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
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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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.

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of 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
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
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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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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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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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Kinetic Sculpture Pre-Race Ride

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Join AVAM and Race Pace Bicycles for a casual bike ride of the Kinetic Sculpture Race route. We’ll cruise through Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Harbor East, and Canton while exploring the path that 35+ kinetic sculptures will conquer during AVAM’s 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 5th. We'll also be making a pit stop for snacks!

Bike Ride Info: All ages are welcome, but we'll be observing traffic rules and ask that you do, too! In addition, we ask that parents / guardians ensure that their little ones have prior biking experience. The ride will last approximately 2 hours, including a few breaks. Bike rentals are available at Race Pace, though please call the shop in advance to reserve your bike (410-986-0001). Helmets and bike locks encouraged. The ride is weather permitting. Check AVAM’s Facebook page for updates in case of inclement weather.

Photos courtesy of KineticBaltimore.com

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Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

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 Saturday, April 28, 10am-12pm.

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Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

POSTPONED: Pedal the Markets: April Showers Race May Flowers

**This event has been postponed due to this fickle spring weather. Thanks for your interest, and we'll update here with any future plans.

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We're welcoming spring with a market ride! Ride the Maryland Ave bike lane between R. House and Mt. Vernon Marketplace, while supporting Bikemore!

Grab your friends, family and neighbors for a ride full of delicious markets, protected bike lanes, beer specials and more! This year's theme is April Showers Race May Flowers, so come in your fiercest florals, aloha shirts, rain gear, and more! Prizes are available for best individual and team costume.

HOW IT WORKS:

12 PM | Registration at R. House OR Mt Vernon Marketplace
Registration will take place at both markets. You can register online beforehand for a discount, but still need to check in at the market before 2pm.
2 PM | The rides kick off!
Take Maryland Ave to the other market. There, hang out with your home team and enjoy $5 UNION Craft Brewing beers.
3:30 PM | Ride Maryland Ave back to the market you started at
4:30 PM | Winners announced at each market

REGISTRATION: $5 in advance / $10 at the door. 
Register here! Choose the ticket type for which market you will start at.

And, all proceeds will support Bikemore!


Thanks to our generous event sponsors:

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All proceeds benefitting:

 
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Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Movie Screening: Tainted Blood

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From the organizers:

Tainted Blood connects the dots between how the politics and high stakes Olympic sponsorship money makes athletes pawns of their governments. Under President Ronald Reagan, the 1984 Olympics were an important propaganda tool in the Cold War. The pressure to win Olympic medals was extraordinary because the powerhouse Russian and East German teams boycotted the Games. In 1980 the American Olympic squad stayed home because President Jimmy Carter refused to send the team to Moscow.

Tainted Blood tells the story of the blood doping scandal from the point of view of the athletes. Through interviews with 1984 silver medalists Nelson Vails and Dave Grylls along with former world champion and 1984 Olympic team member Inga Thompson, Tainted Blood takes the viewer into the secret world where athletes push themselves to the precipice and are driven by coaches with their own Olympic fueled dreams.

With the profusion of doping scandals in all sports along with the threat of future Olympic boycotts, Tainted Blood gives viewers a highly personal and behind the scenes looks at why athletes dope and why consequences of their doping haunt athletes for the rest of their lives.

Presented by Film Fatales and director Jill Yesko

ABOUT FILM FATALES: Film Fatales is a diverse community of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive environment in which to make their films.

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Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Southeast Rides: Group Ride to the Farmer's Market

From the organizers:

It's a new season for Southeast Group Rides---a family friendly riding group centered around SE Baltimore neighborhoods---and it's time for our first group ride. I can think of no better way to kick things off than with a ride to the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar which has its first opening of the season on Sunday, April 8th. So bring your paneers and your backpacks because you're going to want to bring home all the amazing fruits and veggies. Yum, yum, yum! 

The rides are very casual, no-drop, and the event is family friendly. 

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Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

Bmore Jews on Bikes Throws a Pizza Party

Join Jews on Bikes for fun indoor get together! 

From the organizers:

With the end of passover ... it's time for a PIZZA PARTY! Come join us to celebrate making it 8 whole days without any bread and the end of shabbat, with a fun meet-and-greet at Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern. We can talk about the plans for the summer, fun riding events, and of course, eat PIZZA! Hope to see you there.

BMore Jews on Bikes is a social bike riding group centered around Jewish identity and outreach in Baltimore.

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

BBW Baltimore Bike Swap & Social

Join Baltimore Bicycle Works for the Third annual Baltimore Bike Swap & Social. We'll have tasty food, beer, and a a bunch of bikes/parts ready for your consumption. This year we will have more tables available for reservation so you can unload all your extra bicycle gear or just stop by and hang out with your fellow cyclists.

Location and Vendors TBD

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Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Opening Day for Trails!

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Save the Date! April 7 is Opening Day for Trails, part of a national celebration of trails, the arrival of spring and the excitement of the upcoming trail season. We have a great day shaping up along the Jones Falls Trail!

Join us for coffee and bagels at Cylburn Arboretum Starting at 9:30, then take a guided bike ride down the Jones Falls Trail to the Inner Harbor with Baltimore Recnparks or a walk to Druid Hill with Friends of Druid Hill Park. We'll have shuttles operating to bring you back to Cylburn or you can bike and walk back! Bring your own bike, or borrow one from Baltimore Recnparks!

Along the trail will be the Fruit Tree Fair in addition to lots of other happenings! 

***New this year**** Starting at 12pm we will be gathering at UNION Craft Brewing with trail partners and local businesses along the Jones Falls Valley! Feel free to come after an exhilarating trail trip, or just pop in to hang out with your favorite trail friends and get a taste of all the exciting things happening along the Jones Falls Trail and Valley! 

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Maintenance & Mingle with Bike + Brunch

Join #BikeandBrunchTours, cyclists, aspiring cyclists, and friends for Maintenance and Mingle! 

From the organizers:

Join us for Maintenance & Mingle, where bike maintenance meets happy hour! This is a special alcohol free youth led edition. Thursday, March 29th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at BYKE Collective .

The talented crew #BYKECollective will show us basic bicycle maintenance skills. If you know how to fix a flat and do not need maintenance help come anyway. Mingle among the company of other local bicyclist, have a few sips, sign up for tours, buy a T-shirt, and meet new ride partners during what will be a very happy hour and a one of a kind event. This event will be alcohol free but will have light beverages and snacks for all ages. Bring your child, mentee, or aspiring youth leader. Youth escorted by adults are welcome.

Register + more info or email bikeandbrunchtours@gmail.com

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