The Department of Transportation (DOT) is conducting bike commuter counts May 7th, 8th & 9th. We've seen a dramatic increase in commuter traffic over the past 3 years. With even more bike improvements on the ground, we anticipate this trend continuing. Volunteers are needed at several locations across the city. Register to help here!
May 8 - Bike to School Day
Join over 1,000 events around the country on Wednesday, May 8 to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school. Registered schools and communities will be entered into the National Bike to School Day 2013 Bicycle Parking Rack Giveaway.
To coordinate a bike to school day event in your community, visit the Keep Going! section of the web site below for tips and resources. There are currently Bike to School events in Baltimore and Bel Air. Visit www.walkbiketoschool.org to find out more.
Need to freshen up on your bike safety and riding skills this spring? In addition to the fun and fitness benefits of biking, it's an affordable and eco-friendly way to commute to work. Enoch Pratt Library is teaming up with Bike Maryland to host a series of bike workshops during bike Month! 3pm at Light Street Branch Library. Learn more here.
May 14, 2013 Action Committee for Transit
7:30pm. The speaker for May 14 will be Larry Cole, Montgomery County Planning Department, to discuss “Planning for Bus Rapid Transit and MARC Expansion.”
ACT meetings are now held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place 20910, in the Ellsworth Room.
The Silver Spring Civic Building is at the corner of Fenton St & Ellsworth Dr. It is an eight minute walk north from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Many bus routes can take you to and from the meeting. Ride-On #15 and #19 stop at the corner of Wayne Ave & Fenton St; Metrobus routes Z6 and Z8 and Ride-On routes #9 and #12 stop along Colesville Road; Ride-On #16, #17, and #20 pass by on Fenton St. Learn more here: www.actfortransit.org
May 15 - Fifteen Years Down the Road: Baltimore and the Bicycle
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be hosting an open-house on May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morgan State University (Student Center, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251) to discuss updates to the 2006 Bicycle Master Plan. The plan will set up infrastructure and programming goals for the next 15 years. Stop by and let the City know where you would like to see more bike lanes and what else it can do to improve your bike trips. For more information, call the Department of Transportation at (410) 396-6802.
Register Early and Ride in Style – First 12,000 Receive Free Bike to Work Day T-shirt at Choice of Over 70 Pit Stop Celebrations
Registration for the metropolitan Washington region’s annual Bike to Work Day 2013 on Friday, May 17 is now open at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org. This year’s Bike to Work Day will be bigger than ever with more than a dozen new pit stops added, for a total of 72 in the region — District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – offering cyclists refreshments, entertainment and giveaways as part of the celebration. Bike to Work Day, organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), prompts thousands of area commuters to bicycle to work to highlight and promote this clean commute option.
“Bike to Work Day is a great way to promote bicycling as an alternative to driving alone to work. Ten percent of BTWD participants reported that they started cycling to work after participating in their first BTWD event,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections. “And it encourages those who already bike, to do it more often. More than 20 percent of BTWD participants say cycling is now a regular part of their commutes.”
Bike to Work Day 2013 - City Dock in Annapolis, MD 5/17/13 7AM - 9AM
Bike to Work Day 2013 - Columbia Mall, MD 5/17/13 7AM - 9AM - details.
Bike to Work Day 2013 - Towson Court House, MD 5/17/13 7AM - 9AM
Bike to Work Day 2013 - Downtown Bel Air MD 5/17/13 7AM - 9AM
Bike to Work Day 2013 - White Marsh: IKEA, CCBC 5/17/13 8:30AM - 10
Bike to Work Day 2013 in Salisbury - learn more here!
Need to freshen up on your bike safety and riding skills this spring? In addition to the fun and fitness benefits of biking, it's an affordable and eco-friendly way to commute to work. Enoch Pratt Library is teaming up with Bike Maryland to host a series of bike workshops during bike Month! 11am at Roland Branch Library. Learn more here.
Two scenic RecRide bicycle tours give you a close-up view of beautiful Charm City on May 19th. Start - Patterson Park, Baltimore. Fully stocked rest stop with refreshments at Druid Hill Park. Join the celebration at the end of the RecRide - stay in Patterson Park and celebrate as BikeJam 2013 plays host to Pro Bicycle Championships.
Enjoy food vendors, beer, live music and the super-fast BikeJam 2013 pro bicycle races! Enjoy the fun at the Bike and Health Expo.
Proceeds support Bike Maryland!
FALLSTAFF, GLEN, CROSS COUNTRY AND CHESWOLDE COMMUNITIES
The City of Baltimore is updating the Bicycle Master Plan. Baltimore has made great strides in becoming a more bicycle-friendly city over the past 6 years. The new bike plan will focus efforts to expand bicycling facilities to more areas of the city, encouraging more people to choose biking. We are planning an Open House to allow the community to offer input as we update the plan. This is your opportunity to voice feedback on how we can make trips safer and more convenient by bike in your community! Don’t miss this opportunity to provide your feedback and comments concerning the plan.
NEIGHBORS AND CONSTINUENCES. CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
5809 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Please contact Kohl Fallin, DOT NW Liaison with any questions or concerns. Kohl.Fallin@baltimorecity.gov 443-984-4095.
Join the Baltimore Bicycling Club and enjoy four days cycling the lightly traveled roads of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. Rides of 11 to 100 miles meander along flat to rolling roads — through rural towns and along scenic rivers. Only 80 miles from Baltimore/DC, 90 miles from Philadelphia, and 170 miles from New York—we stay on the campus of Washington College, located in the historic port town of Chestertown, MD. (Info on Washington College and Chestertown at www.washcoll.edu). Award winning cuisine, dessert and cordial parties, dancing, and great music will round out your perfect bicycling experience. Check-in: Friday Noon until 10 PM and Saturday 8 AM until 10 AM Check-out: Monday by 4 PM. For info go to www.baltobikeclub.org - Click on Kent County Spring Fling. Funds support Bike Maryland.
How can we improve biking and walking in Maryland over the next 20 years? What are key focus areas and strategies? Please join the Maryland Department of Transportation on Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8pm at the Rockville Memorial Library to discuss the ongoing update of the Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Can’t make it to Rockville? You can also join the meeting online. More information and access
to the online meeting available at: http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/bikewalkplan.
Registration to open soon - summer 2013.
Registration to open soon - summer 2013.
Would you like to be a Bike MINDED Safety Program volunteer this summer? We need you! Please view the Bike-MINDED Safety Program calendar of events HERE. We host free youth and adult bicycle safety workshops and are seeking bicycle ambassadors! Contact Katie Gore to volunteer.
Send us bike workshop/event information (bike related, non-profit organizations or sponsors only) to Bike Maryland.