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The Ghost Bike and Memorial for fallen cyclist Jack Yates is this Sunday, August 9th, at 6:00pm. It will take place at the corner where Mr. Yates was killed, Maryland Avenue and Lafayette.
A few of us North Baltimore types will meet at the Watertower between 5:00 and 5:30 to ride down together at 5:30. If you’d like to meet up with us, please send us an email or leave a comment so we know to wait for you.
And, there is a page on Ghost Bikes for Baltimore.
HELP! Some very bad people have stolen bikes meant for hard-working young cyclists. They need your help!
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc. (BENI) received a grant to promote park stewardship among our young people. Ten kids (ages 7-13) have been earning bikes through acts of community service — mostly gardening at the community gardens in the park and helping out with Movies in the Park. They have also done some clean ups on a few blocks throughout the community.
The bikes they are earning are gently-used (bought with a portion of the grant money) and as part of their time, they are attending bike workshops to fix the bikes. Attached are photos from their workshops with Velocipede.
This past weekend, the bikes were stolen from the storage shed. No doubt, someone saw them working on them and placing them in the shed and then took advantage of the situation. Their helmets, pumps, and locks were also stolen.
Now, we need your help to replace the bikes. We need 5-20” boys’ bikes; 3-20” girls’ bikes; 2-24” girls bikes; plus 5 boys’ and 5 girls’ helmets.
If you have a bike you wish to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much.
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.
If you know anything about this or are able to help out, please contact Mary Marlow at the address above, or you can contact Johnny, who will put in you touch with these fine folks. You might have a currently unused bike in your basement or garage that could be put to very good use.
This also just in:
Could you also help promote our bike ride with the Mayor this Friday, July 24th? We’re meeting her in Herring Run Park by the Movie Shed (3900 Belair Road) at 7:30am. We’d love a big turnout, so all are welcome. We’re trying to get as many of our kids and residents there as possible, but it’s pretty early. Anyway, if possible, please spread the word.
I’d love to be able to make this and ride with the Mayor, since I can seldom get up early enough to go on the usual rides.
We’ll begin the hour looking at ways to make Baltimore a more bike-friendly city with Anna Ricklin from the City Dept. of Transportation. She’s also a member of the community bike collective Velocipede. Then, one CEO, 1500 miles, 15 days: Trish Karter, CEO of the Dancing Deer Baking Co., is biking from Atlanta to Boston to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in the U.S. What she calls her Mother’s Day Ride is bringing her to Baltimore, and she’ll hop off her bike briefly to join us in Studio A.
You can listen online if you missed it.