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:o Vehicular assault on a delegate!!!

PoliticsPlease forward to your friends and colleagues the following message: I have just begun my crusade. This past weekend my girlfriend and I both nearly got run off the road...unnecessarily.

We have to keep up the good fight.

Working hard for Maryland,

Jon S. Cardin
11th District, Maryland House of Delegates
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Craigslist ad leads police to alleged bike thieves

Biking ElsewhereBELLINGHAM — Two Bellingham men were arrested Thursday, May 7, after police discovered the pair had been stealing bicycles and selling them on Craigslist.

The investigation began when a woman, whose mountain bike had been stolen, told Bellingham Police she thought she saw the bicycle for sale on Craigslist, said Mark Young, police spokesman. An officer went to the Web site, tracked down the listing and saw the bike being offered for $1,500. The ad included a picture that matched the description of the woman’s bicycle, Young said.

The police officer called the phone number provided in the listing and set up a time with the seller to buy the bike.

The officer drove an unmarked patrol car to a local shopping center where he met Jeremy Randall Schuitema, 22, who came to the meeting riding the bike, Young said. The officer checked the serial number, which matched that of the woman’s missing mountain bike.
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Steny Hoyer for Clean Energy Town Hall Meeting May 11th

Health & EnvironmentHey everyone! Don't forget that the Steny Hoyer for Clean Energy Town Hall Meeting will be Monday May 11th at 6:30pm in the Baltimore Room of the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland. Come early to get a good seat!

P.S. - If you can't make it, you can still watch the event live online on the CCAN blog! Here's the link: <a href="http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/?p=1243">http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/?p=1243</a>;.
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Sorry, Portland

Biking ElsewhereBeing involved with the more established bike groups as well as the alt bike culture this article raises an interesting thought, what if bike friendly cities were rated by Critical Mass, Ally Cat races, bike polo and the number of fixed gear riders?
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BIKE FROM WORK DAY CELEBRATION!

Biking in BaltimoreCan't make the Bike2Work Day rally?

Have to be work too early?

Just not a morning person?

Seems to me if you bike TO work on Friday, May 15th, you're gonna bike back home FROM work, too.

Ahem,

INTRODUCING:

(drum roll)

The First . . .

Annual . . .

BIKE FROM WORK DAY CELEBRATION!

4:30PM - ?
DuClaw Brewery
901 S. Bond Street (at Thames Street)
Fells Point (21231)

Happy Hour Specials
(3PM - 7PM)
Givaways!
(depending what I can get anybody to donate)

This is a viral gathering, NOT officially sponsored by:

DuClaw
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council
The Baltimore City Dept of Transportation
The Mayor's Bicycle I-wouldn't-advise-that Committee

OK, not even unofficially sponsored by the above.

Come meet your fellow city cyclists.
Trade MTA horror stories.
Compare routes.
Compare equipment (you know you always are anyway).
Refuel for the evening ride.
But don't get too hammered to track a straight line.

Be there or be square!

Greg Hinchliffe

(Who?)
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Baltimore Bike Blast Sponsors

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Baltimore's transit 15 minute frequency of service map

Mass TransitAll Baltimore transit lines with sub-15 minute headways throughout most of the day.

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Drive Less Save more

Biking Elsewhere

Cast your vote in the Drive Less Video Challenge!

Vote by May 22

An amazing 77 entries from across Oregon and SW Washington were received in our Drive Less Video Challenge (53 in the General Category and 24 in the Youth Category). Our judges have narrowed down the list to the top five contenders in each category. It’s now up to you to cast your vote!

Watch the videos below and vote for the one in each category that you think best delivers the drive less message. Only one vote per category.

Your votes will be combined with our judges’ scores to determine the grand prize winner whose video will run as a TV ad. Public votes will also determine the top three winners in each category. Winners will be unveiled at a film festival at the Hollywood Theatre in N.E. Portland on May 28.

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What do I need to be a Get the Dirt Out Chesapeake volunteer?

Health & Environment• Attend a 2-hour training session
• Notebook/pen
• Digital camera (useful, but not necessary)
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The Distinguished Wheelmen's Pub Crawl

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Come One, Come All by bike on May 14th. We'll be biking from pub to pub, consuming alcohol in between a moderately paced (ok, crawl) bike ride. We'll also be celebrating birthdays and recent graduations. The route will soon be posted! If you can't meet us at the starting point, then meet us at one of the bars

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