Sep
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

**East Coast Greenway River Relay Visits Druid Hill**

Join Bikemore,  East Coast Greenway Alliance, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy at the Druid Hill Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 20 at 5 pm.

We will gather at the Druid Hill Farmers Market by the Baltimore Conservatory to enjoy local food and drinks. Remarks will be given by Dennis Markatos-Soriano, East Coast Greenway Alliance executive director, and others TBA. 

The event is part of the East Coast River Relay, the 25th anniversary of East Coast Greenway Alliance. For 10 weeks, we'll be visiting communities along the East Coast Greenway and encouraging everyone to celebrate healthy watersheds, active living, and local culture.

RSVP and invite your friends!

Learn more about the East Coast River Relay and find an event near you. 

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Sep
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

September Women's Open Shop

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After canceling last week's Open-Shop due to inclement weather, we are happy to announce a NEW DATE for September Women's Open Shop. Join us September 20th! 

Have a new bicycle rack you've been meaning to install? Need to true a wheel? Or just want to give that bicycle a nice clean? Come check out the women's open shop, a great opportunity for women and women-identifying bicyclists to get together and exchange bicycle knowledge!

Details, updates + RSVP!

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Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

28/29th Street Traffic Calming Meeting

  • 2801 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD, 21218 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Charles Village Civic Association and Greater Remington Improvement Association are hosting a joint meeting to discuss traffic calming on the 28th and 29th Street corridor. 

This corridor serves as a highway on/offramp through the communities of Remington and Charles Village, causing high speed crashes that injure and kill neighbors and visitors. 

Traffic calming can make it a corridor that safely serves the communities it operates within, as well as people driving through those communities in cars.
 

PROGRAM:

Ideas for Traffic Calming Solutions in the Corridor
Fred Lippert, Landscape Architect, Volunteer, Resident

Discussion of Values and Priorities
Liz Cornish, Executive Director, Bikemore, Resident

29th Street and Howard Street Bump Out Concept
Baltimore City Department of Transportation

CHARRETTE:

Explore Specific Traffic Calming Ideas
Roundtable discussions led by resident volunteers with planning experience

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Sep
24
11:00am11:00am

Bmore Jews On Bikes Tashlich Ride

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BMore Jews on Bikes is a social bike riding group centered around Jewish identity and outreach in Baltimore. And, as the Jewish high holy days approach, our next ride will be in conjunction with a tashlich. From the Hebrew, tashlich means "to cast" as in we will be casting away our sins as we turn over the year. The casting is symbolized by throwing bread into water, so come join us for this traditional and light ceremony. We'll be riding somewhere along the inner harbor (exact destination to be determined) and end the ride in Fed Hill to get bagels and coffee. All our welcome.

More info and RSVP.

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Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

**Shifting Power: Intro to Safe Streets + Neighborhood Advocacy**

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Have you ever wanted traffic to travel slower through your neighborhood? Is there an intersection that feels dangerous to cross on foot or by bike? Is there a spot where traffic crashes frequently occur?  

The way our streets are designed determines the health and safety of our neighborhoods. For too long, streets have only been designed to move cars as fast as possible. This often means streets aren’t comfortable places for people to walk, bike, or sit on your stoop visiting with your neighbors.

The results are decreased transportation choices and less life on the streets. But small changes can make a big impact. The key is understanding what choices are possible, and how to advocate for them to occur.

This program provides livable streets advocacy training to everyday citizens — ensuring that neighborhoods are equipped to challenge the status quo and build power to create change in the built environment. In this four hour free workshop, you will:

  • Learn the basics of traffic engineering and urban planning and know what tools are available to address your issues.

  • Understand the relationship between street design and public health, and how an unsafe street may be making your neighborhood less healthy.

  • How to navigate existing power structures in our City and your neighborhood that sometimes fear change and maintain the status quo.

  • Learn how to lead a community master planning process and get larger street projects in the Capital Improvement Process.

  • Connect to community resources that can support your efforts to create healthy, safe streets.

  • Meet other folks from across the city also interested in building a Baltimore that is safe to travel on foot, bike, or transit.

Taking the mystery out of how our streets get designed shifts the power back into the hands of everyday citizens. Making sure that every neighborhood has advocates well versed in transportation and land use planning, means that when changes do occur residents are ready to advocate for projects that will make our streets healthier and safer.

This workshop is free but is capped at 30 participants. So register early below to ensure your spot. Want Bikemore staff to visit your neighborhood and give an abbreviated version of this workshop to your neighbors? Send us an email to learn more.

This is the second run of a similar workshop we gave in June. 



Workshop Registration

** Registration is required to attend**

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Nov
18
12:30pm12:30pm

**SAVE THE DATE! Cranksgiving 2017!**

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Save the date for the 3rd Annual Baltimore Cranksgiving!

What's Cranksgiving? Cranksgiving is a national event that combines bike riding and giving back. This scavenger hunt/food drive will send teams of riders across the city to collect food items to benefit Moveable Feast. Basically, it's all about food for people in need and riding bikes with friends, new and old.

Stay tuned for details! 

RSVP + Invite your friends!


Interested in sponsoring Cranksgiving? Sponsorship information is available, or email Liz@bikemore.net
Questions about Cranksgiving? Email Danielle@bikemore.net

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**Giving Tuesday**
Nov
28
12:00am12:00am

**Giving Tuesday**

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This #GivingTuesday, donate to Bikemore to create a more livable, bikeable city for all!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. In the 24 hours of #GivingTuesday, follow along on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for a day full of reasons to give.

What's an #unselfie? Simply, it's a photo of you holding up a sign that says why you're giving. But instead of a normal selfie, your face is hidden by the sign — shifting the focus away from yourself and to an issue you care about and support. So make your donation below, and then snap an #unselfie! 
 

This is a SSL/TLS secure embedded form. If you prefer to visit the https link directly or use a FastAction account, click here.

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

Urban Family Bike Camping

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Baltimore Family Bike Party is leading a ride to the Community Campout at Wyman Park Dell!


About the ride:

Meet-up at O'Donnell Square Park.

We will ride to the Community Campout at Wyman Park Dell. It's a 5 mile ride and we will be rolling slow enough for strong child riders and take a couple of breaks on our way. Let us know if you need to borrow any gear. 


About the campout:

The Friends of Wyman Park Dell invite you to camp out in the park the night of Saturday, September 9! Join us for a cookout dinner, then kicking back for some music, stargazing, games, and more! We will be camping in the lower Dell, and we'll break camp Sunday morning around 9 am. Campers of all ages are welcome, and security will be provided. 

Tickets ($5-$15) are on sale through 9/6. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Wyman Park Dell. dellcampout2017.eventbrite.com.


RSVP and more details.

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Aug
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Mobile Bike Shop: New Auchentoroly Terrace Association Back-to-School Bonanza

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FLAT TIRE? BROKEN BRAKES? STOP BY FOR FREE BASIC MAINTENANCE REPAIRS!

Our bike mechanic and youth mechanic will be at New Auchentoroly Terrace Association's Back-to-School Bonanza! Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

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. Just bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again. 

Read more about our Mobile Bike Shop.

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Aug
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fill The Room: Potomac Street

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FILL THE ROOM! Baltimore City DOT will present revised plans for the Potomac Street protected bike lane at the August Canton Community Association meeting. 

It is critical that supporters of protected bicycle infrastructure attend, as opposition is well organized and intent on opposing a design that maintains a protected, all ages facility within the existing project budget. 

We will provide more details over the course of the next week here. But if there is a public comment period, it's important that you not only show up, but speak up.

Get in line or raise your hand. Make your presence known. You don't need an original comment, you don't need a speech. If you support infrastructure like this, it's fine to simply say "I support this" and leave it at that.

We will also have a variety of Bikemore lapel stickers for you to show your support. Find one of the staff or volunteers in a Bikemore t-shirt to get one!

More info:
Canton Community Association meeting facebook event page.
Bikemore facebook event page where we'll provide updates.

 

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Aug
5
11:00am11:00am

Mobile Bike Shop: 12th Annual Reservoir Hill Resource Fair & Festival

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FLAT TIRE? BROKEN BRAKES? STOP BY FOR FREE BASIC MAINTENANCE REPAIRS!

Our bike mechanic and youth mechanic will be at 12th Annual Reservoir Hill Resource Fair & Festival's Back-to-School Bonanza! Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

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. Just bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again. 

Read more about our Mobile Bike Shop.

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Aug
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Mobile Bike Shop: National Night out at Harwood Park

FLAT TIRE? BROKEN BRAKES? STOP BY FOR FREE BASIC MAINTENANCE REPAIRS!

Our bike mechanic and youth mechanic will be at National Night Out at Harwood Park! Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

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. Just bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again. 

Read more about our Mobile Bike Shop.

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Jul
15
7:00am 7:00am

Bike to Market: 32nd Street/Waverly Farmers Market

  • 400 East 32nd Street Baltimore, MD, 21218 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for the 3rd Bike to Market!

We're partnering with the Maryland Farmers Market Association to bring you Bike to Market events at three farmer's markets in Baltimore this spring and summer! We'll be providing free bike valet, a swag bag for people who ride to the market, and more! More details to come.

RSVP here and invite your friends to ride to the market with you!


We're also looking for volunteers to help run the bike valet. Sign up here if you're interested!

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Jun
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Shifting Power: Intro to Safe Streets + Neighborhood Advocacy

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Have you ever wanted traffic to travel slower through your neighborhood? Is there an intersection that feels dangerous to cross on foot or by bike? Is there a spot where traffic crashes frequently occur?  

The way our streets are designed determines the health and safety of our neighborhoods. For too long, streets have only been designed to move cars as fast as possible. This often means streets aren’t comfortable places for people to walk, bike, or sit on your stoop visiting with your neighbors.

The results are decreased transportation choices and less life on the streets. But small changes can make a big impact. The key is understanding what choices are possible, and how to advocate for them to occur.

In our new program, Shifting Power, Bikemore is providing livable streets advocacy training to everyday citizens — ensuring that neighborhoods are equipped to challenge the status quo and build power to create change in the built environment. In this four hour free workshop, you will:

  • Learn the basics of traffic engineering and urban planning and know what tools are available to address your issues.

  • Understand the relationship between street design and public health, and how an unsafe street may be making your neighborhood less healthy.

  • How to navigate existing power structures in our City and your neighborhood that sometimes fear change and maintain the status quo.

  • Learn how to lead a community master planning process and get larger street projects in the Capital Improvement Process.

  • Connect to community resources that can support your efforts to create healthy, safe streets.

  • Meet other folks from across the city also interested in building a Baltimore that is safe to travel on foot, bike, or transit.

Taking the mystery out of how our streets get designed shifts the power back into the hands of everyday citizens. Making sure that every neighborhood has advocates well versed in transportation and land use planning, means that when changes do occur residents are ready to advocate for projects that will make our streets healthier and safer.

This workshop is free but is capped at 30 participants. So register early below to ensure your spot. Can’t attend this one? We will be offering another workshop in the Fall. Want Bikemore staff to visit your neighborhood and give an abbreviated version of this workshop to your neighbors? Send us an email to learn more.



Workshop Registration

** Registration is required to attend**

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Jun
24
9:30am 9:30am

Bikes and Beers

Bikes and Beers Baltimore features a 15 mile and 30-mile ride departing from Union Craft Brewing and traveling through the beautiful region of Baltimore, MD. Both rides will feature a half-way rest stop with refreshments.

Upon return to Union Craft riders will receive an official pint glass (and KOOZIE!) with 2 free pints of your choice. At Union Craft there will be a live band, local food trucks and lots of outdoor games to play! A celebration of cycling and craft beer!

Riders will also receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win several brand new bikes and a ton of other prizes including restaurant gift certificates and cycling gear!

A portion of proceeds from the event will go to Bikemore to help improve the cycling conditions in the city of Baltimore. Have fun, and give back!

Register and more info here!


**We're also looking for volunteers for this event, with lots of Bikes and Beers perks! Go here to sign up.
 

This event is hosted by Bikes and Beers, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Bikemore.

 

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Jun
21
3:30pm 3:30pm

Bike to Market: Druid Hill Farmers Market

Save the date for the 2nd Bike to Market!

We're partnering with the Maryland Farmers Market Association to bring you Bike to Market events at three farmer's markets in Baltimore this spring and summer! We'll be providing free bike valet, a swag bag for people who ride to the market, and more! More details to come.

RSVP here and invite your friends! 

We're also looking for volunteers to help run the bike valet. Sign up here if you're interested!

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Jun
11
7:30am 7:30am

Tour dem Parks, Hon

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Tour Dem Parks, Hon is Baltimore’s premiere annual recreational bike ride! The 15th annual Tour is Sunday, June 11, 2017. Choose from 4 routes (between 5 and 35 miles) for a close-up view of Baltimore's parks and neighborhoods. Each ride is different, and the longest includes Carroll, Patterson, Clifton, Druid Hill, and some quietly tucked away gems. 

Start and end point is behind the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Druid Hill Park. Riders depart between 7:30 and 9:30 depending on route chosen. The ride is fully supported, including well-stocked rest stops and SAG. Enjoy burgers, dogs (veggie options, too), and live jazz at the post ride BBQ. 

Register and more info here!
 

This event is hosted by Tour dem Parks, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Bikemore. 

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Jun
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Citizen Jane Screening + Discussion

Bikemore and the Maryland Film Festival are excited to bring to you a screening and discussion of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City!

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) vividly brings to life Jacobs’ 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

The role of citizens and planners as activists is ever more relevant today and here in Baltimore. As Bikemore works to create a safer, healthier, more livable city, we know that the design of neighborhoods has a huge impact on how we’re able to get around. We'll use Jane Jacobs as a starting point for a conversation about the role of policy, activism and development on how neighborhoods change, with panelists bringing their experiences here in Baltimore and in other cities to the table.  

PANEL
Kristen Jeffers, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Black Urbanist
Robbyn Lewis, Delegate, 46th District, www.robbynlewis.com
Liz Cornish, Executive Director, Bikemore (moderator)
**Additional panelists to be announced.

EVENT SCHEDULE
6pm: Doors to Parkway Theater open
7pm – 8:30pm: Citizen Jane Screening
8:30pm – 9:15pm: Panel discussion

TICKETS
Available online and at the door
$10 general admission / $8 Friends of MdFF

>> RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook! 

 

In partnership with

 
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Jun
3
9:00am 9:00am

Mobile Bike Shop: Edmondson Village Farmers Market

FLAT TIRE? BROKEN BRAKES? STOP BY FOR FREE BASIC MAINTENANCE REPAIRS!

Our bike mechanic and youth mechanic will be at the opening day of the Edmondson Village Farmers Market! Our Mobile Bike Shop provides free bike repairs by partnering with community events in neighborhoods that lack brick and mortar bike shops. 

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. Just bring your bike over and we'll help you get rolling again. 

Read more about our Mobile Bike Shop.

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May
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Olmsted (Beta Test) Bike Tour: Wyman Park to Herring Run

  • Front Steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks and Landscapes and our cheery crowd of nerds as they beta-test their new Olmsted bicycle tour through Northeast Baltimore. This biking tour highlights some of the city's most unique relics, from secret gardens to monumental water systems, adding layers of historic and modern context to sites we pass everyday. Bring plenty of water for this 12 mile ride through Baltimore and Olmsted history. 

The tour is free but you must register here.

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