to the White Marsh Town Center.
If you spend time riding single tracks along the Little Gunpowder Falls, you know how well designed and maintained they are. This doesn’t happen by trail fairies swooping in at night and making it all happen. Trail work is done the good old fashioned way: Volunteers! Saturday’s supposed to pretty nice weather-wise. If you have the chance, why not chip in and lighten the load for everyone. Spend a couple hours making these great trails better and then go out for a ride. Trail work starts at 9 am!
If you’d like to hep out, email Peggy Perry and let her know you’re coming.
UPDATE: A shuttle van will run between Jerusalem Mill and the work site on Reynolds Rd. You can ride your bike to the work site from the mill or park at Kingsville Recreation fields on Franklinville Rd.
- 2 Volunteers check-in facilitators help Adam check volunteers in, and get orange flags on Ride Guides bicycles at St. Mary’s Park. (the mechanical ability to remove a q/r or nutted rear wheel is required) (6:45-7:30)
- 1 Pearlstone Park “Go to St. Mary’s Park” Volunteer, before catching up and rejoining the group. (7-7:30)
- 1 Union After Party Prep volunteer who is not riding to help an organizer and another volunteer to setup and decorate at Union Craft Brewery, at 1700 Union Ave. (7:30-9:45)
- 2 Sweepers to ride in the back and pass out cue sheets to partiers who have fallen behind, or have mechanical problems (mechanical skills not critically important) (7:30-9:45)
- 1 Police Ride Along to forego the ride and ride along in the police lieutenant’s vehicle and maintain telephone and Zello contact with the ride leaders and organizers. Will communicate instructions between the police and the ride (must have smart phone) (7:30-9:45)
Please bear in mind that we are still hashing out some details with the Union Craft Brewery people about these roles, and there may be some small tweaks and changes to the roles
Shift #1 (9:45-11)
- 6 Wristbanders/ID checkers to check IDs and wristband people over 21. Will receive instructions on how to check IDs. (must be at least 21 years old)
- 8 Tap Pourers/Beer Servers to work the taps and to serve beers. Some will be working the taps, some will be serving beers and taking tickets, to be determined later. (must be at least 21 years old)
Shift #2 (11-12 am: may run a little later)
- 2 Tap Pourers/Beer Servers to work the taps and to serve beers. As of now we are asking for 2 people, may expand to as many as 8 people. (must be 21 years old)
- 3 Trash Volunteers to help Adam and Union Craft Employees with cleanup. Will be provided with rubber gloves.
Morning After Cleanup: (Ideally volunteer for both parks, but we’ll take help from people who can only help at one)
- 2 St. Mary’s Park Cleanup Volunteers to help Anastasia and Adam make sure the park is cleaner than how we found it. Will be provided with rubber gloves, bags, and DONUTS! (9 am)
- 2 Rest Stop Cleanup Volunteers to Anastasia and Adam make sure the rest stop park is cleaner than how we found it the night before. (10:30 am)
On Saturday , October 19 at 9 a.m., County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Catonsville Councilman, Tom Quirk will cut the ribbon for the recently resurfaced 1 mile Catonsville Short Line Trail. We will be recognizing the efforts of our elected officials, donors, volunteers, board members and friends.
CYCLISTS NEEDED !!!! Catonsville Rail to Trail organizers want to have a large group of cyclists ride the 1-mile trail starting at 8 a.m. from the Western School of Technology. The ride passes through the Paradise neighborhood, follows the Short Line Trail to the new Frederick Road bridge construction over the Beltway, which will include bike lanes. The culmination is to arrive back at the start at 8:50 as the county officials are gathering; the goal is to impress them with our numbers! Total length of ride is only 3.7 miles. This is an easy, no drop ride and perfect for families and seniors.
Come out and celebrate this event! Refreshments from 7-Eleven of Catonsville. Plenty of parking in front of the school. (then hurry to New Greenmount West for the Family Bike Party)