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Upcoming used bicycle collection at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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Tour dem Parks, Hon!

Biking in BaltimoreSunday, June 9, 2013 8:00 AM
Carroll Park 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD

imageRegister today for the 11th Annual Tour dem Parks, Hon!

Discount, early bird registration (until April 1st) is $35 for adults, and $20 for kids 15 and under. Save $15 by registering early!

The annual bike ride that winds through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, environment and cycling groups.

Discount, early bird registration (until April 1st) is $35 for adults, and $20 for kids 15 and under.

Tour dem Parks, Hon! is Sunday, June 9th, 2013. We are capping registration at 2,000 riders, so sign up early! This annual bike ride through Baltimore's parks and neighborhoods offers a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Participants choose from 4 routes: 14 miles (the family ride on the Gwynn's Falls Trail), 25 miles, 35 miles, or a metric century (64 miles). All rides start and end in Carroll Park

Discount, early bird registration (until April 1st) is $35 for adults, and $20 for kids 15 and under. Save $15 by registering early! Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, as well as environmental, "friends of parks", and cycling groups. Tour dem Parks, Hon! is fully supported with rest stops and ends with a jazz barbeque. Visit the website to register or for more information.

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A Rustwirian Travel Guide: Baltimore in a Few Days

Biking in BaltimoreBy: Jeff La Noue, Comeback City


Action Oriented

I wish our town had a well-marked sightseeing loop for bicyclists, but sadly we don’t.  Therefore, the best way to see Baltimore by bicycle and not get lost is to time your visit with Tour Dem Parks or Tour Du Port, two well-organized rides that show off a lot of the city. The new Baltimore Bike Party offers riders a short dusk/night-time ride and takes places the last Friday night of the month. It departs from the Washington Monument and generally ends at a brew pub.  Check ahead to see what the theme for the ride is. Bicycles can be rented at Light Street Cycles and Race Pace Bicycles, both in Federal Hill or Twenty20 Cycling in Hampden.

Baltimore Bike Party (Last Friday of every month)

Baltimore Bike Party (Last Friday of every month)

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Photo From Memorial Ride for Nathan Krasnopoler.

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Riders stop to admire the carvings at Druid Hill Park during the Memorial Ride for Nathan Krasnopoler.

Courtesy of Light Street Cycles
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Sharrows in Baltimore

Biking in BaltimoreA PowerPoint showing early mistakes in Sharrow placement and then some of the best practices for Sharrows.

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Many thanks to (Your Excellency ;) Greg Hinchliffe for this.
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Baltimore's Border Vacuums

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The Highway to Nowhere is Baltimore's most notorious border vacuum.

Read more on how have border vacuums affected Baltimore
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Bikes in Mainstream Advertising: YouTube Commercial Roundup

Biking in BaltimoreBike Arlington does a run down of commercials that have bicycles in them. All of them deserve a watch (at least to show we support main streaming bicycling.)

One that stands out, a car commercial promoting sharing the road:

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Surface Streets Are Not Freeways!

Biking in BaltimoreB' Spokes: While I was biking up Charles Street some idiot car driver tells me I am not allowed to bike on highways. So I respond "Oh you're thinking of freeways." and then gave him directions to 83. The look on his face was priceless.

Two things to note from this is 1) He had enough time and space to comfortably drive along side me during this conversation and traffic was still able to get around the both of us. 2) 83 is typically doing crawling speeds at this time due to too many cars. Too many cars are the problem and not too many bikes!
Another story: The guy behind me is honking his fool head off for about one minute when I come to a double parked truck unloading. I slip off to the left of the truck and Mr. honking is no longer an issue. Nice situational awareness guy.

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Baltimore Bike Master Plan Update - March 9th

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Crash Spoils Bike Heist

Biking in BaltimoreThe thief was nearly able to get away with a bike stolen from a yard in Hampden.
By Adam Bednar, North Baltimore Patch

Before you steal a bike, maybe you should make sure you can ride one.

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