Front Page Archive

Chickens everywhere!!  Where is this one and what road is he about to cross? The contest continues....

For the combined ride report and contest rules, go to the entry in the Forum. Remember only contest entries posted in the forum are eligible for the big prize!!  (To see the chicken related riders click on the image on the left.)

(Ride leaders and riders: The front page is crying out for ride reports and ride advertisements!  Post your report or ride advertisement in the forum--with an enticing picture!--and email the front page editor ( asking for front page placement.  Bribes are, of course, welcome.) 

 Steve Zeldin, March 27, 2012


Riding with Bud down by the Back and Middle Rivers...


Last Monday I rode my bike through the trailing end of rush hour traffic to Hyde Park to check out what Bud Lippert has been doing for many years now, leading other riders through the maze of roads around the waters edge of the northern Cheasapeake.

It was windy, but pleasant when I arrived at the start. Assembled there was a diverse group of 10-15 riders, mostly women, on a variety of road, hybrid, mountain and recumbent bikes... Report continued here. Click on small image for larger view. More pictures here.

 Bob Wagner, March 26, 2012


The Tuesday Night Time Trial:  Starts Tonight!! Stop watching videos: ride, ride, ride!!!!


This is the Tuesday night time trial.  This is a handle-bar view of the entire route--and some great music. See the full size Youtube version here.  

For more information on the Time Trail go here

Get out there tonight and put your slowest time of the year down in the record. After tonight you will be able to watch your performance go up and up and up!! Remember: you only are competing with yourself!

Aaron Mongeau, April 13, 2012


Don't just ride your bike:  do something with it!!!

 Maryland Art Place is developing an exhibition centered on the relation between people and their bikes.  Go here for the details of this.  This is a chance to do something interesting with one of those many old bikes sitting in your garage or basement or living room. Click the image to the left for another art bike. For the original photography and attribution go here for the small one and here for the large one. 
 Dottie Campbell, April 13, 2012


Riding in Israel

 Getting tired of riding in lush green surroundings where too much water is often the problem? Want something more arid and stark?  Try riding in Israel as Harvey Cohen did. Read about his ride here and see Harvey slogging away up one of those desert hills here. (Click on the small image on the left to see it larger.)
 Harvey Cohen, April 13, 2012


The Bike Maryland RecRide---- THIS SUNDAY at BIKEJAM in Patterson Park!!

 The Bike Maryland RecRide will start and finish at the incredibly exciting BikeJam event in Patterson Park on September 20!  Two great RecRide bicycle tours give you a close-up view of beautiful Charm City--the Lolly Pop Ride: 12 miles and the Parks Ride: 30 miles. Enjoy a rest stop at Druid Hill Park with refreshments and then join the celebration at the end of the RecRide.  Register now.  For info on BIKEJAM, go here.
 Carol Silldorff, April 14, 2012


Is Maryland's 3 Foot law making a difference? 

 Johns Hopkins researchers have recently studied this.  Bike lanes do seem to make a difference.  Motorists pay less attention to giving the correct space to a cyclist when there are no lanes. Read the full article and find a pointer to the study in the Forum Article on this here. Learn more about these issues.  (How much lateral force pushes you when a large vehicle sweeps by?)   Take part in the discussion in the forum.
Carol Silldorff, April 18, 2012