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Request A FREE Bike Rack In Baltimore City

Request A FREE Bike Rack In Baltimore

Department Of Transportation Offers Free Bike Racks

From Baltimore Bike Planner Nate Evans:

After a brief suspension, the Department of Transportation is again offering free bike racks to interested property owners.   The bike rack program was rejunvenated after updating the existing inventory of DOT racks and receiving a generous donation of racks from the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Big thanks go to Anne Draddy & Charlie Murphy at Rec & Parks and Nelson Jackson at DOT for making this happen!

Bike racks can be installed on hard surfaces, preferably concrete sidewalks.  Under some circumstances, racks may be installed in brick surfaces.  A site evaluation will needed to determine if installation is feasible.  Each rack can park at least 2 bikes and 3 or 4 if you’re ambitious.  Racks are powder coated for weather resistance and limit dings to bikes.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Show Off Your Cycling Prowess While Drinking Beer
December 22, 2010, 2:11 am
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Show Off Your Cycling Prowess

Photo Courtesy of Royal Bike Sprints

A Night Of Cycling, Racing And Grudge Matches In Baltimore, 12/30/2010

Baltimore Critical Mass, a bicycle advocacy group, sets out from the Washington Monument for its monthly ride at 7pm on Thursday, December 30th and finishes at the Windup Space (MAP IT).

There, Royal Bike Sprints is having its second installment of Goldsprints in Baltimore.

A Goldsprint is a bicycle racing and social event. Riders on stationary bikes compete against each other in front of spectators with music, beer, and fun.

Royal Bike Sprints will provide bikes, rollers, fork stands – you just bring yourself and fast legs.

Racing starts at 10pm, so get there at 9 to sign up and enjoy the drink specials.

There will be mens and womens categories and grudge matches.  Fastest times will win prizes. There is a $5 cover for the Goldsprints event.


BikeFest And Free Movie Screening Saturday
November 16, 2010, 12:08 am
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BikeFest And Free Movie Screening Saturday, November 20th

BikeFest & Free FIlm Screening of Life Cycles
Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at 6pm
Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art

Join Baltimore Cycling clubs, shops, and other organizations at the reception before the screening of Life Cycles for raffles, giveaways, gold sprints, and more.

Newly opened shop Twenty20 Cycling in Hampden will operate a max-wattage contest and show off some of their product line.

Baltimore Bicycle Works, sponsor of MICA’s Bike Share program, will be on hand with product demos and will assist MICA’s SOS group with Bike Share registration and student safety demonstrations. Students registered for the bike share are eligible for a 15 percent discount at Baltimore Bicycle Works.

Goldsprints will be provided by Mobtown Velo. With prizes for the winners. Baltimore’s own Spoke Apparel will be on hand with shirts for sale as well as raffle items.

The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Cycling Association is proud to announce the exclusive Baltimore screening of Life Cycles. MICA’s Students of Sustainability will host a pre-screening reception.

Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. Life Cycles is a celebration of the bicycle, and is sure to entertain anyone who has ever ridden one.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Handcrafted Bike Frames Expo/Bike Building Demo At Artscape

Handcrafted Bike Frames Expo/Bike Building Demo At Artscape

Join Baltimore Bicycle Works on July 17th and 18th during Artscape for their 2nd Annual Bicycle Builders Show and Expo.

Local frame builders Chris Bishop, John Hollands, Tommy Nash, and Tom Palermo will be on hand to show off their artisan hand-crafted bicycle frames and provide a brazing demonstration at 3pm Saturday.

Baltimore Bicycle Works
1813 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21201

Tour Dem Parks, Sunday June 13th
June 9, 2010, 6:36 pm
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The 8th annual Tour Dem Parks, Hon!
Sunday, June 13, 2010

Begins at Carroll Park
(1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230)
Registration starts at 7AM.

Tour dem Parks, Hon! is an annual bike ride held the second Sunday of June. The ride takes locals and visitors through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods. Riders get an up-close view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems.

Participants choose from 4 routes: 14 miles–the family ride on the Gwynn’s Falls Trail, 25 miles, 35 miles, or a metric century (64 miles). The Tour is followed by a relaxed barbecue with live music.  Proceeds are donated to groups and non-profit organizations affiliated with parks, greening, and bicycling.

Tour dem Parks has grown from 250 riders in 2006 to over 1000 in 2009.  As we expand our marketing and public relations efforts the ride continues to attract new participants, while many riders from previous years return.

Citypaper Calls For Cyclists To Speak Up For Better Baltimore Bicycling
April 26, 2010, 9:47 am
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Citypaper Calls For Cyclists To Speak Up For Better Baltimore Bicycling

In a thorough review of the status of cycling in Baltimore by columnist Michael Byrne in a recent article in the Baltimore Citypaper, Byrne points out how far we’ve come and how much further we need to go to become a city that is safe for the bicycle commuter.  He points out that surprisingly Baltimore ranks 11th in the nation for those who bike or walk for transportation, but 33rd in the amount the state spends on bike and pedestrian funding.

Byrne speaks about the accomplishments of One Less Car, nonprofit advocacy voice of bicycles and pedestrians in Maryland, such as the 3-foot passing law, but also points out:

-It is largely focused on state issues, and as One Less Car Executive Director Carol Silldorff notes, “I’m a one-person staff.” While there is an expectation among many riders in Baltimore that Evans is the be-all end-all of making Baltimore a better place, he is quick to say, “I can do so much, but I can’t do everything.” Evans mentions the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, a close-knit group of City Hall insiders that makes recommendations to city government. However, “the group is still within the city government,” Evans says. “They can only do so much.” He then hesitates slightly and adds, “They don’t want to step on any toes.”

What Baltimore cyclists need is someone stepping on toes, fighting constantly at City Hall.

For the full article in the Citypaper, CLICK HERE.