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LLS's Team In Training

Biking in Maryland[Baltimore Spokes: It's cool to see people who not only in their day jobs support bicycling but outside of work as well:]

On October 10, 2009, I'll be riding in the Sea Gull Century on Maryland's Eastern Shore to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For the next several months, I'll be training as a member of LLS's Team In Training.

All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers, but particularly two young boys in our neighborhood who are fighting the disease. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.

I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!

Charles Kines
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Join Baltimore Bicycle Works for a Hand Built Bike Show

Biking in Baltimore
During Artscape BBW Will Host a Hand Built Bike Exhibit & Demonstration
July 18th and 19th
Saturday from 12-7pm and Sunday from 12-5pm

Come meet some of Baltimore's premiere frame builders. Chris Bishop, John Hollands, Tommy Nash, and Tom Palermo will be at Baltimore Bicycle Works to display their artisan hand-crafted frames and will be holding a brazing demonstration at 3pm on Saturday.

Stop by and check out the incredible craftsmanship that is going on right here in Baltimore!

P.S. Artscape will be offering bike parking and special gift packs to all those who ride to the festival. Hope to see you there!
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The Alliance Needs Your Help to Earn $42K

Biking in Maryland

imageThe Alliance is thrilled to announce an exciting challenge from 42BELOW Vodka. If 100,000 people sign up to follow their 42Ride across the U.S. this summer on Twitter, 42BELOW will make a $42K donation to the Alliance for Biking & Walking. I wanted to write to each of you with a reminder of the details, or you can also find them at


The 42Ride began in Mid-June, by sending 42 cyclists from New York, south to Philadelphia, and then they split in to two groups of 21 riders heading westwards, one touring the north and one touring the south. Participants will pedal an impressive total of 4,017 miles across the country from New York City to Los Angeles, witnessing some of the most beautiful scenery the country has to offer.

·         Download a copy of the route map. (PDF)

·         Follow the northern route riders

·         Follow the southern route riders.

The Alliance is asking all our members, supporters, and biking enthusiasts to support biking and walking by signing up to follow the 42Ride on twitter at In addition, local Alliance groups are encourage to work with the 42 Ride administrators to take part in events that are coming to your neighborhood.

·         Download the list of upcoming welcome parties

·         The attachment above lists all contact information for your organization to get involved with local events.

If the challenge is met, the Alliance will use the $42K donation to further its work strengthening and uniting grassroots biking and walking advocacy organizations across North America.


Sign up on Twitter to follow the ride and support grassroots biking and walking advocacy!

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Mass Transit and Smart Growth Save Time, $ and the Environment

Mass TransitOne of the primary assumptions of the so-called "Smart Growth" movement has long been that smart growth, combined with expenditures on mass transit (especially transit such as light rail or streetcar that encourage "choice" riders who might otherwise drive) save everyone time and money and protect the environment. The latest statistics from the Texas Transportation Institute show this to be the case. This diary will briefly describe Oregon's land use system as it applies to Smart Growth and our investments in public transportation, along with their impacts.
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Australian Cyclists Save Millions in Health Care

Biking ElsewhereA recent report entitled Cycling: Getting Australia Moving indicates that by improving their health, cyclists saved about $227.2 million Australian per year.
Other economic benefits of cycling include a reduction in congestion which saves about $63.9 million AUD and $9.3 million saved by limiting greenhouse gas production and other “externalities.”
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Smart Growth lecture series coming to Living on Earth radio

Health & EnvironmentFor a few years now, EPA and the Smart Growth Network have been sponsoring a regular series of terrific lectures on smart growth and related issues here in Washington, D.C. at the National Building Museum. They’ve had well-known authors, innovators and special guests from all over the country come to talk about different aspects of the built environment and how we grow. They’ve been recording the lectures and making audio available after the lecture, but it’s about to get much more accessible.

From an email we got this week:

NEW FEATURE: Smart Growth Speaker Series Goes National

Through a partnership between US EPA, National Building Museum, and Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth”, many of our Smart Growth Speakers can now be heard on your favorite local public radio station. Beginning on July 10, 2009, Living on Earth will feature an interview and program with our most recent Smart Growth Speaker, Sophie Lambert, Director of LEED-ND for the US Green Building Council. Check your local radio schedule for program times, or listen online at <a href=""></a>;.

If you do happen to be here in DC, don’t miss the next Smart Growth Speaker Series in DC tomorrow (Friday), July 17. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk will be discusssing retrofitting the suburbs. More information at <a href=""></a>;
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Bob Moore Memorial Moonlight Madness Bikeride - July 30th @ 8pm

Biking in BaltimoreDate: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: HI-Baltimroe
Street: 17 West Mulberry Street
City/Town: Baltimore, MD

Take a night-time bike tour of Baltimore City on a safe, well lit, mostly flat route of about 20 miles. Get an intimate view of the city after dark. Skyline, neighborhoods and waterfront as well as sights ranging from illuminated classical buildings and monuments to the neon of &quot;The Block&quot;, from churches, museums, and City Hall to the enormous &quot;Wizard of Boh&quot;.

Ride Start: in front of the HI-Baltimore at the corner of Cathedral and Mulberry Streets (17 West Mulberry Street)

See map of ride here: <a href=""></a>;

Meet in front of the Hostel @ 8pm.
Ride kicks off @ 8:30pm.

Ride is casual speed: 10-12mph. length: 20miles. You should have a properly functioning bike, be wearing a helmet, and have safety lights on front and back.

***This ride is NOT being sponsored by HI-Baltimore or the Potomac Area Council. We are passing this along for your information. You ride at your own risk.
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Americans fatter than ever, CDC says

Biking ElsewhereWASHINGTON - Americans are getting heavier than ever, with more than 26 percent of the population now fully obese, the US government said yesterday.

Despite warnings that the population must stop layering on the fat and frightening statistics that show two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, the weight trend continues, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

“The proportion of US adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007,’’ the CDC said in a statement.

“If this trend continues we will likely see increases in healthcare costs for obesity-related diseases,’’ said the CDC’s Liping Pan, who headed the study.

“Obesity is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes,’’ the CDC’s Dr. William Dietz said in a statement. “As obesity increases among all age groups, we are seeing chronic diseases in much younger adults.’’

“For example, we now see young adults who suffer from heart disease risk factors and other conditions such as type 2 diabetes that were unheard of in the past.’’
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Ad wars, who is paying their way?

Biking ElsewhereNew full-train MAX ad asks: Should cyclists pay road tax?

New question: 'Should motorists pay a medical tax?'
[Baltimore Spokes: Maryland's cost of car cashes comes to $9 Billion total with Baltimore City having the highest cost per capita in the state. Car crashes cost on average ~$90,000 per crash.]
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Drivers asked to test alternative to fuel tax

Biking Elsewhere[Baltimore Spokes: Note how are cars paying for roads is the tax system is &quot;irrevocably broken&quot;?]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers are looking for 1,500 drivers in six cities, including Albuquerque, to test an on-board computer system that taxes motorists based on miles driven rather than fuel taxes paid at the pump.

That mileage-based tax is being considered by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center in a $16.5 million study for the U.S. Department of Transportation to determine whether it's a viable option for paying for surface transportation, including roads and railroads, in the future.

The gas tax over the long term &quot;is irrevocably broken and something is going to have to be done,&quot; said Jon Kuhl, a University of Iowa professor of electrical and computer engineering and principle investigator on the study.

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