The Baltimore Brew and Baltimore Bicycle Works present:
MAY DAY ROLL!
The Baltimore Labor History Bicycle Tour*
Come join us Saturday, May 1, for a guided tour of Baltimore’s rich and varied labor heritage in celebration of International Workers’ Day.
The tour will begin in Jones Falls Valley, site of the city’s first intensive industrial development, and will circle through east and southeast Baltimore, visiting little-known factories, union organizing halls, backstreets and conflict zones where the lives and legacies of working men and women were forged.
Your host will be BREW contributor Mark Reutter, historian and author of Making Steel: Sparrows Point.
• Tour begins at 8:30 a.m. at Baltimore Bicycle Works (corner of Trenton and Falls Rd. one block south of North Ave. and one block west of Maryland Ave.). Come early and make sure your bike is shipshape.
• We will stop for lunch in Greektown (participants are responsible for their own meals).
• The tour will end about 3 p.m. at Baltimore Bicycle Works.
–Please sign the waiver form before starting the tour.
–Be sure to bring a bike lock and helmet!
$10 suggested donation (no fellow workers will be turned away for lack of funds).
May Day Roll Route: http://bit.ly/anMndx
*Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so we can get a sense of how many bikers to expect. And feel free to spread the word and invite your friends!
Baltimore Brew: http://baltimorebrew.com/
Main event photo credit (upper right): Slee Bike Shop, 2312 Madison Ave., around 1900. (Maryland Historical Society)
Bicycle Works: http://www.baltimorebicycleworks.com/