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Baltimore Tours- Bicycle

[B' Spokes: I found this on Craig's List and thought it was worth a mention here but I have no knowledge of the folks that run the tour.]
Enjoy a bicycle tour through Baltimore. Experience more than just the inner harbor and enjoy the character and the fun streets of Baltimore. Our tours go through, Little Italy, Fells Point, Harbor East, Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Locust Point. and Fort McHenry. The cost is $5 per person and canned good donations for Bea Gaddy Family Center. There is a great need for food for the Thanksgiving dinner this year. You will need to provide your own bicycle or you can rent one from several sources in the city. For more information, including private tours, bicycle or walking. Also available are travel services for those visiting needing assistance with their travel to Baltimore. Contact for more information and services.

Touringbaltimore @ gmail.com

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10/10/10 Global Work Party Bike Ride

Time Sunday, October 10 · 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location Streets of Baltimore
Created By Baltimore Bicycle Works
More Info In conjunction with the 10/10/10 Global Work Party initiative, BBW is planning a bike ride through Baltimore to promote and celebrate the bicycle as a mode of transportation. The 10 mile route will follow the Jones Falls Tail north into surrounding neighborhoods ending in Druid Hill with music, food and discussions. All are welcome to join, helmets are required.

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Wednesday Night Ride

On Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, the Wind Up Space on North Ave. is having a bike event <a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20100915213435444">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20100915213435444</a>;

At the conclusion,approximately around 8:00 pm, I propose a short night ride around the City. Lights and helmets an absolute for a night ride. It may only be 10 miles or so, but it depends on who is interested. The area for the event is an up and coming region of the City known as Station North. It is not an upscale area, but I have been to many events at the Wind Up Space this year, and it's been cool. Let's see if there's any interest. If anyone wants to see an area of the City at night, or if anyone is going to bike to the event and wants to be escorted home, that's all perfectly acceptable........thx.............Penny

<a href="http://www.meetup.com/Biking-in-Bmore/calendar/14827989/?a=socialmedia">http://www.meetup.com/Biking-in-Bmore/calendar/14827989/?a=socialmedia</a>;

The Windup Space

12 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 244-8855

How to find us
&quot;Pretty much everyone knows me, but I will wear a white Tour De France hat&quot;

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Bike commuters unite!

Hi everybody,

Are you a local bike commuter looking for company on your commute into and out of downtown Baltimore City?

A few weeks ago I got assaulted again and have taken a break from riding in the city, but I don't want to let this stop me from riding. I'd love to find some people to ride with. Please comment back or contact me if you're interested. There's safety in numbers.

In the last two years I used to ride in the mornings from Waverly/Charles Village (around 7:30am) via Guilford Ave and Lovegrove Alley from Penn Station. to Mt. Vernon. And similar route back In the evenings, about 5:15pm. Sometimes I'd take Charles St. or on really nice days, Falls Rd, via Wyman Park Dr. &amp;amp; Hopkins Campus, too.


PS: Fear not - I'm by no means an athlete, in top shape or hard to keep up with. Hahaha :)
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Bmore Fixed presents Halloween the Alley Cat

Bmore Fixed presents Halloween the Alley Cat. A checkpoint race on the streets of Baltimore on Sunday October 31st. Great sponsors so come out and win some cool stuff! wear a costume... win a prize, crash your bike... win a prize, race on a bmx... win a prize, plus many other ways to win! There are still a few things... in the works so stay tuned for sponsor updates, start location, and after party info here or at <a href="http://www.bmorefixed.blogspot.com">www.bmorefixed.blogspot.com</a>; .

If you'd like to help out the race in any way or don't want to race but still want to be involved, hit me up here or send me an email at bmorefixed&quot;at&quot;gmail.com . Invite your friends, the more the merrier!

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Larry's Ride Saturday September 25, 2010



Larry's Ride

On Tuesday, April 6th, 2010, Larry Bensky was struck by a car and killed while bicycling on Butler Road, near Falls Road, in Baltimore County.

Larry left behind two daughters and a wife, and will be sorely missed by his family and community.

Help us raise awareness of cyclists, and prevent similar tragedies. Join us on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 and ride in memory of Larry.


Ride Details

Saturday September 25, 2010

42 Mile Ride - 9:00am
20 Mile Ride - 9:30am
10 Mile Ride - 10:00am

Start Point:
Spring Meadow Farms

Cost (includes one t-shirt and meal after ride):
Rider - pre-registered: $25
            day of: $30

Non-Rider (single) - pre-registered: $15
                                day of: $20

Non-Rider (family) - pre-registered: $25
                                day of: $30

Following the rides will be a cookout and activities for everyone!

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In response to many requests, an education trust fund has been created for the benefit of Larry's girls, Gabriella and Katelyn.  If you wish to donate to the fund, checks can be sent to:

The Lawrence J. Bensky Memorial Education Trust Fund
c/o Bensky Construction, LLC
1015 Leslie Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

Or use the PayPal Link Below

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Weekly bike rides Thursday @ 9pm


I am a current graduate student at MICA and I have been organizing a weekly nighttime riding group. So far ridership has been pretty low; but I am hoping to continue it and get more people interested. I learned about the Midnight Riders in LA and really loved the biking culture there and I hope to create that type of riding environment here in Baltimore. The ride is every Thursday @ 9pm and we meet at the Monument (doesn't matter which direction since I often bike in circles so that I am visible). The ride is a light to moderate pace and it s an effort to explore the city in a different manner within a group and less traffic.

Thanks for your time!

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Second ciclovia will be held on Roland Avenue Oct. 31

By Larry Perl
(Enlarge) Bicyclists ride along Roland Avenue during last year's Sunday Streets ciclovia. The even--in which the street is closed to traffic and open to pedestrians, runners, skateboarders, picnickers and bike riders--is back for its second year and will be held Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 33rd Street will also be closed. (File photo /2009)
For the second year in a row, Roland Avenue will be closed to traffic for one day next month so the street can be taken over by bicyclists and pedestrians in an effort to promote recreation, fitness, neighborhood cohesiveness and local sustainability.

And this year, organizers are adding a second street -- 33rd Street between Druid Hill Park and Lake Montebello.

The Oct. 31 ciclovia (pronounced sick-low-VEE-ah; it's Spanish for bike path) was first organized by the Roland Park Civic League as "Sunday Streets" on Oct. 23, 2009, and drew hundreds of people.

Southbound Roland Avenue was blocked to motor vehicles between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., so that people of all ages could walk, run, have picnics, and ride bikes and skateboards. Area students and other volunteers were trained and deployed as safety officers. Northbound Roland Avenue remained open to cars because it was the side with businesses and city officials wanted to leave it open, organizers said then.

At the time, organizers hoped to have a larger Sunday Streets event in March 2010, connecting Roland Park, Lake Montebello and Druid Hill Park.

Now, the concept is growing even bigger -- and is being co-sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods, making it a city event.

The BMore Streets for People Coalition, a group of community and business leaders, is working with the city to sponsor a series of Sunday morning ciclovias, as often as four times a year, in which selected streets would open Sunday mornings, exclusively for nondrivers.

BMore Streets for People became an official city program in May, said Mike McQuestion, a co-organizer and member of the Roland Park Civic League.

The coalition tried to organize a ciclovia for this past March, but the expected funding never materialized because the city failed to get a $4 million federal anti-obesity grant -- of which $200,000 per year was earmarked for Sunday Streets, McQuestion said.

The budget for next month's event is about $40,000, much of it for city permits and most of it being raised by the civic and business communities, said McQuestion, who is a member of the Roland Park Civic League. The city police department will help defray costs by charging less for security and traffic control, he said.

McQuestion said he is encouraged that the city is getting more involved in the event. He said organizers thought the city had given up on the project until a few weeks ago, when the mayor's Office of Neighborhoods called him and suggested the Oct. 31 date. It turned out the office had been holding planning meetings about the ciclovia without his knowledge, he said.

The ciclovia will again be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Roland Avenue route will connect with the 33rd Street route. It's not clear yet which side of 33rd will be closed off -- or whether both sides will be, McQuestion said.

Bicyclists on 33rd Street will be allowed to cross North Charles Street and use roads near University Parkway, including Art Museum, Wyman Park and San Martin drives, as well as a carriage road behind the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, he said.

McQuestion said 38 cities in 11 countries have organized such ciclovias or programs like them.

The 2006 Baltimore Bicycle Master Plan called for a network of streets that can be used for bicycling and that the city's 2009 Sustainability Plan incorporates the plan and proposes citywide ciclovias, he said.

Ultimately, McQuestion hopes to see the ciclovias citywide and simultaneously, with as much as 40 miles of streets being closed to motor vehicle traffic.

That could happen next year.

"Every time we do it, we want to add more miles amd get more neighborhoods involved," McQuestion said.

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