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Mountain bike ride at Patapsco State Park

There is an annual, fun, mountain bike ride at Patapsco State Park (Avalon area) from the Trailhead opposite the Park and Ride off the I-195 exit. The details for the mountain bike ride are as follows:

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&quot; photo, 80 people, 80 bikes.

We can top that.
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New Freedom Festival Sat, Sept 20 10am - 4pm Anyone interested?

This coming Sat is New Freedom's 4th annual Community Festival that will include music, art, railroad history, etc. Admission is free. At 9am people will race hand propelled railcars. At dusk there will be an outdoor movie.
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 &amp; 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]
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Homecoming Celebration for Michael Phelps

[The Fort McHenry event looks like it might be fun to bike to, I'm off doing something else but others may be interested in this.]

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>;.
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Rides aroud the reservoir

Rec. and Parks is still at it, if you missed the Wednesday rides now you have two opportunities to catch the ride on Saturday Sept 13th and 20th from 10AM to Noon. @ Druid Hill Park by the tennis courts.
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Friday evening ride

Six o'clock in the evening Sept. 5th, starting in front of City Hall, going to Druid Lake and back.

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.
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RennFest Sun 8/31

Bike rider at sunrise
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

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OLC to Convene Statewide Summit for Bicycle Advocates on October 6th

One Less Car, in conjunction with bicycle clubs around Central Maryland, will be hosting a Fall Bicycle Forum on Monday October 6, 2008 at 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the Applied Physics Lab-APL in Laurel.

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&quot;at&quot;onelesscar.org or ws.kelly&quot;at&quot;att.net

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Charm City Bike and Brunch this Saturday on the Gwynns Falls Trail

Come out for a Saturday ride in the park. This Saturday, August 16th, join the monthly Charm City Bike and Brunch for a guided tour of the Gwynns Falls Trail.

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.
10:00 a.m.

Please RSVP to Anne Draddy - Anne.Draddy&quot;at&quot;baltimorecity.GOV or Mike Strawbridge - michael.strawbridge&quot;at&quot;baltimorecity.gov 410-365-8830. If you need a bicycle, please let Mike know in advance.
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What you can bike to around town this Wednesday, August 13

Wednesday Lunch and Leisure Series: Mardi Gras
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. friendsofdruidhillpark@gmail.com.

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
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Flicks on the hill by bike

[Any interest in having a bike party June 26 showing of &quot;Chariots of Fire&quot; ? I'll be heading down from Mt Washington, Roland Ave, University and St Paul. If I can &quot;pick you up&quot; along the way let me know. Other bike convoys from other locations are encouraged.]

So far:
2 @ 7:00 PM from Glen Ave Fire House,
1 @ 7:20 University and Saint Paul
2 @ 7:30 Red Emma's (St Paul &amp; Madison)
5 total

Go outside and play.


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