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ATIV: Commuting by electric bike. Fast, Fun - Go Green!

Biking Elsewhere[Baltimore Spokes: I would not go as far as saying going under human power is worse for the environment but this certainly blows most excuses out the window.]

Short video about electric bicycle commuting where the typical objections against riding a bike to work are easily dissolved by choosing an electric bicycle, which has many benefits vs. a car (cost savings in the face of rising gas prices, improved health, low environmental impact while commuting using NiMH rechargeable batteries, and reduction of oil dependency). Electric bikes such as the Crystalyte Cannon conversion kit are fast (20mph), powerful (500W Motor) and make bicycle riding easy. Produced by ATIV Solutions LLC.
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Dump your car, get a tax break and help One Less Car

Bike Maryland updates[Just to note on average ~25 cars a day are donated, this can really be helpful to On e Less Car.]

One Less Car, Inc

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting One Less Car, Inc. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

Don't donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. Our trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, One Less Car, Inc, gets the benefit of your donation.

Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below. If you are not ready to donate, find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information and links on our site.


Or call 1-877-999-8322
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FRONTLINE Presents POISONED WATERS

Health & EnvironmentMore than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways—the great coastal estuaries Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay—are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture, and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species is also threatened in both estuaries. As a new president, Congress, and states set new agendas and spending priorities, FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem, and why it’s so hard to keep our waters clean.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS
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Cycling expressions from around the world

Biking Elsewhere What to yell at French riders:

* "Allez, allez!"

What to yell at Italian riders:

* "Forza, forza!"

What to yell at Spanish riders:

* "Venga, venga!"

What to yell at American riders:

* "Get outta the f *****g road, you spandex weirdoes. I'm late for work."
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Calender of Events

Biking in BaltimoreJust to note that I just spent some time putting events on our calender (Left column second to last block as well as a top menu item.) I really don't have the time to fill all the detail in but I hope a title, date and a link to more info will be helpful. A lot of stuff is happening so I hope this will help get you out and enjoying these events.
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E.P.A. Clears Way for Greenhouse Gas Rules

Health & EnvironmentBy JOHN M. BRODER
Published: April 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that endanger public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that will lead to the regulation of the gases for the first time in the United States.
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Discuss the Future of Baltimore City’s Rec and Parks

Health & Environment

Participate in a community forum to discuss the future of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.  6:30-8:30 pm on the upcoming following dates.  For more information please call 410-396-7900 or visit www.baltimorecity.gov/government/recnparks.

 

Monday April 20th

Webster Kendrick PAL Center

 

More Recreation/PAL Center Community Forums

Wednesday, April 22nd

Montebello PAL Center

 

Thursday, April 23rd

Towanda PAL Center

 

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24 Hours of Booty

Looking for local rides(ers)4pm Saturday, Sept. 26 to 4pm Sunday, Sept. 27 – 24 Hours of Booty (Columbia, MD). Ride one mile or 300+ miles!
A 24-hour, non-competitive charity cycling event that is geared for teams and individuals and is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. Proceeds to benefit Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) and Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).
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Upcoming Fit Baltimore Events

Biking in BaltimoreJoin Mayor Dixon, Sonjay, formerly of 92Q, Denise Koch, and Vicki Harding, a Baltimore grandmother who has lost over 90 pounds for Fit Baltimore. These women are hosting events to work out with Baltimore City residents and bring valuable fitness and nutrition resources to Baltimore communities. Find out more about Fit Baltimore at www.befitbaltimore.com, and join us at our upcoming events:

* 04/25, 9am-3pm, Baltimore Bike Blast. Druid Hill Park. Come find out just how easy it is to ride a bike around Baltimore. Local and national sponsors will be on hand to promote cycling and lead group rides.
* 04/26, 11am-12:30pm. “Cardio Tennis with Mayor Dixon” at Druid Hill Park. This is a fun work out for all ages. Free tennis rackets and courts provided.
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Columbia BikeAbout

Biking in the Metro AreaThe 9th Annual BikeAbout will be held on Saturday, May 2 at Symphony Woods in Columbia Town Center.

The official opening is at 9 AM. Riders will be able to leave anytime between 9 and 10 AM. This free event highlights the history of Columbia and its beautiful open space with a 12-mile, well-marked route allowing bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy a self-paced ride.

This year’s route will take riders through Town Center, Hickory Ridge, Harper’s Choice, Wilde Lake and Town Center finding history and other places of interest along the way. There will be opportunities to learn more about Athol, one of Howard County’s oldest homes, and Locust United Methodist Church, whose history reaches back to 1869, as well as more recent history such as the sculpture at The Greens Apartments and the amazing number of bird species at Wilde Lake as captured in the photographs of Michael Oberman.

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