Apr
4
5:00 pm17:00

Bikemore Happy Hour: Big Jump Project

  • R. House

Join Bikemore and the People for Bike's Big Jump team for happy hour!

Baltimore was selected as one of ten cities to participate in People for Bike’s Big Jump! The Big Jump Project is a three-year effort to help achieve a big jump in biking – a doubling or tripling of people riding – by building a network of safe and comfortable places to ride and engaging the community. 

The Big Jump team is coming to Baltimore to kick-off the project, and this event is an opportunity for the Bikemore community and supporters to meet the team and learn more about the project. 

You can read more about the Big Jump project in our post here

RSVP on Facebook and invite your neighbors and friends!

 
 
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

Light City: Kinetic Procession & Bike Glow Rally

  • Maryland Science Center

Light up your bike! And join Light City's walking parade of city cyclists and pedal powered contraptions making their way around the harbor. Pittsburgh’s critically acclaimed Squonk Opera will create a pageant of double-decker human powered stages to create post-industrial performances with original music, design and stages. 

Following the parade, cyclists are invited to participate in a glowing-group ride to visit some of the Neighborhood Lights locations.

Free to participate, but RSVP here


Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Bikemore Volunteer Training

  • Bikemore

Come for the pizza, stay to learn how you can make Baltimore a better place to bike!

As we move into spring, Bikemore has lots of exciting events, programs, and advocacy planned — but we need your help! We'll need ride marshals for community bike rides, people to table at events, advocates to show up for public meetings, and lots more!

We'll give an update on what Bikemore is up to, go over how to talk about the benefits of biking and how to answer FAQs, and have sign ups for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Pizza and social informal atmosphere will be provided!

RSVP required, so we can get an accurate food count:

Mar
21
5:30 pm17:30

What’s on Tap: Complete Streets + Streetfilms Screening

  • Diamondback Brewing Company

We're partnering with Baltimore Metropolitan Council to bring you a screening of film shorts from Streetfilms and a conversation about Complete Streets!

Streetfilms create short videos "showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play." They provide a window into various cities, and what biking and walking through them feel like, and often tell the story of how a city got there.

Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. In partnership with Ryan Dorsey, we just launched our Baltimore Complete Streets campaign — this is a great opportunity to learn more! 

Free to attend, but RSVP here

 

This event is part of Baltimore Metropolitan Council's “What’s on Tap” speaker series, a forum to discover, understand and share knowledge of current and emerging issues, solutions and innovations that can meet today’s challenges and foster a better Baltimore region. Come build the network.

Mar
20
6:00 pm18:00

West Baltimore Trail Open House – Mondawmin Mall

  • Mondawmin Mall
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Give your thoughts on how to improve the way you get around in your neighborhood!

We're working to create a 35 mile trail throughout Baltimore so that you can walk or bike to 50+ neighborhoods and countless destinations, parks, businesses and more. This open house focuses on connecting Druid Hill Park and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park with a walking and biking trail as part of the developing Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. 

Participate in a variety of activities to learn more about this trail system and provide feedback on two alternatives for this trail.

Come and go anytime you’d like during the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook!

 

**If you can’t attend this open house, another West Baltimore Open House is being held on Tuesday, March 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Walbrook Branch Library.


This open house is hosted by the Baltimore Greenway Trails CoalitionRails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Bikemore

This event is part of our work on the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

West Baltimore Trail Open House – Walbrook

  • Walbrook Branch Library

Give your thoughts on how to improve the way you get around in your neighborhood!

We're working to create a 35 mile trail throughout Baltimore so that you can walk or bike to 50+ neighborhoods and countless destinations, parks, businesses and more. This open house focuses on connecting Druid Hill Park and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park with a walking and biking trail as part of the developing Baltimore Greenway Trails Network. 

Participate in a variety of activities to learn more about this trail system and provide feedback on two alternatives for this trail.

Come and go anytime you’d like during the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook!

**If you can’t attend this open house, another West Baltimore Open House is being held on Monday, March 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Mondawmin Mall.


This open house is hosted by the Baltimore Greenway Trails CoalitionRails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Bikemore

This event is part of our work on the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00

E. 33rd Street Trail Public Meeting

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library Wavery Branch

Give your thoughts on how to improve the way you get around in your neighborhood!

We're working to create a 35 mile trail throughout Baltimore so that you can walk or bike to 50+ neighborhoods and countless destinations, parks, businesses and more. This public meeting focuses on the design of a walking and biking trail that would connect Charles Village and Lake Montebello along E. 33rd Street.

Participate in a variety of activities to learn more about this trail system and provide feedback on two alternatives for this trail.

Come and go anytime you’d like during the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook!


This open house is hosted by the Baltimore Greenway Trails CoalitionRails-to-Trails Conservancy, and Bikemore

This event is part of our work on the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Fill the Room! Separated Bike Lane Network

  • War Memorial Building

As the city works to set out priorities for next 5 years, we need you to weigh in! This is a meeting to get public input on how to prioritize the Bike Master Plan over the next 2-5 years. 

The 2015 Bike Master Plan comprehensively maps out bike routes in every neighborhood in Baltimore. Now Baltimore City DOT is creating an addendum to the Bike Master Plan, called the Baltimore City Separated Bike Lane Network, to prioritize implementation.

This addendum will map the level of “traffic stress” on each of Baltimore’s streets, and then identify a network of protected lanes and supporting bicycle facilities (like bike boulevards) to connect to existing facilities and existing “low-stress” streets. The goal is to make the majority of Baltimore neighborhoods safely accessible by bike over the next 5 years by connecting new and existing.

This will have a big impact on what biking will feel like in neighborhoods through Baltimore, so it's critical that bicyclists across the city provide input!

2/14/17 UPDATE: 
- BCDOT posted the plan here
- Our analysis of it is here, including good talking points for the meeting. 
- The online survey for feedback is here

RSVP and invite your friends!

Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Family Biking Open House

  • Peabody Heights Brewery
Photo credit: Suz Kashnow, Suzanne Michelle Photography

Photo credit: Suz Kashnow, Suzanne Michelle Photography

Have you ever wondered...
How to teach your child how to to ride a bike?
How to buy a bike seat?
How to organize an event for Bike-to-School Day?
How to buy a cargo bike? 

Join us at Peabody Heights Brewery on Saturday, February, 11 anytime from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for the Family Biking Open House — hosted by Bikemore and the Baltimore Family Bike Party!

Stop by to meet and chat with local parents who bike with kids, check out bike seats and cargo bikes from local bike shops, and discover how you can help promote safe biking and walking in Baltimore. 

In addition to lots of biking families, exhibitors include:
Baltimore Bicycle Works
Baltimore Family Bike Party

Bikemore
Light Street Cycles
Race Pace Bicycles
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy / Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition
Safe Routes to School
Twenty20 Cycling

RSVP on Facebook, and invite any bike-curious families you know! 


Participate in our family biking show-and-tell!

Do you use bike seats? A trailer? Cargo bike or a bakfiets? We’re looking for parents who can show off their family biking set-up and share their experiences. Contact Eli Pousson at pousson@baltimoreheritage.org or 301-204-3337.

We're also welcoming additional bike shops and organizations to participate! Contact Danielle Parnes at danielle@bikemore.net or 443-475-0350.

Dec
17
12:00 pm12:00

2016 Tom Palermo Memorial Ride

  • Roland Ave. and Drohomer Place Baltimore, MD

The bike community has come together to hold a ride in memory of Tom Palermo. We're taking a moment to gather through this casual, ride-as-you-are, charity bike ride. Bikemore is pleased to be both a supporter and recipient of proceeds for the ride.

All proceeds from registration will be donated towards bike advocacy programs and infrastructure throughout the region in Tom's name at the request of his loving family. As a result, we have designed a route that is almost entirely made up of some of the city's newest bike lanes in hopes of raising both rider and motorist awareness to their safety and accessibility.

The ride will begin at noon on Saturday, December 17th at Tom's memorial bike, located in Roland Park (at the intersection of Roland Ave. & Drohomer Place). The ride will then end at the "Bags, Boards, and Beers popup market" at Union Craft Brewery as riders roll in at their own place. Union (which is a 21 & over establishment) will remain open until 5pm, so folks can stay as long as they choose.

Register here. | View the route.

Brought to you by Twenty20 Cycling, Bikemore, Bishop Bikes, Baltimore Bicycle Works and Joe's Bike Shop.
 

*Please note that this is an unsupported event, so please bring everything that you will need to complete the approximate 12mi city ride. By participating in this event, you are riding at your own risk.

Dec
1
7:30 pm19:30

Ovarian Psycos Screening + Discussion

  • Creative Alliance

In partnership with the Creative Alliance, we're hosting a film screening and discussion of the documentary Ovarian Psycos. Based in Los Angeles, Ovarian Psycos is an “all womxn of color bicycling brigade” paving the way for what it means to create an inclusive and supportive bicycling community for women of color, and boldly claiming their right to the road.

In the U.S. only 24% of all bicycle trips are made by women. In Baltimore, where 33% of residents don’t have access to a car, low-income and minority households are more likely to use bikes as a necessary mode of transportation to work or school. Yet women and people of color often feel less welcome in biking spaces, don’t have bike infrastructure in their neighborhoods, and are more likely to experience street harassment, among other barriers. 

This screening and community discussion in Highlandtown, where neighbors face these issues every day, will bring these themes to the forefront of local discussion and convene a diverse force for equitable transportation advocacy in Baltimore. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include:
Bikemore | livable streets advocacy organization
Hollaback Baltimore | movement to end street harassment
IRIS Baltimore | LGBTQ Latino group

Tickets are free but registration is required. 

 

 

In partnership with

 


Interested in sponsoring this event? More info here.

Giving Tuesday
Nov
29
12:00 am00:00

Giving Tuesday


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, we’re sharing 24 Bikemore wins from 2016! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram to find 24 reasons to give to Bikemore.

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.

Nov
19
12:30 pm12:30

Cranksgiving 2016

Poster Design by Ian Jackson

Poster Design by Ian Jackson

2nd Annual Baltimore Cranksgiving

Join us as we celebrate the season of giving by participating in Baltimore's 2nd annual Cranksgiving! 
 

What's Cranksgiving, you ask?
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.

What does the day look like?
12:30 | Registration at Patterson Park Pavilion
1:45 | Pre-ride rules and kick-off at Patterson Park
2:00 | Biking food scavenger hunt throughout Baltimore
4:00 | Receipts and food due at Patterson Park
4:00 - 6:00 | Awards and after party at Johnny Rad's

How does registration work? Do I need a team?
RSVP on Facebook so we can anticipate the number of riders, but you'll have to register your team (of 3-4) between 12:30 and 1:45 in person on the day of the event. All team members must be present when you register and you'll receive the manifest (the rules and locations) when registering. Don't have a team? Come anyway! We will help "free agents" find folks to ride with on the day of the event or you can post in the Facebook Event and get one going beforehand! 

How does the scavenger hunt work? 
When you register, teams will be handed their manifests. On the manifest is a list of grocery stores and food items to purchase, each worth a certain number of points. The team with the highest number of points, in the shortest amount of time wins! The Scavenger Hunt will begin at 2pm and only teams who turn in their manifests, receipts and food by 4pm will be considered for prizes. We'll then head to Johnny Rad's to announce the winners and prizes, and for beer, pizza and celebration!

How much does it cost to participate? 
By design, Cranksgiving is and will always be a free event — meaning Bikemore will never charge registration to participate. We do ask that each person on a team bring $10-15 to help purchase food items on the list. But how much you are able to spend is entirely up to you! 

What should I bring?
- Working bike
- Bag to carry purchases (backpacks, panniers, baskets — whatever you have!) 
- $10-15 for purchasing items we will donate
- (Optional) Smartphone to take photos and upload to social media for additional points! 

Is it a race? I don't ride very fast. Will I still have fun? 
Kinda. That's Ok! Absolutely! Cranksgiving is designed to be a team event (because what's more fun that riding through the city with some friends? Don't worry if you don't have a team formed when you show up, we can help free agents or pairs come together!) While prizes are awarded to teams with the best time and highest number of points, additional prizes will be awarded for things like best team costume and team spirit! 

What happens if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. Riding in the rain/cold/wind makes you tough. So be tough and show up and ride, even if the weather isn't perfect. 
 

RSVP and invite your friends to join you in a fun day of riding and giving! 

 


Thanks to our sponsors:

 
 



Interested in sponsoring Cranksgiving? More info here
Questions about Cranksgiving? Email Danielle@bikemore.net

 

 

Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Maryland Ave Cycle Track Celebration + BIKE PARADE!

  • Wyman Park Dell
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It's time to celebrate! 

After many years of advocating, the Maryland Avenue Cycle Track is a reality. That's 2.6 miles of two-way protected bike lane, just for YOU. And that's more than enough reason for a celebration! 
 

10am | Meet at Wyman Park Dell for free coffee and donuts, bike decorating and a bike blessing.

11am | Bike Parade leaves Wyman Park Dell heading south on the cycle track. This is a slow, fun, silly ride. All are welcome to ride with us! 

until 2pm | Lunch + Drinks at Mt. Vernon Market Place. Pay as you go, with specials benefiting Bikemore.

**The route and other event FAQs are now available here.
 

Whether you live along the route, are excited to use the cycle track to get to work, or want a cycle track in your neighborhood — come ride with us! The cycle track is a BIG win for bikes in Baltimore, and showing your enthusiasm for it demonstrates that we want to see this in all neighborhoods.

So come in costume, come with noise makers, come with your kiddos, come with bright colors. Join the Maryland Avenue Bike Parade!

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

 

Coffee generously donated by

 
 


And many thanks to these Mt. Vernon Market Place vendors
who are donating 10% of proceeds from 11am-2pm to Bikemore




Fresh Mondays

 

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Nov
1
6:00 pm18:00

NE Baltimore Open House

  • The 29th Street Community Center

Give your thoughts on how to improve the way you get around in your neighborhood!

We're working to create a 35 mile trail throughout Baltimore so that you can walk or bike to 50+ neighborhoods and countless destinations, parks, businesses and more. This open house focuses on connecting Charles Village and Lake Montebello with a walking and biking trail as part of the developing this 35 mile trail, the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

Participate in a variety of activities to learn more about this trail system — and provide your opinion on trails, walking and biking in your neighborhood. 

Come and go any time you’d like during the open house. Light refreshments and activities for kids will be provided. 

RSVP on Facebook. Invite your friends and connect with us using #BmoreTrails!



This open house is hosted by the Baltimore Greenway Trails CoalitionRails-to-Trails ConservancyBaltimore City Department of Transportation and Bikemore. Financial support is generously provided by the France-Merrick Foundation.

This event is part of our work on the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

 

Oct
28
10:00 am10:00

Bike Share Launch Party

  • City Hall
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Bike Share IS HERE!

Bringing Bike Share to Charm City has been a major priority of Bikemore since our inception because it makes riding a bike part of the everyday fabric of transportation — so we're very excited to celebrate it's official launch!

 

10am | Press Conference at City Hall

11am | Inaugural Bike Share ride to West Shore Park (invite only to ride - all are welcome to join us in cheering on the ride!) 

11:30am - 1pm | Bike Share celebration at West Shore Park — Bikemore supporters are invited to join us to try out the bikes, ask questions and celebrate. There will be music and food trucks too!

**Please note location changes as of 10/24.

 

For more info about Baltimore Bike Share visit www.bmorebikeshare.com.

 

 

Oct
25
6:30 pm18:30

I Bike I Vote: Meet & Greet with Candidate Zeke Cohen

  • Filippo's Pizzeria

Join us for a meet and greet with Zeke Cohen, council candidate for the 1st district. We'll be discussing his Get Out the Vote strategy and how you can participate in getting him elected on November 8th.

Local elections are critical. The 1st District includes neighborhoods greatly in need of improved bike, pedestrian, and public transit infrastructure. Electing progressive local officials, like Zeke Cohen, and getting community members on board and involved is essential.

YOU can make this happen through Get Out the Vote activities, like door knocking and election day canvassing. Join us to find out how to help Zeke get elected on November 8th, to ask questions, and to enjoy free pizza!

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends! 

 

I Bike I Vote is Bikemore's campaign to ensure our elected officials are those committed to creating a bikeable, livable Baltimore. Paid for by Bikemore in Action, 501(c)(4).

Oct
1
9:30 am09:30

Mobile Bike Shop

  • FamFest at the Weinberg Y in Waverly

Flat tire? Broken brakes? Stop by for free basic maintenance repairs!

Our volunteer bike mechanic and youth mechanic will be at the Family Tree FamFest to get you rolling again! And they're always happy for you to help out with the repair (we'll show you how!).

Many neighborhoods in Baltimore lack brick and mortar bike shops. We're working to change that by bringing our Mobile Bike Shop to community events throughout the city.

 

Sep
28
3:30 pm15:30

Demonstration Crosswalk at Druid Hill Farmer's Market

  • Gwynns Falls Parkway and Auchentoroly Terrace Batlimore, MD
Photo credit: Graham Coreil-Allen

Photo credit: Graham Coreil-Allen

What if there was a fun and safe way to walk or bike from your neighborhood to a trail that ran through 50+ neighborhoods throughout Baltimore?

We're creating a temporary crosswalk connecting Auchentoroly Terrace to Druid Hill Park — to show you that it is possible! 

We've been working to create the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network, a 35 mile loop around Baltimore made by connecting existing trails. It will go through many Baltimore neighborhoods, and we want to ensure that the neighboring communities can get to it easily. 

We're inviting neighbors and friends to commit to walking or biking across our demonstration crosswalk to get to the Druid Hill Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 28th. By joining us that day, you'll see what's possible and demonstrate your support for improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure in Baltimore.

 

This installation is a collaboration with public artist Graham Coreil-Allen, the Rails-to-Trails Conservatory, and the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.

Sep
19
5:30 pm17:30

Bike Parking Volunteer Session

  • Bikemore

The city is providing free bike racks to any business or organization at no cost. But, we need your help getting the word out to local businesses that this free opportunity exists and why having secure bike parking is good for their business!

We’ll be holding an informal session to give you the basics of how the request process works, and then we’re asking you to team up to visit a few key areas in East and West Baltimore to let businesses know about this opportunity. We’ll also give you a stack of postcards about the program to pass around to local businesses over the next couple of weeks.

RSVP to let us know you're coming!