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The Department of Transportation wants your feedback on biking conditions in Baltimore.  The results from this quick, anonymous survey will be used to gauge the biking conditions in Baltimore and identify areas of improvement.  Please share this link as DOT is collecting feedback from both cyclists and non-cyclists.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/bikebaltimore

 Thanks for your participation!

New Baltimore Bicycle Alliance HAPPY HOUR THIS THURSDAY MAY 20th! Join One Less Car to kick-off the new Alliance with a celebration from 5:30-8PM at Kooper’s Tavern located at 1702 Thames Street on the waterfront in historic Fell’s Point.

Thursday morning Governor O’Malley will sign into law five important bike bills and we will celebrate this victory at Kooper’s Tavern!

With a $5 donation to One Less Car, Kooper’s will offer $1 off drafts, $2.50 rail drinks and $4.50 Guinness. Raffle prizes from Kooper’s Tavern, Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant, Woody’s Rum Bar, Island Grill and Joe’s Bike Shop. This Happy Hour also kicks-off Bike to Work Day – which is the following morning! Free t-shirts for Bike to Work Day participants! Kooper’s menu has something for everyone!

Let’s get together and have a blast – come and see your friends and meet new ones too!

I’ve managed to shred another one. Within 2 and a half years this will be my third BB I’ve gone through. I’m kinda looking for a little advice on what I can do so I don’t have to put in a new BB every damn year. I, myself, am a big guy. This is what I attributed it to at first, but I’ve been told that has got nothing to do with it.  What I was told was that leg power and mashing up hill in top gears is what will do them in.  I have got some strong legs, thanks to the hills of B-more, and I kind of enjoy mashing up hills.

So, I guess what I’m asking is if one: Does my weight have something to do with it?

Two: If weight has nothing to do with it, then is there a BB out there that will allow me not to have to change my riding style?

Any advice is welcome. Thanks all. :)

 

After years of demand and years in the making, the first Baltimore Bike Map is here!   This map shows the city’s bike infrastructure (both existing and soon to be completed) as well as routes commonly used by cyclists.  The flip side is packed with information on safe cycling techniques, securing your bike and using your bike with transit.

Free maps are available from Baltimore Department of Transportation (410-396-6856) and pdfs will be available soon on the Bike Baltimore website (www.baltimorecity.gov/bike)

Within the coming weeks, we’ll have this map on its own Google Maps page where the public will be able to comment:  where do you ride, where are bike improvements needed, etc.

Big Thanks go out to

Victor Miranda for all the cartographics!

Paula Simon at Highmeadow Design for the overall design and artwork!

Toole Design Group for the proofing and odds & ends!

Here’s a place you’ve probably seen a thousand times but never been to. The conservatory sits right on the JFT in Druid Hill park http://www.baltimoreconservatory.org/main.php. Makes for a nice ride destination, especially if you’re riding a high wheeler.

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