Last week, I stopped by Druid Lake to see how Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ (BCRP) “Ride Around the Reservoir” was doing. A gorgeous afternoon, there were plenty of takers for a spin. I talked with Jeff Ellis who runs the program. “Every Wednesday, we’re here from 4:30 to 8pm offering bike rides for a $2 donation” The “Ride” is in its 5th year.
Despite having the cache of beach cruiser style bikes stolen two years ago, the Ride continues. With about 100 bikes available, BCRP receives bikes through public donations and from the Howard County Police Department. While many bikes require some tune-up, Ride Around the Reservoir probably has the largest bicycle fleet in town.
The Ride Around the Reservoir program offers city residents the chance to get on a bike in a beautiful setting and not have to worry about traffic. Thanks to Jeff Ellis, Anne Colgan, Molly Gallant & everyone else who keeps the bikes and program running!