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Morgan State University is developing a bicycle master plan. Community input is critical to the success of every bike plan. Stop by MSU’s Student Center on Wednesday, October 9th to share your thoughts!
The Charm City Pedal Mill is looking for someone fun, outgoing and responsible to join their team of drivers!
1) A fun and outgoing personality to interact with the tours
2) Flexible hours
3) Weekend availability
4) 21 and over
1) Bike knowledge
2) Familiarity with the Fells Point neighborhood
If you are interested in applying or learning more, please email Charm City Pedal Mill!
In June the New York Times published this interactive map with a few helpful hints on cycling around NYC with the hopes that users would add their info to it. The map now has over 6,000 comments noting everything from gorgeous locations to rougher terrain you might want to avoid. There isn’t a Baltimore shortcut squeezed between the NYC and DC links, but you can add a location and see what people have already added to Charm City streets.
Speaking of riding a bike in NYC, here’s Louis CK riding a CitiBike from @romeroromero’s Instagram. If Louis CK is out there somewhere riding a bike and you’re not…
There are some slight changes to the Baltimore Bike Party this month. You can get all the details including the route here. Also, BBP shirts will be available at the after party and they look a lot like this:
“WallyGPX” rides around Baltimore with his GPS and draws cool stuff like this:
This past weekend some of his work was featured on CSNBaltimore.com in this video.
Through a bikeways grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Baltimore Department of Transportation is performing a feasibility study for bicycle access along the Waterfront Promenade. Some sections of the promenade are already open to biking, but most sections are closed. The Inner Harbor allows biking during certain hours, but often acts as a detour when construction or auto racing takes place along Pratt Street.
As part of the study, consultants for the Department of Transportation will document current bicycle and pedestrian traffic levels and evaluate the physical constraints of the promenade. A community survey is also available to help gauge public use of the promenade.
The study will conclude this fall with recommendations for bicycle access along the promenade from Canton to Harborview.
This weekend, a bunch of hearty souls will be pedaling from Ocean City to Baltimore for a good cause. Ride For the Feast raises money for Moveable Feast, a longstanding Baltimore nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving, nutritious foods for low-income Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and other life-threatening conditions at no cost.
Serving 14 Maryland counties, in 2011, Moveable Feast delivered 487,786 meals directly to the doors of our clients, an additional 201,509 meals to shelters in Baltimore and the surrounding areas, serving a total of 3,371 Marylanders.
The Ride wraps up on Sunday pedaling from the American Visionary Arts Museum to 901 N. Milton Street at 1pm. Come out and support them on the final miles.
Following up to the April 17th public meeting, the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee made a final recommendation for which projects the county should pursue this year. The committee was asked to pick which projects should be priority projects and then rank them, which included:
1) Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design for the North Point Heritage Trail
2) On Street Road Improvements in Catonsville area, including a linkages between UMBC, Arbutus, Catonsville, and Patapsco Valley Park
3) Towson Bike Loop “Spokes” (Putty Hill, Pennsylvania & Chesapeake Avenues, Kenilworth Drive)
4) Bike Lanes on Dundalk Avenue
While the Cromwell Valley Trail was popular during the public meeting, this project was not selected because there is not enough support from the immediate community. To fund these projects, Baltimore County will be preparing the grant applications, which are due June 5.
Grab 8 to 15 of your friends and book your tour today!! Got 9 friends? That’s only $11/person per hour. Are you a little more popular and have 15 friends? Then the price drops to under $7/person per hour!
The Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Department has relied on the Ranger Program to staff bike programs like Ride Around the Reservoir. Unfortunately, rangers do not report until the 2nd week in May. Until then, volunteers are needed to help out. Tasks include loading and transporting bikes to program site, setting up once on site, adjusting bike seats and fitting helmets for riders, riding the area to help out new riders, and in some cases teaching new riders.
Events volunteers are needed include:
Saturday, April 27th ECO FEST in Druid Hill Start time of 9:30 am and riding around the reservoir until 4 PM .
Wed, May 1st Rides Around the Reservoir in Druid Hill Park from 4PM until 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 2nd Rides Around Lake Kick Off at Lake Montebello from 4-:8:30 PM
Monday May 6th Rides Around the Reservoir in Druid Hill Park from 4PM until 8:30
If interested, please contact Molly Gallant at 443-984-4058 or molly.gallant (at) baltimorecity.gov