Start your engines for an awesome cycling event this Saturday, August 2!

A certain NBBB member works for Greater Homewood Community Corporation, a nonprofit serving 40 neighborhoods in north central Baltimore.  On August 2, GHCC and Waverly Main Street will hold the Third Annual Waverly Village National Night Out Kick-Off Parade on Greenmount Avenue between 35th and 29th Streets.  The parade begins at 11 a.m., but you’re invited to meet us at the Roland Park water tower at 9:30 a.m. for the Tour du Greater Homewood.  This will be a relaxed ride through some of GHCC’s neighborhoods — which happen to be many of our NBBB stomping grounds, too.  Several NBBB-ers are helping to write the route.  Free t-shirts for everyone who rides!

The ride will end at 35th and Greenmount, just in time for the start of the parade.  This year, the parade includes the first Baltimore Bike Pageant, where we’re celebrating cycling as an essential part of City living.  Join us after the Tour du Greater Homewood for the pageant and compete for great prizes from One Less Car, Light Street Cycles, Proteus Bicycles, and REI.  Or plop Fido in your bike basket and be part of the Best Pet Yet Parade, with prizes from Pretentious Pooch and the Baltimore Dog Bakery.

Want to find out more or learn how to sign up?  Visit the Waverly Main Street website here or just meet us at the water tower on August 2 at 9:30.  See you there!