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Bonnie Branch is open to cyclists. There are road closure signs but we are allowed to go through.  I went while many trucks and workers were there and they waved me through. I wouldn't take a recreational peloton through but fine for a solo. Lots of damage, go slowly.

We will still be hosting B2WD but have canceled the convoys to Baltimore city and Columbia.  If you signed up for them, feel free to stop by our pit-stop, get your T-shirt, mingle with cyclists, eat some munchies then 'drive' to work.

ROADS:

Closed: Thistle, Bonnie Branch, New Cut, River Rd, Westchester, Old Frederick Rd (near Frederick rd), Frederick Rd (west of River Rd), Frederick Rd (east of Catonsville between North Bend and Beechfield rds).

Alternative roads for traveling through Patapsco River area: Frederick,  Hilltop, Ilchester, Landing, Montgomery


TRAILS:

Trolley trail #9 Wooden walkway near EC took a hit.  It is rideable, a bit of a slant and may need to be repaired…...again.  Black top at both ends of the wooden walkway is busted up. There is  a large hole at the top end of that is a dangerous section, further up there’s a tree down but passable on side, plus small landslide onto trail passable on side

Trolley #8: good shape, debris at Edmondson rd entrance.
Short line trail sections Mellor, Spring Grove and Paradise  are passable with some washouts.

Gwynns Falls Trail: Franklintown RD to Rt 40/Edmondson Ave, passable and very very very muddy especially near Leon Day Park.  Damage to trail in Leakin Park ,near bridge and bathrooms, use extreme caution..

Gwynns Falls Trail : South of Frederick Rd is a mess practically impassable.

Greetings:

I am trying to determine what roads have washouts on the westside after the flood. We have many convoys originating in Catonsville on B2WD. I know Frederick Rd in both directions is a mess. Does anyone have any information for me?  Please email if you do, chas.murph@gmail.com

I am mostly concerned with roads to BWI area, Patapsco river valley, Gwynns Falls Trail

I plan to ride the as much as possible tomorrow and will update this post

Thanks,
Charlie

Baltimore Metropolitan Council and the Bike to Work Day committee have decided to postpone B2WD until June 1st due to weather.  There will be a few inches of rain and local flooding predicted. To err on the side of caution a new date, June 1st has been set. Hopefully you will be able to attend on that day. No need to register if you have already done so. Registration for the June 1st event will be open through labor day, perhaps longer.
Hat's off to the The Baltimore Bicycle Club, they are a platinum sponsor for B2WD, please support the event.

Thank you,
Charlie

Hope many of you have signed up for Bike 2 Work Day this Friday.  Join many other BBC cyclists and "BE" counted on this day. Even if you work from home, signed up for one of the many pit-stops, bike down and hang out a bit, grab some munchies, T-shirt etc

The B2WD committee would like to thank the BBC for their generous contribution helping sponsor this event. Sign up at the link below. THANKS!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-to-wo … 3127806160

Mar-03-17 09:11 am
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

I agree the entire intersection is a mess. High speed vehicle merge lanes are often difficult with or without bike lanes. We have a similar situation on Frederick rd. We are fortunate to have a traffic signal to alleviate the speed but the bike comes and goes as one rides to Ellicott city.

The bottom line:
SHA needs to improve their bicycle structure design. BBC members need to start complaining. If we don't they will give us what they want.

PBAC is going to try and get the Baltimore County to rework the Eastern bike plan.  We will certainly include a complete "do-over" for this intersection.

Mar-02-17 09:20 am
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Bob Wagner brought this situation to my attention so I am asking all of you to help raise awareness at SHA. The designated bike route along southbound Charles Street (Bellona and 695) abruptly comes to an end leaving the cyclist no option but to take the lane with 50mph cars. There is a 3rd car lane that also ends making for a very dangerous situation. We are asking SHA to remove some of the 3rd car lane and make it the bike lane.

http://www.baltobikeclub.org/images/agorapro/attachments/551/mini_unnamed.png

So please fill out the SHA form below AND send and email to Wendy Wolcott seeking solutions to a problem they created.

wwolcott@sha.state.md.us

http://marylandsha.force.com/customerca … or_service

Sep-28-16 09:37 am
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy

Just a friendly reminder, this is Thursday night.

Sep-18-16 01:13 pm
Category: Social
Forum: Advocacy


Baltimore county is hosting an open house for bicycle improvements for the Security/Ingleside area.

September-29-SI-meeting-flyer.pdf

Greetings all:  Baltimore County Police, Wilkens precinct is hosting Bike with a Cop in Catonsville April 30th. Bring the kids!


http://www.baltobikeclub.org/images/agorapro/attachments/551/mini_Bike-with-a-Cop-2-page-001.jpg

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