Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Fit before Flicks: Group Ride with Race Pace Bicycles

From the organizers:

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) & Race Pace Bicycles are teaming up once again for the annual Tours de Federal Hill bike rides – offered July 26 and August 30! See the local sights & scenery from the seat of your 2-wheeler on these relaxed, evening rides. On both nights, we'll meet 6:30pm at Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Highway), then pedal through the historic neighborhoods & parks of Federal Hill, ending at AVAM around 8pm – just in time for you to visit the museum & catch the free Flicks from the Hill movie at 9pm!

Free Flicks
After the ride, stick around for the free Flicks from the Hill series on Federal Hill Park. The flick on July 26 is Clue and on August 30 is Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

Free Museum Admission
After the ride, take a stroll through our current exhibition: The Great Mystery Show, as the museum is OPEN & FREE from 5pm to 9pm on Flicks nights. Then, grab a blanket and relax under the stars while you enjoy a free outdoor movie on Federal Hill Park, part of AVAM's critically-acclaimed, free outdoor film series, Flicks from the Hill.

About the Fit before Flicks series
The bike rides are part of our Fit before Flicks series, offering a free, fitness activity led by a different fitness expert each week on Thursdays, July 19-August 30, before our Flicks from the Hill screenings.

Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather, you can check AVAM's Facebook page for the latest updates about the ride. www.facebook.com/theavam

Need a Bike?
Bring your own bike, or rent one from Race Pace Federal Hill (please call ahead to reserve as supply is limited: 410-986-0001); helmets, lights & locks are encouraged too.

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Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

**Mobile Bike Shop: Reservoir Hill Resource Fair**

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Our Mobile Bike Shop will be stationed at the 13th Annual Reservoir Hill Resource Fair and Music Festival!

Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

So bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again! We work on both kids and adult bikes, and we're always happy to show you how to fix something and answer any questions you have about your bike.

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Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

USGBCMD Alternative Transportation Strategies for Maryland

  • Crosswinds at Annapolis Towne Centre (map)
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From the organizers:

Get out of your car and into the reality of alternative transportation. Join us as we explore some of the many alternative transportation options around Maryland. We will examine exciting developments in many forms of local transportation and how these maximizing the use of these alternative transportation options can reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use in our area.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

**Mobile Bike Shop: Boundary Block Party**

  • Pennsylvania Avenue and Presstman Street Baltimore, 21217 (map)
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Our Mobile Bike Shop will be stationed at the  11th annual BOUNDARY BLOCK PARTY, hosted by No Boundaries Coalition and Jubilee Arts Baltimore

Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

So bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again! We work on both kids and adult bikes, and we're always happy to show you how to fix something and answer any questions you have about your bike.

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

**I Bike, I Vote**

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Join us to kick off the next phase of I Bike, I Vote!

I Bike, I Vote is Bikemore's campaign to get people who bike (and walk and take public transit!) to the polls this election year, and make livable streets a key campaign issue for candidates.

We'll have candidate survey responses to give you an idea of where candidates stand on transportation issues, and you'll be able to sign up to volunteer for Get Out The Vote initiatives.

More details to come! Save the date!

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore City & Neighborhood Bike Tour

  • Harbor East Bike Share (in front of the Landmark Theatre) (map)
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Get to know Baltimore beyond the harbor and standard tourist attractions. Come alone, bring friends, or bring family. Whether you are on a weekend getaway, local and looking for a new activity with friends, considering moving to the city and want to learn more first, or just want to get out, join us.

This ride includes popular sites along the Baltimore Harbor waterfront, culture in the city center, and the history, legacy, and culture of nearby historically black communities, landmarks, and popular hubs of today's movers and shakers. This is a one of a kind casual tour that aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect, and nourish the mind and belly. Maybe you will even make a new friend or two.

Ride, see Baltimore, have fun….and of course have brunch!

Tickets: $30

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Jun
10
7:30 AM07:30

Tour dem Parks, Hon!

Save the date for the 16th Annual Tour dem Parks!

Tour dem Parks, Hon! is the annual bike ride that takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods for a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Proceeds support Baltimore's parks, as well as environmental, "friends of parks", and cycling groups.

> More info + registration.

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore City & Neighborhood Bike Tour

  • Harbor East Bike Share (in front of the Landmark Theatre) (map)
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Get to know Baltimore beyond the harbor and standard tourist attractions. Come alone, bring friends, or bring family. Whether you are on a weekend getaway, local and looking for a new activity with friends, considering moving to the city and want to learn more first, or just want to get out, join us.

This ride includes popular sites along the Baltimore Harbor waterfront, culture in the city center, and the history, legacy, and culture of nearby historically black communities, landmarks, and popular hubs of today's movers and shakers. This is a one of a kind casual tour that aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect, and nourish the mind and belly. Maybe you will even make a new friend or two.

Ride, see Baltimore, have fun….and of course have brunch!

Tickets: $30

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May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Baltimore Bike Party: May Ride

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Join Baltimore Bike Party for a ride every last Friday of the month! 

RIDE BASICS

Who: All are welcome!
Where: Meets at St Mary's Park in Seton Hill with routes through Baltimore varying each month
When: meet at 6:30pm, ride at 7:00pm
Length: ~8 miles, with 1 or 2 stops along the way
Pace: No drop/all levels welcome; ~6-10mph


FROM THE ORGANIZERS

We’re Baltimore Bike Party! We are a mass monthly ride for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We stay together, in a slow pace (usually ~10mph), following a different route every month, pre-selected by our volunteers and posted ahead of time. Each month has a theme and ends at a different location.

Why? Because it’s awesome to ride your bike!  It’s even MORE awesome to ride your bike with friends. Don’t have friends who ride? Come make some!  We are all about building the cycling community!

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

West Baltimore Murals and History by Bike

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From the organizers:

West Baltimore is full of public art and rich in history. On our tour, we’ll explore loads of both, as well as sites of transportation and communication innovation.

On the art side, Baltimore began a celebrated public mural program in the 1970s, including many in West Baltimore. We’ll cover murals on Viva House, a Catholic Workers refuge that has been serving the poor for over 50 years, as well as artwork through Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and Druid Heights that features uplifting works by Mary Carfagno Ferguson, Pontella Mason, Gary Mullen, and Ernest Shaw Jr. Along the way we will learn about the current Art at Work youth program created after the 2015 Uprising to empower youth through employment and mural training.

On the history side, West Baltimore has transformed from farms and country estates into a set of primarily rowhouse neighborhoods that is intertwined with the city’s rich social, political, and creative heritage. It was also the location of two seminal events in the 19th century that helped shape world history. No only did Samuel Morse’s first long distance telegraph line start here, so did the first mile of railroad track.

We are lucky to have not one but two veteran tour leaders for this outing: Graham Coreil-Allen and Ralph Brown. The total distance is approximately 5 miles and we will ride at leisurely pace.

Cost: $15

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Blessing Of The Bikes [Cancelled for weather]

**This event has been cancelled due to the weather. We'll post when a new date has been scheduled**

From the organizers:

Pastor Bonnie McCubbin will be giving a blessing of the bikes in the church parking lot, located two doors north of the church. 

The church is close to the avenue (couple of blocks north) and Rotunda (Couple of blocks south/west)

There will be signage, and snacks. No registration necessary. This will be rain or shine.

Questions? Contact Misty Letts at letsmystifyu@aol.com

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Wound Up [bike to] Trivia [night]

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Join Woundup Trivia for a night of bike trivia, beneifitting Bikemore!

From the organizers:

Guess what the weather is bearable and sometimes even nice. That means it's almost BIKE TO WORK DAY! Get accidentally drunk the night before and ruin your ride in the morning. Show off to your nerd friends. Pat yourself on the back for knowing things about bikes* even if you don't ride one that much.

Bribes this month benefit Bikemore, nonprofit heroes trying to make this city less of a demolition derby. (www.bikemore.net

Trivia is free to play. Bring up to five other teammates and maybe you'll win something. Craft round, weird prizes, actual good booze prizes, the whole deal.

*only some of this will be trivia about bikes

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May
15
6:00 PM18:00

*Fill the Room: Downtown Bike Network*

  • 1400 Orleans Street Baltimore, MD, 21231 United States (map)
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FILL THE ROOM! The Downtown Bike Network must contain a fully protected east-west connection.

Last year, construction was halted on the Downtown Bike Network due to the Baltimore City Fire Department's interpretation of International Fire Code.

The protected portion of the network would have connected east-west along Centre/Madison/Monument from MLK to Washington.

Baltimore City DOT is now redesigning the network to meet the demands of the Fire Department. 

It's still possible to design an all-ages protected facility and meet the Fire Department's demands along this corridor, but it would require significant redesign and some loss of parking. 

We do not yet know the details of redesign. We'll update you as we learn more. But plan to show up and speak out for a fully protected, all-ages design.

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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

*Fill the Room: Downtown Bike Network*

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FILL THE ROOM! The Downtown Bike Network must contain a fully protected east-west connection.

Last year, construction was halted on the Downtown Bike Network due to the Baltimore City Fire Department's interpretation of International Fire Code.

The protected portion of the network would have connected east-west along Centre/Madison/Monument from MLK to Washington.

Baltimore City DOT is now redesigning the network to meet the demands of the Fire Department. 

It's still possible to design an all-ages protected facility and meet the Fire Department's demands along this corridor, but it would require significant redesign and some loss of parking. 

We do not yet know the details of redesign. We'll update you as we learn more. But plan to show up and speak out for a fully protected, all-ages design.

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May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Transportation Camp Baltimore

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Young Professionals in Transportation is bringing Transportation Camp to Baltimore! Join us Saturday, May 12th at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Transportation Camp brings Baltimore into an international family of cities holding camps every year and highlights transportation’s impact on every aspect of people’s lives: equity, education, jobs, economic development, recreation, sustainability, and overall access to opportunity.

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

DOT Public Meeting On Proposed Covington St Cycle Track

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Baltimore City Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss Covington Street Cycle Track.

This is an important meeting to attend. The current design is inadequate and needs extension of the protected lane onto the block adjacent to Digital Harbor at minimum. The entire facility should be protected or converted into a bike boulevard treatment with traffic calming. Sharrows are not low-stress or all-ages bike infrastructure.

Please attend to ask for the whole project to be constructed as an all-ages design.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race through Baltimore of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep Inner Harbor waters, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! (The route is approximately 13-miles long.)

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

D Convo #91: Tactical Urbanism and Completing the Street

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This month we'll be the guest presenters at the monthly D Center Design Conversation! 

From the organizers:

Time to get our hands dirty! This D Convo is the first in a year long series on design prototyping. Let’s drive change in Baltimore by tackling community action opportunities and barriers.

Structure: We’ll meet once a month to cover a city challenge, introduce a partner working on that challenge, and workshop a big idea and a small intervention that could address that challenge with the partner. Interested parties will meet again to implement the small intervention and publicize the issue and intervention.

Who we need: Designers of all ilk! Marketing experts! videographers and photographers! Artists and craftspeople! Events planners! Community members wanting to get something done!
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This month's topic/partners:
Tactical Urbanism and Completing the Street - making great space for walking and biking with Danielle Parnes of Bikemore, and Graham Coreil-Allen, of Graham Projects

Let’s learn about Complete Streets and barriers to Complete Streets in Baltimore! Let’s discover Bikemore’s Big Jump! 

In conjunction with construction on Druid Park Lake Drive, the 28th Street bridge will be getting a biking and walking path. Let’s workshop how we can make it a space people enjoy using! 

Got an idea? Pipe up! Anyone can bring their thing to a Design Conversation. Ideas can be super serious or super silly-us.

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting

From the organizers:

WANTED: the Brave, the Talented, the Mediocre, the Unsuspecting Few KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018! Enjoy refreshments while you learn about the history of AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race & get the scoop from some veteran volunteers & Kinetinauts on what volunteer duties entail, then SIGN UP for a job! In search of: Medics on Wheels! Race Facilitators! Checkpoint Charlies! And more! 

Unable to attend this date? We have another meeting on Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:30pm.

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Baltimore WaterCycle 2018

  • 1 North Haven Street Baltimore, MD, 21224 United States (map)
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From the organizers:

Registration includes a complimentary Baltimore WaterCycle 2018 t-shirt. Funds raised will go to support Blue Water Baltimore.

The COTE | R Urban Bike Ride is shifting focus from land to water this year with the WaterCycle 2018 in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore. Join us for a bike tour of Baltimore’s harbor and Southeast neighborhoods, highlighting green infrastructure that promotes healthy streams and a healthy harbor.

The ride is about 8 – 10 miles and will begin and end at the Monument City Brewing Company. Parking is available in the Monument City parking lot where everyone will meet. Make sure your bike is on working order before joining the ride. Riders are also responsible for bringing their own water.

Stick around after the drinks at Monument City. A food truck will be onsite during lunch hours.

Tour Stops: Gallery Church Patterson Park, Mr. Trash Wheel, Floating Wetlands, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Library Square

Tickets: $20.00

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

**Reservoir Hill Big Jump Community Meeting**

Learn more about the proposed Big Jump project! Taking advantage of existing DPW construction, this project will create a walking and biking connection across Druid Park Lake Drive and the 28th Street bridge, connecting Remington directly to Reservoir Hill and Penn North.

Neighbors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project. 

> Read more about the project.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Maintenance & Mingle with Bike + Brunch

From the organizers:

Join #BikeandBrunchTours, cyclists, aspiring cyclists, and friends for the first Maintenance and Mingle of 2018! Thursday, April 26th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This event is open to all ride levels. If you know how to fix a flat and do not need maintenance help come anyway. Mingle among the company of other local #bikeLovers and #CycleLife fans. Buy a T-shirt, talk with us about joining our 2018 #SeagullCentury Team, find out about local social rides, subscribe for information about future events, and meet new ride partners during what will be a very happy hour and a one of a kind event.

More info or email bikeandbrunchtours@gmail.com

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Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

**Complete Streets Hearing**

The new equity focused Complete Streets Bill prioritizes the safety of all people using streets over the speed of moving cars, and the first public hearing for it is on Wednesday, April 25. 

While we've been working on this legislation for the year with Councilman Ryan Dorsey and community organizations across the city, this is the first public hearing, and therefore the first opportunity for the public to provide comments. 

Prior to the meeting, we encourage you to use our form to tell Baltimore City Council that you support Complete Streets, and customize the message to share your personal experience.

This is your chance to speak early in the bill process and ensure your comments are incorporated into amendments and revisions to the bill before passage.

All are welcome to attend the hearing. It's located in Council Chambers, and ID is required to enter the building.

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Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

**Remington Big Jump Community Meeting**

Learn more about the proposed Big Jump project! Taking advantage of existing DPW construction, this project will create a walking and biking connection across Druid Park Lake Drive and the 28th Street bridge, connecting Remington directly to Reservoir Hill and Penn North.

Neighbors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project. 

> Read more about the project.

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