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Apr-17-14 03:17 pm
Category: Social

Western Run Park n Ride ride

Wondering if a group will be leaving WRP&R on weekday evenings.  I'm 13-17mph depending on terrain. Could go as early as 5pm. Thanks. Carol

Apr-17-14 06:47 am
Category: Social

Wondering if a group will be leaving WRP&R on weekday evenings.  I'm 13-17mph depending on terrain. Could go as early as 5pm. Thanks. Carol

Two great RecRide bicycle tours, approximately 12 and 30 miles give you a close-up view of Charm City's neighborhoods, cultural areas and historic monuments. A fun recreational opportunity for all ages and experience levels. Stay after the tour for a free cake party hosted by Bike Maryland!

Register here: http://bikemd.org/page.php?id=693
Location: Pulaski Monument, Patterson Park, Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: 7:00-8:00 A.M., Ride Start: 8:00 A.M.

The Routes

All routes include flat, rolling, and hilly sections! Cue sheets given at registration check-in

The Lolly Pop Loop (approximately 12 Miles)
Travels past community gardens, the farmer's market, Clipper Mill neighborhood and then into Druid Hill Park along the zoo periphery, around the lake and back to Patterson Park for the celebrations at BikeJam!

The Parks Ride (approximately 30 miles)
Follows The Lolly Pop Loop for the first seven miles and then heads towards Ruxton for challenging hills and scenic terrain. Make your way back through Mt. Washington with a stop in Druid Hill Park before returning to the celebrations at BikeJam!

Registration Includes
-Cue sheet
-SAG (support and gear) vehicle support!
-Rest stop with refreshments *please bring your own water bottle
-Invitation to BikeJam: professional races, live music, craft beer vendors, and food trucks, and exhibitors
-Optional 2014 Bike Maryland white cotton t-shirt
-Free parking
-CAKE PARTY hosted by Bike Maryland after the tour

Proceeds from the 2014 RecRide and merchandise sales support Bike Maryland's mission to promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.

Apr-04-14 01:22 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Ride Reports

Best wishes as you recover Bud from everyone at Bike Maryland! Sending our healing thoughts your way.

Apr-04-14 01:17 pm
Plan description
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

The Land Preservation and Recreation Plan is prepared every five years to identify essential and contemporary issues impacting outdoor recreation and natural resource protection in Maryland. This Plan was developed using public input gathered through surveys, stakeholder meetings and thorough analysis of national, state and local issues impacting recreation and natural resource conservation.

As Bike Maryland's Executive Director and a member of the Department of Natural Resources Trail Committee, I thank the committee members and Steve Carr, Department of Natural Resources Trails Planner, for their commitment to making access to bicycling a priority! We also thank everyone who participated in the recreation surveys.

Final approval of the Land Preservation Recreation Plan from the National Park Service has been received.

Read more and find a link to the the Maryland Land Preservation and Recreation Plan here.

Mar-18-14 09:59 am
Includes, What is Jake's Law?
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Currently, causing a serious injury or death when driving while distracted by texting or using a hand-held cell phone usually only results in a traffic ticket, which is what happened during the trial of the driver who struck the car that killed young Jake.  Jake’s Law will make crashes caused by cell phone distracted driving that results in a serious injury or death a misdemeanor with up to three years of jail time and up to a $5,000 fine.

Specifically it is an Act that would prohibit a person from committing a violation of a specified prohibition against using a text messaging device or a handheld telephone while driving that substantially contributes to an accident that results in the death or serious bodily injury of another; providing that a sentence imposed under the Act shall be separate from and concurrent with a sentence for a specified other crime.

House Bill 121 just passed the House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee  recieved a Favorable with Amendments Report.

Recent: The Post’s View; Maryland’s ‘Jake’s law’ provides a prudent ban on drivers using cellphones - view article here.

View Jake's Law website here.

We thank Delegate Clippinger and Senator Manno for sponsoring this important legislation. Please thank them for thier support of this legislation.

View HB1212 here and SB0348 here.

Mar-18-14 09:44 am
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

A public comment period on the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is now open until Thursday March 20th. The UPWP details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Those BRTB initiatives represent the transportation needs in the City of Annapolis, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Those who would like to make a comment may do so through email at comments@baltometro.org; on Twitter @baltometroco or @bmoreinvolved, using #BRTBlistens; by fax at 410-732-8248; or by mail at:

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Offices @ McHenry Row
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

All mailed comments must be received no later than March 20th. Comments also may be shared during the public comment at the Baltimore Regional Transportation Boards's March 25th meeting at 9:00 AM; or the April 29 meeting at 4:00 PM.

View the full press release here for more information.

February 2014 - Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Seeks Public Comments for the Fiscal Year 2015 Unified Planning Work Program

A public comment period on the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is now open until Thursday March 20th. The UPWP details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Those BRTB initiatives represent the transportation needs in the City of Annapolis, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Those who would like to make a comment may do so through email at comments@baltometro.org; on Twitter @baltometroco or @bmoreinvolved, using #BRTBlistens; by fax at 410-732-8248; or by mail at:

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Offices @ McHenry Row
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

All mailed comments must be received no later than March 20th. Comments also may be shared during the public comment at the Baltimore Regional Transportation Boards's March 25th meeting at 9:00 AM; or the April 29 meeting at 4:00 PM.

View the full press release at www.bikemd.org/news for more information.

February 2014 - Second Annual Community Input Meeting from Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee to be held on Tuesday March 11 in Towson


Baltimore County’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) is seeking community input to help identify the next round of pedestrian and bicycle projects to be targeted for implementation. Members of the public are invited to voice their preferences on which projects to fund at a Citizen Input Meeting to be held: Tuesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. Jefferson Building Hearing Room (Room 104) 105 West Chesapeake Avenue Towson, MD 21204.

The PBAC is looking for projects that will provide County citizens with the greatest benefit at the lowest cost, using state, federal, and private grants. Projects should be ones that have been recommended by Baltimore County’s Eastern and Western Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plans (available here ), and have the following characteristics: relatively low in cost, link to significant destinations and community support.

For more information, please call Kathy Schlabach at 410-887-3521.

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