Baltimore Bike Lovers are Gearing up for Spring!

Spring is finally here, and its time to get outside and get some exercise. Baltimoreans are gearing up with a whole slew of bike events to get your springing back in to action after the winter lull. Here is a list of bike events going on around the city over the next couple months, courtesy of an article by Ron Cassie, at Baltimore Magazine. The first event is TOMORROW NIGHT, so get your costume ready and get out and ride!

1) Baltimore Bike Party, March 29: Last Friday of every month ride around the city, including after-party. This month’s theme is Superheroes and Supervillians.

2) Project Clean Stream, April 6: Nonprofit MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts) and the Department of Public Works team to clean up the Loch Raven Reservoir area. Post-clean up barbeque. So this isn’t actually a bike event, but it is sponsored by the folks from MORE and they need your support to make it a success. Roll your sleeves up and go get muddy!

3) Rec & Parks Bike Rides, April 22nd – 27th
Celebrate Baltimore Green Week with bike rides around the city with the Recreation and Parks Department.

  • On Monday (22), Wednesday (24) and Friday (26),  join BCRP for a Parade to the Park starting at the BCPSS HQ at North & Guilford Aves.  Visit a different park for an hour long ride. (You must bring your own bike)
  • On Tuesday (23) and Thursday (24) join BCRP for a lunchtime ride starting at War Memorial Plaza. Bikes will be provided.
  • On Saturday (27), take a Tree Tour of Droodle (Druid Hill) by bike starting at noon from EcoFestival

4) East Coast Greenway Conference, April 26-27: Friday Happy Hour reception and ride, followed by day-long conference at the Inner Harbor’s World Trade Center. From their blog: “The East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. Nearly 25 percent of the route is already on safe, traffic-free paths.” More info on Greenway network here.

5) “ROAR” for AutismApril 28th: ROAR to break the silence surrounding autism.  25-mile bike ride through scenic Baltimore County, or you may choose to run/walk in our partial road/partial cross country inaugural 5k race. There will also be a low-mileage family fun walk for individuals of all ages. Followed by a Family Fun Festival at Oregon Ridge Park

6) Kinetic Sculpture Race, May 4: Sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum, simply the wildest bicycling event in Baltimore, or maybe anywhere. Check the photos of last year’s bicycled-powered, amphibious “race.”

Courtesy: Media.tumblr.com

7) Bike to Work Day, May 17: Organized in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and includes events in Columbia, Annapolis, Towson and Bel Air. Last year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined in the fun.

8) Bike Jam, May 19: Annual day of men’s and women’s bicycles races, including the Kelly Cup Pro Race, and family activities at Patterson Park. International and local racers competing. Two casual, recreation rides around town, a 12-miler and a 31-miler early in the morning.

9) Tour dem Parks, June 9th: Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230, 7:00AM – 3:00PM “Rain or Shine.” The annual bike ride that winds through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run, and Druid Hill Park, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore’s parks, environment and cycling groups.

 

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