Thursday morning 11/27, photo at 9:00, get back on the trail for a fun social ride no later than 09:30, sooner if possible. Tell as many people as you like. and also let them know where they can view the photo. So far weather looks good for thursday......
Last years photo can be found
<a href="http://donaldstar.smugmug.com/Sports/622615/">http://donaldstar.smugmug.com/Sports/622615/</a> if you print the first 5 photos in the gallery and join them together you have a 44 11" photo, 80 people, 80 bikes.
We can top that.
Why not modify your Sat ride to go by the festival? One can cycle from Ashland to New Freedom on the NCR Trail, see the festival, continue 2 miles north on the trail to town of Railroad, turn right to reach Susquehanna Trail (York Rd), and take York Rd south to Parkton. Then ride the trail back to Ashland. Easy 50 mile ride w/ little climbing.
Or one can take a 50 mile easier version of the Seven Towns & Seven Valleys Ride, starting in Hampstead. Go north on Hanover Pike (RT 30) and turn right onto Linesboro Rd (RT 86). Then follow the regular Seven Valleys route to the New Freedom Festival. After the festival, continue on the regular route, but remain on Beckleysville Rd. Do not turn onto Spooks Hill. Traverse the scenic Prettyboy watershed w/ some hills. Turn left at Gunpowder Rd, which later crosses Falls Rd (RT 25) and becomes Mt Carmel Rd. Follow Mt Carmel Rd west back to Hampstead.
If anyone wishes to ride to the festival [email me and I will forward to the ride leader]
Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith, Governor Martin O’Malley and Mayor Sheila Dixon held a press conference to announce plans for a homecoming celebration for Michael Phelps, Katie Hoff and other Maryland Olympians. Baltimore County will host a Parade of Gold on Saturday, October 4 at 3 p.m. in Towson.
The parade will take place on York Road, beginning at Burke Avenue, continuing on York Road through the neighborhoods where Michael and Katie grew up, and ending at Anneslie Road. The homecoming celebration will continue later that day with a Star-Spangled Banner Salute to Maryland’s Olympians including Michael Phelps at Fort McHenry at 7 p.m.
Come out to welcome them home! For updated information, please visit <a href="http://baltimore.org/phelps">http://baltimore.org/phelps</a>.
Join us by 6:00 Pm at City Hall -or- be at Droodle around 6:30 and pedal along for a while.
Be there or be an unfit shape for a bicycle wheel.
A relaxed pace ride (~10mph) to RennFest
I am riding with a couple of ladies who have never done this type of ride before (one did do it last weekend which is where the picture came from) and anyone is welcome to join us.
I am riding out and back sometime after lunch (back at a faster pace hopefully) but there may be two slots available to be driven back (email to confirm.)
Tentative schedule (and ~miles one way)
4:30 AM Leaving Pikesville (50)
5:00 AM Leaving Mt Washington (45)
5:30 AM Leaving Hampden (40)
6:00 AM Leaving Inner Harbor (35)
7:00 AM BWI Trail (25)
7:30 AM B&A Trail/Marley Station Mall (20)
9:00 AM Annapolis (5)
9:30 AM RennFest
The Forum will be your opportunity to tell advocates and policy makers what you think needs to be done to make Maryland a more bike-friendly state. It will also be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with old and new friends.
If you are interested in attending, please contact rchambers"at"onelesscar.org or ws.kelly"at"att.net
The ride starts and ends at the same location in Gwynns Falls / Leakin Park at Winans Meadow. Lunch will be catered in the park. $15.00 per person
Meet at Trail Head 2
4500 Franklintown Rd.
Please RSVP to Anne Draddy - Anne.Draddy"at"baltimorecity.GOV or Mike Strawbridge - michael.strawbridge"at"baltimorecity.gov 410-365-8830. If you need a bicycle, please let Mike know in advance.
Noon-1pm, War Memorial Plaza (directly across from City Hall). Hosted by Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. Enjoy live jazz music, cajun food and Mardi Gras beads. Free. 410-396-7900.
Friends of Druid Hill Park Summer Celebration Potluck Picnic
Druid Hill Park-World War I Grove of Remembrance just north of the Zoo, between the Zoo entrance and Greenspring Avenue, 6:30–8:00 pm. This gathering is free and open to all. After some brief business, we'll enjoy mingling and music. Bring a chair or blanket, a dish to share and a serving implement. Plates, napkins, utensils and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center Plaza Outdoor Film Series
Hopkins Plaza, films start at sunset (around 9 PM)
Park opens at 7pm. Bring blankets, snacks, beverages. The park has chairs and tables for use off the lawn. Porto-Sans will be available for restrooms. Stop by Coburn’s Tavern for dinner and the Taharka Brothers kiosk for ice cream. Phone: 410-244-1030
Featured film: Epic Movie
Films on the Pier
Fells Point Broadway Pier, 8:45 pm
The Sound Garden and Su Casa present films every Wednesday this summer on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point. BYOC-bring your own chair! Screenings on a 300 square ft. jumbo screen with professional sound. In case of rainouts, movies will be shown on Thursdays.
Featured film: The Birds
2 @ 7:00 PM from Glen Ave Fire House,
1 @ 7:20 University and Saint Paul
2 @ 7:30 Red Emma's (St Paul & Madison)
Go outside and play.