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Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act

Biking in the Metro Area[Baltimore Spokes: Many cyclists have experienced the near equivalent of someone with a baseball bat approaching and saying "We don't like your kind here. " But somehow replace a baseball bat with a car and it no longer becomes a crime, this has to change! Maybe we have an opportunity at this seminar to help make that change. For 2006 Baltimore County had 68 traffic fatalities, 15 of those were pedestrians. 414 pedestrians and 91 cyclists were injured in traffic crashes. Kids are over represented in bike and pedestrian crashes, is this really the kind of environment we want?]

Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Hosts Seminar
This Year’s Subject is “Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act”

Baltimore County, Md. (April 10, 2009) - On Tuesday, April 28, the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on the Victims of Crime Act. The seminar will also address the problems associated with gangs and related crimes.

The second annual Victim’s Rights Summit will take place at CCBC-Catonsville, in the Q Building Theater beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. This important event coincides with “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” which will take place April 26 through May 2, throughout the County and the country.

Local businesses and community groups, educational institutions and the Baltimore County Police Department have collaborated to present this year’s seminar. Law enforcement commanders from neighboring agencies and as many as 300 guests are also expected to attend this summit.

The scheduled speakers for the evening are:

* Madeline Herrington, Administrator for the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, as the Keynote Speaker;
* Robin Woolford, Executive Director of the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and an advocate for victims’ rights;
* Scott D. Shellenberger, Baltimore County State’s Attorney;
* Captain John Spiroff, commanding officer of Precinct 1/Wilkens, as the moderater of the seminar; and
* Community Outreach Officers Mike Darcey and Bill Rubie will also be available to discuss Gangs and Related Crimes as it affects the community.

Joining the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce in hosting this event will be the Baltimore County Police Department-Precinct 1/Wilkens, CCBC Foundation-Catonsville, CCBC School of Justice, Arbutus Business and Professional Association, Lansdowne Business and Professional Association, St. Agnes Foundation, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the Wilkens Police and Community Relations Organization.
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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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Outside in

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From Outside.in they map where I blog. http://outside.in/maps/4177

Kinda cool and kinda spooky at the same time.
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SHA Share the Road - 3 Feet wihen Passing Bus Safety Campaign

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To All:

I was very pleasantly surprised to see SHA's Bike Safety Ad on the back of a MTA bus in Baltimore this afternoon. I followed the bus and snapped the attached photo of the ad. Last year the 3 Foot passing legislation failed like it did this year but SHA promised to encourage motorists to pass bicyclists by a minimum of 3 feet in an educational campaign instead.

This is to thank SHA and MTA staff responsible for creating the campaign and getting them up on buses where the ad is right in the face of drivers riding behind the bus. While some folks will remain disappointed that the legislation didn't pass there should be some consolation that this safety campaign will probably reach more motorists than a change in the law will.

Have a great weekend!

Michael Jackson - Maryland Director of Bicycle and Pedestrian Access
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Public Meeting: Rural Road Standards and Projects Northen Baltimore County

Biking in the Metro Area{Note that this may be of interest as many of the narrow one-lane bridges that help act as traffic calming are up for being widened (due to Federal regulations.)}
- April 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Department of Public Works will hold an open meeting on rural infrastructure projects on April 14 in the cafeteria at Hereford High School. This meeting is a follow-up to last year’s Rural Roads Standards, a citizen-government effort, approved by the County Council, which codified standards and policies for road and bridge maintenance in rural areas. The Department of Public Works, as part of its agreement with community groups, plans to hold such meetings annually. The meeting on April 14 will be conducted in workshop style and will focus on anticipated bridge replacement projects, resurfacing schedules, road construction plans and traffic issues in the next year. For more information, call the Director’s Office, Department of Public Works at 410-887-2171.
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BBC’s 25th ANNUAL INSTRUCTIONAL RIDE SERIES

Biking in the Metro AreaOUR POPULAR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IS CELEBRATING A QUARTER CENTURY!!

The BALTIMORE BICYCLING CLUB\'S Instructional Ride Series will begin with an orientation to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ridgely Middle School in Baltimore County. Directions to the school are provided below.

This series is offered to anyone over 16 years of age interested in learning the basic skills of cycling, including doing minor road repairs and improving as a rider. We want to help people new to our sport find a comfortable riding level and develop so they can at least ride on the BBC casual rides by the end of the series and to permit experienced riders who are new to club riding to meet and to learn about group riding. The ride series will cover both road and recreational trail riding.

At the orientation, we will demonstrate cycling skills and techniques and discuss bicycles, equipment and clothing and answer any questions about the program. We will watch a short, informative video on cycling safety and bike handling. If you bring your bicycle to the orientation, we can check it out for you and show you how to do a pre-ride bike check. The indoor orientation will be held RAIN OR SHINE. Weather permitting, anyone who wants to do so can join us for a short ride following the orientation. You must have and wear a helmet in order to ride. Below is the full ride schedule.

{Please note that this class is designed to dovetail with the Back to the Beginning Bike Clinic (B2BBC) so if you never ridden before or feel you are unsteady on a bike come to the Beginning Bike Clinic and get some practice in before the Instructional Ride Series Starts on April 11 & 18th. http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=2008041713505581 }
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Bike Maintenance 101

Biking in the Metro AreaREI Timonium Clinics and Events
4/8/2009 7:00 PM

Working on your bike can be a daunting task, but fear not, REI is here to help! Join one of REI?s shop techs to learn the basics of bike maintenance such as a how to fix a flat, lube a chain, and other adjustments that will keep your bike in good running order. In addition, the clinic will provide insight on overlooked yet simple maintenance techniques that will improve your riding experience. This clinic is a great lead-in class to other advanced bike maintenance classes.

* Location:Timonium, Md
* Contact:Customer service at 410-252-5920
* Cost: Free
* Registration Required? No.
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Through the end of April - bike safety bus back ads

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Bike To Work Day - Friday May 15, 2009 at Columbia Mall

Biking in the Metro AreaFor the second year the Howard County Government is sponsoring a Bike To Work Day rally at Columbia Mall (behind Sears) on Friday May 15th. The rally check-in will start at 7am - you can ride to the Mall or park your car and ride from there. There will be cue sheets from the Mall to:

* Temporary Howard County Government Office Building (Stanford Blvd)
* APL/Maple Lawn Farm/Southern District Police Station
* King's Contrivance Village Center
* Gateway -- Robert Fulton Drive
* NSA
* Clarksville -- West to Rte 32
* Downtown Ellicott City
* Catonsville -- UMBC via River Road & through Patapsco State Park
* Elkridge to BWI industrial parks

You can now register at: http://bmc.baltometro.org/b2w/b2wreg.asp

When you register on the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (Baltimore area) B2W web site, select Howard County - Columbia Mall. Registration gets you a t-shirt and goodie bag; there will also be random prize drawings - you have to be present and check in to be eligible. In addition for the entire Baltimore region the first 1200 registered also get a reflective leg strap and safety light, and the first 500 get a tire gauge.

Please try to make this a successful event and show the County Officials (last year County Executive Ken Ulman as well as Planning & Zoning/Transportation officials, and County Council were represented) how active the Howard County bicycling community is.
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Publicity and Public interest story for b2wd

Biking in the Metro AreaThe following was sent to me so I thought I would give a chance for the lurkers to come out and share their story with the world and please don't be shy, all bike commuters are cool:

Fox 45 our Media Sponsor for Bike to Work Day is interested in doing a couple of spotlight news stories on cyclists in the region. Do any of you have commuters in your area that would make a good story?

We’re looking for someone who has been positively affected by commuting by bike.

Question: how has bike commuting or participating in B2WD changed their life?

Please email me a paragraph about the person and their contact information that I can forward on to FOX45 by Thursday 3-26-09 at Noon. (Note I'll need additional lead time.)

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