You may remember last April, there were a number of assaults on cyclists around the Copycat Building on Guilford Ave. This author was among the riders who was threatened but escaped physical injury. Mark Brown, former blogger at Car Free Baltimore, wasn't so lucky and incurred physical trauma.
[Video above] recorded on 4/12/14. Attacked by a group of teenagers on the bike route on the 1600-1700 block of Guilford Ave. You can hear when they threw a bottle at me from behind and then see when I try to grab my lock as a last resort as they started to attack, but dropped it. Grabbed it before they did. Only damage was to my thumb when they stomped it. Took punches, but they must have hit my helmet, because I don't have any marks. Camera cuts out at the end around this time. On the ground I started yelling "help help help". Residents started coming out and a distant siren scared them off. Called 911 after and met with an officer a few minutes later.
Please exercise extreme caution in this area. If you experience or witness an assault, report it to police and send them a video (if possible) to see if any faces can be made out. Feel free to contact BIkemore and we will initiate contact with our main people at the BCPD.
Be safe out there.