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Driver gets 3 years in prison in Vermont accident

Biking ElsewhereBURLINGTON— A driver has been sentenced to at least three years in prison for a hit-and-run accident that left a Vermont college student critically injured.

Twenty-three-year-old Adam Desjardin of Vergennes pleaded guilty to pulling in front of a bicyclist in Burlington last fall, and taking off. Twenty-one-year-old Rose Long of Sutton, a member of the University of Vermont cycling team, suffered massive facial injuries that required $500,000 in reconstructive surgery so far.

On Friday, she told Desjardin in court that his action changed her life forever.

WCAX reports Desjardin asked to serve a reduced term in the state work camp, but that was rejected by Judge Patricia Zimmerman.
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Cyclist, 16, Brain Dead After Car Crash

Biking in the Metro AreaHOWARD COUNTY, Md. -- The family of a Howard County teen who was hit by a suspected drunken driver while riding his bike early Friday morning told 11 News the boy is brain dead.

Benjamin Wortman, 16, of Elkridge, was hit by a car while he was riding his bike on Route 108 near Lark Brown Road at about 12:30 a.m., police said.
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Gwynns Falls/Jones Falls Bike Trek with Rec & Parks

Bike PathsSaturday, Aug. 29, 2009

Gwynns Falls Trail
(410) 396-0440
10 a.m.

Travel through forests, meadows and along rivers. Trip length varies depending on age size and general ability of the group. Bikes and helmets provided. Pre-registration required. Please call at least 24 hours in advance. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is $5.
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The Age of Stupid, to be released on September 21

Health & EnvironmentThe Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

The Age of Stupid USA Trailer from Age of Stupid on Vimeo.

Showing September 21st 2009 at

Owings Mills
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Action: Harford Rd - accommodate cyclists please

Biking in BaltimoreThe good news is we are getting bicycle accommodations for most of the project area. But for the section of Harford Rd between Erdman and Chesterfield the community was given options:

Option 1 - Oppose
Title: Median and narrow travel lanes
A nice median (traffic calming??? and being space for green plants and trees) and 4 10 foot travel lanes (2 each way,) with off-peek parking allowed in the outside lanes putting cyclists in the reaming narrow travel lane. Ugh!

Option 2 - Support
Title: No median and wide outside lanes
No median, inner travel lanes 10 feet and outer travel lanes 13.5 feet. This at least gives cyclists some extra width in the outside lane both when there is traffic and when there is parking.

Option 3 - Support
Title: Median, two travel lanes and bike lanes
This option came up during the meeting and I am not sure how viable it is but none the less cool. Remove two travels lanes and on-street parking to accommodate both a median and bike lanes. This will make this section of Harford Rd a two lane road rather then a four lane Rd have a calming effect on traffic.

Please send your support for the option of your choice and voice opposition to option 1.
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Mayor Dixon to Cycle Through Baltimore - Canceled

Looking for local rides(ers)Due to weather this ride has been canceled. :(

WHAT: Mayor Dixon to cycle through Baltimore with individuals visiting Baltimore for the Blacks in
Government Training Conference and cycling enthusiasts to promote wellness and alternative
methods of transportation.

WHEN: Friday, August 28th @ 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ride Begins on the City Hall Cobblestones
Baltimore, MD
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Bicycling and Hostelling

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Upcoming Events at the Hostel:

Every Morning, 8:15am to 10:30am –  FREE make your own pancake breakfast.  We provide the batter and the syrup, you do the rest!

Thursday Nights, 7pm - Join other hostellers for a pasta dinner, cook out, or make your own pizza! Share travel tales, make new friends, or simply enjoy some good food.  Dinner is $3 to $5 depending upon whats being served.   

Weekly Events - Be sure to check out the weekly events available only to hostellers staying the hostel.  The events are listed throughout the hostel and are a great way to meet people and disocover the city.

Sunday August 30th: Last Sunday Last Rites! 7pm*
Monthly event at the Baltimore Hostel featuring local writers, poets, and musicians presenting an eclectic night of spoken word and music.  Free! Sunday September 20th @ 1pm: Hog Day!*
Rich Casciato will share his travel tales from his cross-country adventures on his Harley Hog (motorcycle).  Come and find out what riding the open road on that most American of machines, a Harley-Davidson, is all about.  Since Rich is HI-Baltimore's official photographer,there will be lots of great photos and hog-appropriate food.  Hog parking will be available. 

Sunday October 4th @ 2pm: Bicycling and Hostelling*
Join fellow hostelers as they share their stories of bicycle trips along the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast and beyond.  Bring your tales of trials and conquest as we share how one and all can see the world via cycle and keep it economical via hostels. 

*All special day events are a suggested donation of $3 to $5.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Big Wheel Race for Cancer Part Deux- Rock and Ride

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Proceeds go to the Harry and Jeanette Wineburg Cancer Institite. Big wheel race and rock party with live local music presented by Arden Studios featuring Girls Like Cigarettes and others.
September 19, 2009, Loch Raven Village. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m.
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Create a better Maryland with clunkers program

Bike Maryland updatesNow that the "Cash for Clunkers" program has ended you maybe wondering what else you can do to help the environment with that old clunker. Your old car can help support One Less Car's mission of improving the quality of life by supporting alternate transportation and it's tax deductible!
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One Less Car acts to support the Complete Streets Act

Bike Maryland updatesDear Senator Cardin:

I am writing to you to encourage you to cosponsor S. 584, the Complete Streets Act of 2009. As the Executive Director of One Less Car, a Maryland non-profit organization with over 12,000 members, I strongly believe in the importance of providing a wide variety of transportation options. At One Less Car, we are working to make Maryland an example of the economic and social good that comes from a society where everyone regardless of age, physical condition or economic background has the opportunity to bike, walk or use mass transit to get where they need to go. The Complete Streets Act is an important first step in making that happen.

I strongly encourage urge you to co-sponsor the Complete Streets Act and support complete streets throughout the development of the next transportation authorization bill. This important piece of legislation would ensure that future transportation investments made by state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) create appropriate and safe transportation facilities for all those using the road motorists, transit vehicles and riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

As you may know, the Complete Streets Act of 2009 is based on existing successful state and local policies. The bill directs state DOTs and MPOs to adopt such policies and apply them to upcoming transportation projects receiving federal funds. The resulting policies will be flexible and cost effective, with a process that clarifies appropriate situations in which a street would be exempted from being covered under the policy, including issues of prohibitive costs. Streets designed for all users are safer, can ease congestion, are less costly in the long run, and spur economic development. Complete streets also make important contributions towards alleviating the serious national challenges of energy security, climate change and obesity. Complete streets promote clean air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help children and adults get more physical activity by providing safe, convenient alternatives to driving.

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