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Bike Month Is Upon Us!


April 25th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

bikemonthMay is Bike Month!  In Baltimore, that means the Kinetic Sculpture Race, Monument to Monument Ride, Bike To School Day, Bike To Work Day, Bike Jam, Ride of Silence and of course, Bike Party.  Check out the BIKE MONTH PAGE for event links & flyers.

More events in the works at Bike PartyBikemore, Bike Maryland and MORE


Towson Bike Mosey Resumes April 18


April 13th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

bike mosey logoThe Towson Bike Mosey returns this Friday, April 18 at 7pm starting from the Baltimore County Courthouse 401 Bosley Avenue.  Details and route are developing on the Facebook event page


MORE Hosts Project Clean Stream at Loch Raven


April 6th, 2014 | Categories: Events | 2 comments

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Photo courtesy of Ryan Delaney

Over 50 volunteers made quick work of cleaning 3 miles of Loch Raven Reservoir shoreline for the 2014 Project Clean Stream hosted by MORE.

Thanks to the HUB/ C’ville Bikes and REI for sponsoring the event.


Grassroots Effort For Expanded Herring Run Trail Network


April 3rd, 2014 | Categories: Events, People, Programs | 3 comments

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The Herring Run stream valleys have untapped potential to become an incredible urban trail system

On a bitterly cold January evening in Lauraville, a group of trail enthusiasts got together to discuss how to make the Herring Run Trail much more than what it currently is. Trading ideas while huddled over maps, everyone involved brought a special skill to the meeting: a cartographer, a right-of-way specialist, a trail loving parks employee, a bike blazer, a trail development specialist, a bike shop owner, a bicycle planner, a university community liaison, bike advocates and avid hikers. Everyone also had personal knowledge of the Herring Run stream valley – what’s there and more importantly, what could be there. Before the evening was over, the next steps to creating a world class urban trail system along the Herring Run were set.

Hering Run under Northern PkwyStep 1: Go for a hike! On a similarly bitterly cold January morning, the first group of adventurers met at the corner of Herring Run Drive and Echodale Avenue. The morning’s plan was to hike or bushwack downstream to East Cold Spring Lane and determine where a trail could be developed. Heading south along the west bank, we passed through a ball field, then entered the woods where the deer and local kids blazed a thin trail which crosses a joining stream with an equally thin boardwalk. Running up against steep bank, we crossed to the east side and found a myriad of trails extending downstream to the Chinquapin Run confluence.

Herring Run Mt PleasantStep 2: Document that hike! The advent of GPS has made mapping hikes a breeze! Simply turn on Google’s “My Tracks” and walk. With a little cartographic magic, next thing you know, you can see your map in Google Earth. Add a few waypoints and some field notes and you’re almost ready to present it to Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. (But wait, there’s more) Field notes can include anything that would help or hinder the creation of a sustainable trail system; whether it be noted trail re-routes, brush removal and most importantly, trash removal. Being an urban park, many local residents believe the park to be their personal dumping ground. Such is not the case and needs to be remedied in many areas.

20140208_102710Step 3: Go for another hike and document THAT hike! While the hike from Echodale to Cold Spring was the first hike, it certainly wasn’t the last hike. Since then, similar expeditions have occurred

Points of interest discovered along the way:

Mar 1, 2014 11_13_04 AMStep 4: Present at the Baltimore City Trail Summit! It was determined early on the Trail Summit would be the perfect opportunity to share this endeavor with the public. What started out as a living room full of visionaries quickly expanded with enthusiastic volunteers wanting to be a part of this big project. There is no shortage of work to be done and many hands make light work.

View the HERRING RUN TRAIL NETWORK presentation from the Baltimore City Trail Summit

Step 5: Meet with the Friends of Herring Run Parks As this truly is a community project, bring in the stewards of the parks on Monday, May 19th.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1, 2 & 3 There are many sections of the Herring Run watershed to explore. Future hikes include

 

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Frozen falls on the Herring Run


MORE’s Clean Stream at Loch Raven, April 5


March 25th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

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Please remember to bring work gloves (we will have some) and plastic grocery bags. Additionally, please wear sturdy shoes/hiking boots. 


Baltimore Trail Summit, March 22


March 12th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

Trail Summit 2014The Recreation and Parks Department’s 3rd annual conversation on trails. Are you a trail user, an advocate, volunteer working to improve? Come hear some information on current trail expansion plans and timelines as well as the great accomplishments of our dedicated trail lovers and their efforts to create sustainable trails. This is a great time to hear about various resources available and learn valuable lessons from others working on trails in Baltimore. A perfect event for Baltimore City Trail Advocates to come together. The format is about an hour of of presentations and an hour for networking.


Baltimore County Ped Bike Meeting Tomorrow


March 10th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

County PBAC AgendaWhat ideas are you bringing?


2014 Tour dem Parks Registration Open


February 19th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

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Tour dem Parks, Hon! is Sunday, June 8th, 2014. This annual bike ride through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods offers a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Participants choose from 4 routes: 14 miles (the family ride on the Gwynn’s Falls Trail), 25 miles, 35 miles, or a metric century (64 miles). All rides start and end in Carroll Park.

Proceeds support Baltimore’s parks, as well as environmental, “friends of parks”, and cycling groups. Tour dem Parks, Hon! is fully supported with rest stops and ends with a jazz barbeque.  Visit the new website and register today!


MORE 2014 Winter Party, Saturday Feb 22


February 16th, 2014 | Categories: Events | Post Comment

MORE Winter Party

The 2014 MORE Winter Party is coming up quick, and we want to make sure everyone has all the details. This year, please join us at the Faux School in Frederick, MD to celebrate another great year!  MORE’s providing the main course but we’re hoping you folks will bring your best side dish, appetizer or dessert along to share. As an incentive to bring your A game, we’ll have moderately fabulous prizes for the dishes that get the most votes.
Please RSVP and direct any questions to winterparty@more-mtb.org


Downtown Bike Network Unveiled Next Week


January 29th, 2014 | Categories: Events, Infrastructure | Post Comment

CathedralThe long-planned Downtown Bike Network for Baltimore will be unveiled next Tuesday, February 4th from 5-7 pm at the Enoch Pratt Central Library on Cathedral Street.   Not only will plans for Baltimore’s first cycletrack for Maryland Avenue and Cathedral Street (above) be presented, but also the long awaited connection for the Jones Falls Trail at Madison Street (below).  More details available on the Facebook event page.

Madison Jones Falls Trail Intersection


 

 


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