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The cul-de-sac - the greatest threat to mankind.

Health & EnvironmentWinner of The Congress for New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest.
This short film explores the connection between New Urbanism and environmental issues.
Created by independent filmmaker John Paget (<a href=""></a>;) with First+Main Media (Drew Ward, Chris Elisara and John Paget). <a href=""></a>;
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All Wheels 4 Fibromyalgia RAAM

Biking Elsewhere[I always liked rooting for the home team and here are some friends of ours racing and raising money for a cause.]

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All Wheels for Fibromyalgia   A cycling team of four cyclists and 12 crew members will race nonstop for 3,000 miles across the United States in the world’s toughest bicycle race the Race Across America (RAAM). The race begins on June 20, 2009 in Oceanside, Calif. and ends in Annapolis, Maryland. The objective is to complete this coast-to-coast race in the fastest time the goal is 7 days!   The team’s endeavor, however, goes beyond completing this rigorous race. All Wheels 4 Fibromyalgia is partnering with the National Fibromyalgia Association, and select sponsors in a shared ambition to raise awareness of fibromyalgia, a complex pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million women, men and children in the U.S.   All Wheels 4 Fibromyalgia will be raising funds to support fibromyalgia research and community-based education programs for individuals affected by the disorder. The team’s goal is to raise $50,000 by June 20. You can help them in their quest by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount to the National Fibromyalgia Association.   Thank you to our sponsors   Pfizer   Euro RSCG Life Weisscomm Partners  Sportsmark   Chico Chandler     powerbar 150   5 Hour Energy  Scarsin   Pactimo
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Volunteers needed for Tour du Port

Bike Maryland updatesOne Less Car is seeking volunteers to help with tasks leading up to Baltimore's Premier Bike Event, the Tour du Port, that will be held on October 4th. This event is OLC's annual fundraiser. Additionally, volunteers are needed for the day of the event. The first event committee meeting is this Tuesday the 19th. Furthermore, OLC seeks a part-time professional event planner/fundraiser/grant writer. Please email Carol&quot;at&quot; if you are interested in assisting!
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All road users should have to do 100 hours on other modes of transport.

Biking ElsewhereBy Flip Shelton
Cyclists are killed by cars and trucks, so car and truck drivers who don't ride a bike should pay more on their registration to cover this cost.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato said: &quot;No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.&quot; The biggest problem we have on the road is a lack of understanding.

Many drivers don't realise the anxiety they cause by driving too close, or too quickly, or honking. They don't know because they have never been in our cleats, so to speak. That's quite understandable — often it is impossible to imagine a situation if you haven't been there.

And to those people I say, get on a bike and ride the roads for some first-hand experience.
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Biking Elsewhere
It's time once again to explore the world of
folder bikes with our annual ROUND UP
JUNE 5-6-7, 2009

Come to Trophy Bikes Philadelphia for folder demos, rides and rallies, and a folder bike-on-rail excursion. Whether you're a folder geek or new to folders, you'll enjoy this weekend.

•  As always, the ROUND UP is FREE

If you ride a Bike Friday, a Brompton, a Birdy, a Dahon, Moulton or Strida--come and take part. If you've wondered why folder bikes are the fastest-growing thing on two wheels, stop in for a test fold.

The ROUND UP is held during the same weekend as the TD BANK PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP-- America's biggest one-day bike race--on Sunday, June 7th.

That means you can see top-flight road racers, a bike expo and much more!

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Wheels Gone Wild: Enter the Express Bike Contest

Biking ElsewhereSOME PEOPLE HAVE CHILDREN. Some have pets. And then some have bikes. So in honor of National Bike Month, we want to see the equivalent of your baby pictures: photos of your sweet, tricked-out ride.

Whether you saddle up on a trike, recumbent, tandem, unicycle or traditional two-wheeler — with some unconventional touches worth touting — we know the riders of this town are off the chain.

Come on, those yellow-jacket colored tires (that just happen to match your Fuji Roubaix's frame) deserve more of an audience than whoever happens to be sauntering by on the sidewalk. Perhaps your Trek's wheels are packed to the rims with a wild collection of spoke cards. Or maybe your claim to cycle fame is using your frame as a canvas for outrageous art. Whatever the means, you know your pedals are unparalleled.

E-mail a high-resolution snapshot (at least 300dpi) of your pride and joy — and means of transportation — to bike&quot;at&quot; by Tuesday, May 19, at midnight. We'll feature our favorite rides in an upcoming issue. Include your name, age, city of residence and why your bike makes you one of the coolest spokespeople in the D.C. area.
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2 bicyclists hospitalized after accident in Annapolis

Biking in the Metro AreaBy Meredith Cohn | Baltimore Sun

Two bicyclists were hospitalized Friday morning after an accident in Annapolis, police said.

A person in a parked car on Main Street opened a door into the path of two oncoming bicyclists, according to Ray Weaver, a spokesman for the Annapolis Police Department.

One of the riders was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and the other was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Weaver said. Their conditions were unknown.

The accident occurred on Bike To Work Day, a regional and national event that aims to promote biking as an alternative mode of transportation.
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Biller's Bikes Memorial Day Bash!

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Biller's Bikes Grand Re-Opening/3rd Annual Memorial Day Party w/ The Hula Monsters
 Come to Biller's Bikes on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) for the Grand Re-Opening/3rd Annual Party at the new shop and showroom in downtown Havre de Grace, MD. All friends, family and customers are eagerly invited!
  We're hosting The Hula Monsters (featuring friend Mark Noone of Slickee Boys and Rhodes Tavern Troubadours fame) on the cool new SUN stage. Special guest star band The Rowdy Boys will play, and expect guest appearances by the fabulous Singing Sisters, too.   Bring your bike and enjoy beer and beverage, BBQ and top-notch bands on Biller's Bikes delicious new SUN stage RAIN OR SHINE.   Ten dollars donation per adult requested (kids are free). Donation includes all the B's above, and a chance to win sets of tickets to see the Aberdeen Ironbirds (Baltimore Orioles Minor League) from first-base dugout seats at charming Ripken Stadium.   Call 443-502-2377 for additional info, or see    See you Monday, May 25, from 1 to 9 pm, at Biller' Bikes! Big party!
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Woodrow Wilson Bridge Ride

Biking in MarylandBe among the first to pedal across this new Potomac River crossing after 1 pm on Saturday, June 6, National Trails Day

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail will open for public use after 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6. This 1.1 mile, 12-foot wide multi-use trail will allow bikers and pedestrians to travel between Alexandria, Va. and Prince George’s County, Md. The trail will not be open prior to this date and time!

The trail includes three “bump-out” areas with informational displays and telescopes for taking in unique views of Old Towne Alexandria, National Harbor and Washington D.C. and is barrier separated from vehicular traffic traveling the bridge on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 95/495 South).

In Maryland, the trail ties into the Potomac Waterfront Community Park and Potomac Heritage Trail. Included in the Community Park is a landscaped deck over the Capital Beltway with more information displays and viewing locations. From there, the trail leads to adjacent National Harbor and to Oxon Hill Road.

Join a “community convoy”
The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Arlington County are making plans for convoys of cyclists to converge on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail on National Trails Day!

The Oxon Hill Convoy
A convoy of Maryland cyclists will leave the Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot at 12:45 pm. At 1:00 pm we will be among the first to bike across the bridge from Maryland to Virginia. Other convoys will be cycling from Virginia into Maryland. More details will be posted next week at <a href=""></a>; and <a href=""></a>;.
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National Bicycle Greenway Ride Restarts Saturday 5/16!! CAR FREE

Biking Elsewhere

I am doing this ride CAR FREE!! Being assisted by internal combustion has  introduced a degree of complexity that has made the grandiose plans you have seen in here not worth pursuing....

As such I am running very lean and w/o staff. You can follow me

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