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Ride to Havre de Grace

 

On July 27, 2013, a group of 10-12 mph riders had a great ride to the Havre de Grace Marina. In the photo, riders are gathered at the site where the British landed and attacked the town. Riders had to make their own attack on a steep 3-mile hill on their return trip, yet according to Caroline Seidler, "Except for the hill climb, it was a fabulous ride."

 

February 2 New Windsor Pancake Breakfast Ride

 

 

Not all sixteen hearty souls are captured in the photo, but be assured that everyone who stopped for the all you can eat meal was smiling. As usual, the food was delicious and plentiful. We needed the calories to get back to South Carroll High School. Check the ride schedule for upcoming pancake rides. You'll find two posted each month.  

 

Advocacy on the Patapsco River Ride

On August 10, 2013, there were nine on this 13-15 mph ride starting at Catonsville's new bike shop, The Hub/C'ville Bikes. We rode into and out of the Patapsco River Valley three times through leafy suburbs, quiet country roads, Leakin Park, and city streets.

The photo was taken at mile 32 at the Baltimore City-County line on Edmondson Avenue where the city bike lane abruptly ends.  The Western County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan promises new striping and signage, yet the work hasn't yet been done. 

The photo was sent to Kathy Schlabach, chief of the Strategic Planning Div. in the County Dept. of Planning, and to 1st District Councilman Quirk. Their response is that no contractor has bid on the work, and that negotiations are in progress with an existing one. Let's hope it gets done before the snow flies!  

February 20 Jarrettsville to Delta Loop

This is a favorite cold weather out and back route because of the wide shoulders on Rt. 165 and the rest stop at Buon Gusto pizzeria. In spite of the low temps, we ended the ride with a stop at Jarrettsville Creamery for ice cream. Pictured are Bill W., George C., Rich B. and Gloria E. 

 

Baltimore County Receives National Recognition for Complete Street Policy

Baltimore County was recently ranked sixth among 83 communities in the U.S. for its Complete Streets programs. Established by the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC), the policy ensures that all new roads will be built in consideration for pedestrians, bikers, drivers, and those using public transportation. See Baltimore Sun article for more details.

As the advocacy arm of the Baltimore Bicycle Club, Bike Maryland helped promote the Complete Streets Resolution.

 

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U.S. Congressional Transportation Committee vote to eliminate funding for Bicycle & Pedestrian Enhancements 

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House Bill Reverses Decades of Progress on Bike/Ped 

 

Today, the House released its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. We expected the bill to be bad news for biking and walking, but we didn't think it would go so far as to reverse all the progress we have made in the past twenty years.

 

Read more from the League of American Bicyclists website.  

Gerogia Glashauser, February 2, 2012