Ride to Annapolis for HB 363


Bike Maryland  – Enjoy a Bike Ride and Support Your Right to Justice!

To support HB 363, bicyclists will ride to Annapolis to support the bill as well as Tami Bensky, widow of Larry Bensky, cyclist killed on Butler Road last spring and many other families that have lost a loved one in this tragic manner. Wednesday is the anniversary of Larry’s death.

Bike Ride: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8AM start at the Baltimore War Memorial Plaza at Fayette and Holliday Streets, Baltimore.

Join us along the way if you can’t start in Baltimore:

9-9:30AM-Cromwell LR Station (B&A trailhead)

Between 9:30 and 11:00AM anywhere along the B&A

11:00AM-At the southern terminus of the B&A


You must have your driver’s license or photo id to enter the building.


Can’t bike to Annapolis – show your support by attending the hearing:  April 6th, 1 p.m., Judicial Proceedings Committee Meeting Room, 2nd Floor of the Miller Building (Senate) on Bladen St.

Bike Maryland wants to fill the room. Bringing people with you is also good.  Our physical presence sends a message. 

Press coverage:

Noon – today (Tuesday) coverage on WYPR

WTOP and can be accessed at:        http://www.wtop.com/?nid=41&sid=2330822
Sound clips at:         http://kateryanreports.blogspot.com/2011/04/making-casefor-and-against-new.html
March 30th Washington Post article    http://www.washingtonpost.com/rw/WashingtonPost/Content/Epaper/2011-03-30/Bx5.pdf
Baltimore's Fox 45                                       http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wbff_vid_7103.shtml
Washington Post Opinion - Sunday    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-on-the-road-get-off-with-a-ticket/2011/03/30/AFKJ9hJC_story.html
Baltimore Sun March 29th                    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/traffic/2011/03/aaa_lawmakers_seek_new_auto_ma.html


If you can’t attend the hearing please contact your Senator today to urge HB 363 to be passed out of the Judicial Proceedings Committee - click here to find your Senator. Support HB 363 which will strengthen vehicular manslaughter laws and close existing loopholes.

Now is the time to act – thank you!


Carol Silldorff
Executive Director
Bike Maryland
1209 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-960-6493 direct


by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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