For the third time, Proteus will be celebrating ghosts, ghouls and candy with the RIDE OF THE LIVING DEAD halloween party! Sound good? Here's how you participate:
* get a cool costume (optional but encouraged)
* show up at proteus betwen 9:30-10 am on Saturday Oct 27.
* Go for a ride with us. This will be a relaxed, fun, no stress ride. All you mile hungry road vampires should plan to wake up early and feast upon the road before you show up. Cue sheets will be provided for people who wake up late from their mummy tombs or want to take an even slower zombie's pace. (Hey, sometimes you gotta stop to smell the spiders!)
* Bring a snack or beverage to share (also optional)
* Enjoy some company, conversation and snacks. At roughly 12 PM there will be music provided by Baltimore's Caleb Stine (read more about him below).
Six charges were filed against Michael Crum, of Washington, including theft for five bicycles that police said he stole from students on the campus.
"He's definitely one of the guys that is a leading stealer of bikes on campus," said Dillon. "It's a relatively low-risk kind of criminal activity unless you start stealing bikes in front of cops."
Plainclothes officers in were hanging fliers on bikes encouraging owners to register with the university's database of bicycle serial numbers and corresponding owners, when they spotted Crum ride up on another stolen bike with flat tires, Dillon said.
"We hope and expect him to see jail time for this," Dillon said.
By Tom Pelton | Sun reporter
Fifty women on racing bicycles, wearing sunglasses, helmets, gloves and bright jerseys, gathered in a fiercely competitive-looking group at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore County yesterday.
But instead of racing, they shared. One by one, they went around the circle introducing themselves, describing why they love to ride and how much it means for their mental and physical health.
"I feel like this is A.A.," one rider confessed, referring to Alcoholics Anonymous. And then they took off on a 25-mile ride under a glorious blue sky.
Susan Olson, a business consultant from Westminster, helped organize the event, which was sponsored in part by Joe's Bike Shop of Mount Washington and Trek bicycle manufacturing company.
"This is the only all-women riding event in the Baltimore area - and one of the very few in the U.S.," Olson said.
"We want to be a model for other cities that want to hold similar events."
She explained that men are barred from riding to provide an atmosphere comfortable for women who are just learning how to handle racing bikes.
"Some women are nervous about riding with men, because the men are what we call 'hammerheads,' and that can be a little intimidating," Olson said, bullhorn in hand, as she rallied a team of riders.
By "hammerheads," she was referring to the aggressive maneuvers cyclists can make in packs of other cyclists, which can result in wipeouts.
Part of the goal of the annual cycling event is to encourage women to climb back into the saddle. Many rode bicycles as kids, but then took decades off to focus on careers and family.
"It's good exercise, a good mental release, and it's good for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which is how I see the world," said Elizabeth Ridlington, one of the organizers....
And if you would like to participate more info: <a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070814112317684">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20070814112317684</a>
(This event is cool and should not be missed.)
College Park - After working to reduce the numbers of cars on the College Park campus by promoting its shuttle bus system, the University of Maryland is now focusing on increasing the use of bikes.
The "Smart Bike" has arived in Annapolis.
Hey, Free Wheelers, rode too far out? Tired?
All Free Wheelin' customers are given a pass to ride any Annapolis Transit bus for free. All buses are equipped with bike racks.
John Isaacs was struck by a van coming from rear back in May our near Thurmont. He is back at work and doing OK. He hopes to be riding again next season. (There is healing that still has to take place.)
Yesterday the case went to trial in Frederick District court. The three witness, myself, John and Jessie the woman who lived next to where the accident happened, testified that John was riding on the right, that the road was straight and level, that there was no other traffic, that the driver did not brake until after he hit John.
The driver, defending himself (I had expected him to have a lawyer) testified that John had
Based in Columbia, the event will feature a dinner with Lance on Oct 26th, followed by a day of rides (20 mile, Metric).