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Celebrate National Trails Day!

Join us June 5 at 1pm at the Baltimore Visitor Center

Celebrate National Trails Day with Senator Ben Cardin, the Gwynns Falls Trail Council and Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks at the Baltimore Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbor on Saturday, June 5th at 1:00 pm.

Help thank Senator Cardin for his contributions to trails and open space in Baltimore and throughout Maryland as we dedicate two new Gwynns Falls Trail bike racks in his honor.

Join us where the Gwynns Falls Trail, the Jones Falls Trail and the Harbor Promenade meet to provide hiking and biking access to more than 30 miles of trails connecting Baltimore ’s neighborhoods. Enjoy the festivities and be among the first to hear the new audio tour of the Gwynns Falls Trail and its surroundings.

We hope to see you there!

Location: Baltimore Visitor Center at the Inner Harbor ( 401 Light Street near the Maryland Science Center ).

For more information, visit <a href="http://www.gywnnsfallstrail.org">http://www.gywnnsfallstrail.org</a>;
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Elephants Run Bicycle Race June 5

Psyched about all the rides and events this spring, lets keep it up: FREE late spring bicycle race in two weeks!

Saturday June 5

This race is open to anyone, it may be advantageous to have a knowledge of the city, or if not feel free to bring a friend and keep your iphone on you, let the rabbits do their thing.

Prizes go to top finishers, although participants recieve a spoke card and maybe something else small.

Please stay tuned for route information, this and other details will be released nearer to the event.

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[3:00PM meet at the monument, FREE, prizes, questions/help@e.w.samson@gmail.com, rain/shine]

See you there!

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Weekend Fun! (bike, bands, burritos/ Chilibrew competition)

This Sunday there is a bike swap/bands/burrito event at the Charm City
Arts Space. As Jim Ventosa puts it:

Sunday, May 23, 2010
Charm City Art Space
1731 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD

* 10AM folks show up to buy stuff.
* 10:30 - anybody that wants to go on a &quot;long&quot; bike ride (20-30 miles) gets a cue sheet and leaves. If someone wants to volunteer to lead this, that's cool, otherwise it's just self guided. People don't HAVE to leave
at 10:30, but then it won't really be a group ride.
* 11:30 - anybody that wants to go on a &quot;short&quot; bike ride (10 ish miles) grabs a cue sheet and leaves.

<a href="http://www.tinybombs.net/">http://www.tinybombs.net/</a>;
<a href="http://firesmusic.blogspot.com/">http://firesmusic.blogspot.com/</a>;

Either a potluck or prepared burritos for sale on the fundraising tip.

For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.ccspace.org">http://www.ccspace.org</a>;.

Velocipede Will have some items out for the swap, fyi.

Afterwards, if you wish to further indulge yourself, there is a benefit at the 2640 space (aka st. johns church on 2640 st. paul st.) where proceeds go to benefit both the Free School and Us. It's called &quot;Charitably Charmin' ChiliBrew Competition&quot; and details as follows:

That's right! You heard it here! Baltimore's very first Charmin' ChiliBrew homebrew competition and chili cookoff is going down for two great causes. Join us for this yummy fundraiser to benefit the Velocipede Bike Project and the Baltimore Free School. You will not be disappointed.


We're thinking that not only is Doing It Yourself a lot of fun, but Doing It Yourself, With Others is even better. So with this event we hope to bring together some folks who get a kick out of sticking it to the commercial product pipeline and living more locally, whether that means brewing, bike-building, gardening, crafts... Even if you don't do anything of the sort, come have a sip and a bite and meet some people who do. Not only will it be delicious, but it might be the start of a wonderful new hobby!

Attendees will be offered the opportunity to judge chili and homebrew to award the titles of &quot;Charmin' Chili Champion&quot; and &quot;Ruler of Brews,&quot; with their accompanying prizes. And you'll leave toting a lovely commemorative glass. Who wouldn't want that?

We'll be asking for a sliding-scale donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Whatever you can afford is great, but please keep in mind all the savory fare that awaits your tastebuds AND that all proceeds go to support two stellar community-based projects.

Visit our website for more information <a href="http://www.bmorecharmin.intuitwebsites.com">http://www.bmorecharmin.intuitwebsites.com</a>;

Homebrewers and chili chefs of all stripes and skills are invited to enter their top-notch concoctions. If this means you, get in touch with Ian: japanzerman&quot;at&quot;yahoo.com

Want to exhibit your DIY project or organization at our event, or sponsor the event with your boatloads of cash? Contact Patrice: pwooda1&quot;at&quot;yahoo.com

And finally...Spread the love! Invite all of your friends and foes. Yey ChiliBrew!

w/ all of our hearts,
Ian and Patrice
the charmin' event co-chairs
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THIS SUNDAY, MAY 16, EcoRide for a Sustainable Future! www.ecobikeride.org

(Reisterstown, Maryland) On Sunday, May 16, Kayam Farm will hold its second annual EcoRide: Bike for a Greener Maryland and EcoFair to celebrate ecology, agricultural practice and green living. Registration for the bike ride opens at 7:45a.m. and riding begins between 8:00 and 11:00am. There is a registration fee of $36 per rider for those who register before May 16 and $45 for walk-in registration. The EcoFair is free for registered riders and includes a lunch buffet. Kayam at Pearlstone is located at 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown, Maryland. For more information and to register for the EcoRide, visit

<a href="http://www.ecobikeride.org">http://www.ecobikeride.org</a>;

or call 410-429-4400 x219.

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Tour de Farms - June 12

"Tour de Farms"

Family Bike Ride - 100% net proceeds go to benefit the "New Farmer Trainee Program"
Training beginning farmers through workshops, hands-on training, farm tours, and peer support.

Presented by North County Preservation (NCP) and local sponsors

Take a bike tour of the beautiful farming country of the north county. Ride by, or stop at, local farms and vineyards. Afterwards, enjoy snacks and bluegrass music and visit with friends and strangers.


Date: June 12      Location: NCR Trail at Paper Mill Rd      Rain or shine!

8:00 AM Registration
8:45 AM Start - Experienced riders - 45-mile loop on local roads
8:45 AM Start - Recreational riders - 25 miles on NCP Trail and local roads
9:00 AM Start - Family Riders - 10-mile ride on NCP trail

$25 for adult riders,
$10 for children 10-14 with participating adult, under 10 free
Refreshments & Snacks, Games & assorted prizes.
Snacks may be purchased by non-riders.

Raffle Tickets on Sale for drawing on 6/24/10. Prizes:

  • 1-year membership to "Pulse"
  • 1-year CSA membership from Calvert's Gift
  • Wine tasting for 6 at Serpent Ridge Wineyards

Pre-registration desired, either:

go to www.Active.com

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Ride Around the Reservoir

Rent a bike for just a $2 donation, and ride around beautiful Druid Lake in Druid Hill Park.

Apr, May, Sep, Oct: Saturdays 10 AM to 1 PM
Jun, Jul, Aug: Wednesdays 4:30 to 7:30

Bike Selection:
Adult Beach Cruisers in 17, 19, and 21 inch sizes
Kids: 11 inch mini mountain bikes, plus an odd assortment of smaller bikes with and without training wheels.

- Bikes must stay on Lake Drive only.
- ID or Parent ID is required.
- Helmets absolutely required for age 16 or under.

Druid Hill Park
Hanlon Dr / East Dr at the Tennis Courts
Baltimore, MD

Our last Saturday ride will be May 29th -- we move to Wednesdays (4:30 - 7:30) as of June 2nd!

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Jewish Baltimore on Wheels

Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 10:00 - 14:00

(Please note this RESCHEDULED date! The event on 4/25 was postponed due to inclement weather.)


Jewish Baltimore on Wheels
Bicycle Tour
10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
JMM members and non-members: $20.00

See Baltimore from a new vantage point as we cycle through streets that were once quintessentially Jewish, and discover how they’ve changed over the years. We’ll stop in at some 19th century synagogues, some still used for worship, and others now used in different ways. The trip concludes with a visit to the JMM and a tour of our historic synagogues. Lunch is on your own at Attmans, the oldest remaining Jewish deli on Lombard Street. 

The tour leaves from the JMM at 10 a.m. Free parking is available. The tour is approximately 12 miles and is mostly flat. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Pre-registration and advance payment required.

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Free! Bike Movie Night at Windup Space, May 11, 2010

Bmore Fixed will host a FREE screening of the 80's BMX classic Rad!
We will also be holding a silent auction that will benefit Ride for the Feast, a 140 mile charity ride for Moveable Feast Baltimore.
Tuesday, May 11th at 6PM
The Windup Space
12 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211

Plenty of bike parking out front!

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[Start time chaged to 8:30] Baltimore Brew and Bicycle Works present the 3rd Annual May Day Roll

The Baltimore Brew and Baltimore Bicycle Works present:



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/

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