September 15th, 2010
Baltimore bikers, mark your calenders! We have a weekend full of Baltimore biking just around the corner with three days of great events starting September 30th. There’s an interactive bicycling forum, a NACTO bike policy meeting, and a beautiful ride throughout historic Baltimore neighborhoods. Are you ready to pedal along with us?
If you want to express your opinions about Baltimore bike policy, stop by the interactive forum hosted by One Less Car and the University of Baltimore. The discussion will focus on local biking initiatives and programs, and how other policies have been successful in different cities. Since Baltimore is now officially a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC), it will be interesting to learn about more ways to improve the biking situation in Bmore. The forum, hosted at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Auditorium, starts at 7pm and ends with a Q&A session.
On the following day, October 1st, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) will be meeting with local decision makers, planners, and engineers to discuss how Baltimore can become even more bike-friendly. While this event is not open to the public, the outcome will undoubtedly take a closer look at Baltimore’s existing bike infrastructure and reveal current problem areas.
Topping off the weekend is Baltimore’s largest bike ride, Tour du Port. The ride takes you through Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods, parks and waterfront, with routes for every skill level. Over 2,000 people attended last year, so it’s highly recommended that you register for the ride early. In addition to a cheaper price, another perk of being a registered rider is the delicious lunch from Whole Foods. Tour du Port is also hooking you up with snacks, rest stops, live music, and most importantly, a Sunday morning spent enjoying Baltimore’s best views from two wheels. Let’s ride!