The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will close the Waterfront Promenade Bicycle Access survey on Friday, October 18th. Let DOT know how you feel about bikes on the promenade. The survey will be incorporated into the final report with recommendations on how to safely improve bicycle access to the Waterfront Promenade.
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
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!
Contributed by Nate Evans
After five plus years of helping make Baltimore a more multi-modal community, transportation planner and Car Free Baltimore blogger Mark Brown is moving to Texas. Dallas that is. Since giving up his Prius, Mark shared his adventures and thoughts on Baltimore from outside the steel cocoon. I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from Mark as well as share some serious adventures. We biked the Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland to (and around) Pittsburgh one summer. The next summer, we biked from Baltimore to Ocean City.
These travels are well documented, but one undocumented (until now) adventure involves Mark’s first and only mountain bike trip in Baltimore. One summer day after work, we took the 120 to White Marsh. From there we ‘shared the road’ with 45+ mph traffic to Gunpowder Falls State Park. On the Big Gunpowder Trail between Harford Road and Belair Road, I introduced Mark to rock gardens, downed trees and a couple unexpected surprises. Two other friends riding with us aggravated a hornets’ nest causing stings & a trail detour. Almost immediately after, a stubborn beaver refused to get out of the trail. (It’s all good. It’s the beaver’s home after all). While recuperating at the Gunpowder Lodge, the only words Mark would apply to this trip were: ”Never again”
Thanks Mark for your vision, humor and knowledge. You will be missed.
Check out Mark’s final post at Car Free Baltimore
Loving Arms, Inc. is hosting a bicycle poker run to support homeless and abandoned youth, ages 12-21, on Saturday, October 5th starting at Carroll Park
How to Play:
At each checkpoint a volunteer will mark the participant’s arrival on their score sheet and record the card selection on the participants’ score sheet(s). There is no official route, and the checkpoints can be attended in any order the contestant chooses. Riders may also choose to join one of several groups with ride leaders that will visit the 5 closest checkpoints. Tube changes and a few minor mechanical problems can be handled at the checkpoints, but cyclists need to have their bikes street-worthy from the start.
Individuals will play the game at Carroll Park. Individuals, teams and families are welcome to participate. The event will conclude with a cash prize for the top poker hand in addition to food and gifts for all registered participants. The registration fee is per poker hand. A poker hand may belong to an individual, a couple, a small group, or a family, as long as the group is cool with splitting the prizes. For a better chance at winning, one person may want to buy more than 1 poker hand as well. All proceeds go to benefit Emergency Shelter for Runaway and Homeless Youth
For more information contact Cindy R. Williams at 443-415-1174 or email@example.com.
Take a guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of “invisible” public spaces affect our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore. The tour will investigate the architectural dynamics and social conditions that make places such as the Eastern Avenue Underpass and the O’Donnell Street Interchange as mundane and confounding as they are fascinating and beautiful.
The 90 minute tour begins at the Creative Alliance on Saturday, October 5th at 1pm
Click here to register & for more details
Last month, the Baltimore Bike Party operated under new rules: stop for red lights, let car traffic merge, no assistance. Well, that didn’t work out so well. Friday, things were still different, but much better. The group stayed together as one friendly critical mass without having to stop for red lights. This was made easier with the support of the Baltimore Police Department. Thanks to everyone who helped make this ride better!
After a successful, low-key inaugural run, the Towson Bike Mosey returns on Friday, October 11th. Starting at the Old Courthouse at Washington and Chesapeake, the same route will be followed with minor adjustments if the turnout is larger.
The Towson Bike Mosey will occur on the 2nd Friday of the month. Details available as they develop on the Facebook event page