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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)
Scheduled road rides should only be cancelled at the last minute. Case in point: Friday’s Towson Bike Mosey.
6:30 – Torrential rain, overloaded storm inlets
6:45 – Continued rain
6:55 – Arrived at meetup point, light showers
7:00 – No Rain (cue the Blind Melon)
The three folks that showed for the ride had a very leisure spin around Towson. The knobby tires came in handy for control on the slicker roads, ride down stairs and steep graded speed humps. Lighter attendance with a flexible route made for a slow, fun ride.
Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
1600 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Meet at the school playground on E. Lanvale Street.
RSVP on Facebook
The Baltimore Family Bike Party is back with another fun, family-friendly ride including some spooky stops for Halloween! Starting from the Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School in Greenmount West, ride through Green Mount Cemetery along quiet paved paths past many handsome quiet graves. Back on neighborhood streets, ride south down to the Baltimore Reads Book Bank where each accompanied child on the can pick up to five books (hopefully a few scary ones!) to bring home. Baltimore Reads also accepts donations of all kinds of books (for kids and adults) so feel free to bring any books you’re done with to trade in. A trailer will be available to haul books there and back. Come in costume this month – especially as a character from the scary book of your choice!
Bring some healthy (or even sweet) treats to share!
With Baltimore stuck between a high pressure system over New England and a low pressure cell off the Outer Banks, the weather is sure to be erratic. Intermittent showers are in our future for the next few days. The 2nd Towson Bike Mosey is also in our future. The ride will happen rain or shine. The length of the ride will vary depending on the weather.
Developing details and route will be available on the Facebook event page