Baltidome Blog | Baltimore Green News


Baltimore Bike Meetup/Ride From Balto To Patapsco
January 2, 2012, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore | Tags:

Mid-Week Morning Ride From Downtown to Patapsco Trails

B’More GREEN Ride
Biking In Baltimore Meetup
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012, 8:45 AM
Panera Bread
600 E Pratt St MAP IT

From Biking in Baltimore:

Ride From Downtown to Patapsco Trails.. 50/50 Road/MTB!

This is a casual & fun (and zero emissions) ride from downtown Baltimore to Patapsco trails.

Roadies: You’re welcome to show up on skinny tires and head out west with us on the Gwynn Falls paved “trail” before we peel off.  If it’s wet, we’ll all stay on the roads for duration of ride

MTBers: If you’re interested in dirt only and you want to save your knobbies, feel free to just meet us at the Park N Ride on rte 166, near UMBC, at 9:30AM

Then we’ll hit the trails for an hour or so loop and head back, all (mostly) downhill back downtown… Woo hoo!



Support Cylcing in Baltimore: Be A Volunteer Bikecounter For A Day
January 1, 2012, 8:06 pm
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore | Tags:

Baltimore Bike Counters Needed

From B’more Bikes:

Baltimore’s 2nd winter time bike counts are coming up January 10th, 11th & 12th.  While 2 people at each location/time would be ideal, there are some locations/times still vacant.  We need a few more volunteers to help, especially at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 7:30-9:30 a.m
Pratt & South
Keswick & Wyman Park

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Keswick & Wyman Park

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Keswick & Wyman Park

To sign up, CLICK HERE.



Baltimore Civil War History by Bike
October 31, 2011, 5:15 pm
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore, Events | Tags:

Baltimore Civil War History by Bike

West Baltimore’s Civil War History by Bike
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am.

Organized by Baltimore Heritage
$10, RSVP today!

From Baltimore Heritage:

This 90-minute bicycle tour starts and ends at the Mt. Clare Museum House rolling past rowhouses, parks, stables, and shops, scores of historic places grand and modest, where people lived and worked during the Civil War and its aftermath. We’ll learn about Confederate spies at Waverly Terrace in Franklin Square, take a look at the historic artifacts we recently dug up from the site of Lafayette Barracks, and trace the lives of immigrant workers who built the trains, bridges, and more that the Union military depended on at the Irish Shrine at Lemmon Street and the B&O Railroad Roundhouse. Please join us as we pedal through the history of the Civil War in West Baltimore and commemorate this nation-shaping event of 150 years ago.

To learn more, visit baltimoreheritage.org.



Cycling Advocacy Job for Baltimore City
May 26, 2011, 9:52 am
Filed under: Baltimore Green Jobs, Biking In Baltimore | Tags: ,

Cycling Advocacy Job for Baltimore City

From Bike Maryland:

Job Opening for Bike Awareness Ambassador

This is a terrific position where you will promote bike safety in Baltimore!

  • The position requires a passion for bicycling and experience in teaching workshops – preferably educational experience working with kids.
  • Most of your work will be teaching bike safety to Baltimore City Youth.
  • Additionally, if time allots, you will teach bike commuter classes to adults.
  • This position is funded by a State Highway Administration grant. It is a part-time consulting position that will run from now to October 1, 2011. Pay rate $15/hour.
  • The position is an average of 12 hours a week (the person must be available at least 1 work day (8am-5pm) per week – some work may be performed on weekends too.
  • There is the possibility that the position may continue past Oct 1st or expand in the future into a full time position.
  • Please send your resume to Carol Silldorff.

For more information about Bike Maryland, CLICK HERE.



Baltimore Bike To Work Day
May 16, 2011, 11:13 am
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore, Events, News | Tags: ,

Baltimore Bike To Work Day

On Friday May 20, 2011, Bike To Work Day will be celebrated in Baltimore. 

On May 20, 2011, cyclists will have several B2WD stations located around town to celebrate Bike To Work Day in Baltimore.  At these locations bike commuters can meet-up with other cyclists and pick up a complimentary tee-shirt, coffee, snacks and other goodies.

Whether you are a long time bike commuter or need an excuse to dust off that bike sitting in the basement, Bike To Work Day is a great opportunity to get some exercise, have some fun and show your support for cycling and bicycle safety in Baltimore City.

List of Baltimore City Bike To Work Stations:

•  Baltimore Bicycle Works -Offering treats from Red Emmas (Maryland Ave & Falls Rd)
•  Carroll Park on the Gwynns Falls Trail (near Monroe & Washington)
•  Harbor East (Aliceanna & President)
•  Joe’s Bike Shop in Mt. Washington (Falls Rd & Kelly Ave)
•  Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus)
•  Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Broadway)
•  University of Maryland, School of Law (Park at Lombard & Paca)
(with treats and coffee from Red Emmas)

For a map of the pit stop stations, CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the event, visit the Baltimore Metropolitan Council site.

After Work Ride:

There will be a Gwynn Falls Bike Ride from the Park to Federal hill from 6 – 8pm.  For more information, CLICK HERE.



Bike Share Program In The Works For Baltimore City
March 29, 2011, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore | Tags:

Bike Share Program For Baltimore City

From Baltimore Brew (short excerpt):

It won’t be anything like those squeaky two-wheelers you rent for a Sunday spin around the park.

Baltimore’s Department of Transportation is in the process of selecting a vendor to operate a network of high-tech bikes and computerized kiosks to entice city dwellers and visitors to use bicycles to get around downtown and nearby neighborhoods.

Known as “bike sharing” or “smart biking,” the program has taken root in Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere after proving enormously popular in Europe.

The concept is simple – you pick up a bike at the nearest “B-station” and then drop it off when you’re done at any station in the network. The bikes can be accessed through a yearly membership or day pass. The individual is responsible for any damage or loss until the bike is returned to another hub and checked in.

To read the full story at Baltimore Brew, CLICK HERE.