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Bicyclist, 58, Dies in Nighttime Hit-and-Run

Biking in the Metro AreaWashington Post
Saturday, May 6, 2006; Page B04
-- Steve Vogel

A bicyclist was killed Thursday night in a hit-and-run accident in Elkridge, Howard County police said. They identified the victim as David Allen Overmiller, 58, of the 8200 block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup. The accident took place about 9:40 p.m. on Route 1 near Troy Hill Drive when a southbound vehicle struck Overmiller, who was also riding south, police said.
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Bicycle is king of the road as gas costs rise

Biking ElsewhereBy Rick Smith International Herald Tribune
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006
President George W. Bush has praised cycling as a way to "chase that fountain of youth"
But the Netherlands and Denmark, the undisputed champions of cycle use, have come closest to restoring the bicycle to its pre-auto role. Perhaps it is no coincidence that they share one concept: Dutch and Danish cyclists are protected by an extensive legal framework and are fully recognized users of the road.
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Support cycling in BaltoCo Thur 6/1

On Thursday June 1st, the county is doing its formal county wide public presentation of its Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan for the Eastern part of the county.

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It would be helpful if we could get a 100 people showing up in support of this. So if you can show up at:

Baltimore County Office of Planning
Fourth Floor, County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue, Towson
(Enter from the Courthouse Plaza after 5 p.m.)

Sometime between 5:30 and 8:30 PM
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Film Your Issue

At the time of writing the films that have more votes:

Orphans in Africa
The Cry of Humanity (Warning lots of disturbing images)
Strike It Up
Thumbs Down to Pity

It would be cool to have One Less Car, One More Bike selected as the issue of young Americans.
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Eastern County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan Newsletter

May 25, 2006


The Baltimore County Office of Planning is hosting several events on Thursday,
June 1, 2006 related to the pedestrian/bicycle planning process. I hope you will
be able to attend! Also, please feel free to forward this email to others that
may be interested.
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Safe-passing, passed in Oklahoma

---Let's go national! Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has signed a bill into law making it a finable offense for a driver to pass a cyclist closer than three feet. Oklahoma is believed to be only the third state to have a safe-passing law. It also simplifies what a bicycle is, clarifies where cyclists should ride on the road, removes a requirement that cyclists ride on sidewalks, and establishes fines if a motorist hits a cyclist. Credit for this advancement in cyclists' rights goes to the Oklahoma Bicycle Coalition.

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Critical Mass friday is tomorrow

Bike Critical MassRain jacket. (check)
&quot;Bicycles will take over the world&quot; sign. (check)
Slide whistle. (check)
Rubber rat tied to the handlebars. (check)

I'm ready.

Last month was a great ride with new faces. More riders means higher
visibility, greater safety and more fun. Tell your bikee friends to
take the real tour of Baltimore and ride the Critical Mass. Then tell
your SUV-driving friends to actually do what the car commercials say
and &quot;get away from it all&quot; by getting out of their cars and
contributing to alternative transportation. It's only one day a month.

We meet at the corners of Redwood and Charles st. (one block north of
Lombard, near the Charles center metro stop) Meet around 5pm and ride
before 6pm.

See ya -Bob
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BikeJam 5-27-06

Biking in BaltimoreKelly and Associates Insurance Group BikeJam
Saturday, May 27th
in Baltimore's Patterson Park

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Join us for the
8th Annual Cycling Festival!

Casual riders to bike enthusiasts can participate in the RecRide. Register at

Kids can play in fun activities and earn a free bike helmet at the Carefirst Kids
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The Bike to Work Day Race (sort of)

[Note: Fictitious though inspired by the days events.]

Sheila Dixon (President of the Baltimore City Council) set an aggressive pace for the Bike to Work Day race from the very start and refused to give up her lead. But Otis Rolley (Director of Planning) was right behind and would not let her slack off the aggressive pace. Even Al Foxx (Director of Transportation) who was near the back of the pack fought to hold his position firm in the race till he encountered a couple of technical problems with the course, namely a storm grate and a pot hole which shaved seconds from his finishing time. Al was overheard saying
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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race 2006

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