Front Page Archive

Mount Carmel Chicken Finally Discovered!

 

Two years ago I went on the Mt. Carmel-Westminster Loop ride and was told there was a chicken statue that could not possibly be missed. Well, I missed it and requested a repeat of the ride this season. The day was slightly damp and very cloudy, but the Chicken still stands on the side of a pond. In addition to seeing the Chicken, one of my sunglass lenses popped out, and I look a bit askew in this picture. I am not certain the Hoffman Mill Road hill was worth climbing just to see a chicken, but I am grateful to Cindy Wyatt for leading this ride, for my benefit.

Caroline Seidler (pictured)

 

CRABS Jerseys are Travelling Again!

Couples Riding a Bike Simultaneously (CRABS) rode from Havre de Grace, MD to Delta, PA. David and Brenda Jaffe, first time ride leaders, led the 50-mile ride with other CRABS tandem riders and some CRABS wannabes through bucolic Harford County, Susquehanna State Park, and some of Maryland's best horse and farm country. They crossed the border to Delta, PA and stopped for lunch. The ride was fairly hilly, but had spectacular views and quiet roads. David and Brenda are warming up for their 350-mile bike ride in Israel this fall. Pictured from left to right are David Jaffe, Greg Alexander, Julia Alexander, and Brenda Jaffe.

Civil War Century Volunteer Ride

Volunteers for the Civil War Century had a spectacular ride on Saturday, August 24. With the Civil War Century coming up in two weeks, some 40 volunteers tried their legs at the different routes (50, 62, and 100 miles) on a beautiful sunny day. The routes, all checked by Craig Martin, were flawless, the day was perfect, and the company was the best. Ride leaders were Bill Blankenship, Mary Menne, and Ed and Mary Jarcy. Check out pictures from the ride. We hope the weather will be just as good on September 7.

 

 

 

 

Ride to Havre de Grace

 

On July 27, 2013, a group of 10-12 mph riders had a great ride to the Havre de Grace Marina. In the photo, riders are gathered at the site where the British landed and attacked the town. Riders had to make their own attack on a steep 3-mile hill on their return trip, yet according to Caroline Seidler, "Except for the hill climb, it was a fabulous ride."

 

Advocacy on the Patapsco River Ride

On August 10, 2013, there were nine on this 13-15 mph ride starting at Catonsville's new bike shop, The Hub/C'ville Bikes. We rode into and out of the Patapsco River Valley three times through leafy suburbs, quiet country roads, Leakin Park, and city streets.

The photo was taken at mile 32 at the Baltimore City-County line on Edmondson Avenue where the city bike lane abruptly ends.  The Western County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan promises new striping and signage, yet the work hasn't yet been done. 

The photo was sent to Kathy Schlabach, chief of the Strategic Planning Div. in the County Dept. of Planning, and to 1st District Councilman Quirk. Their response is that no contractor has bid on the work, and that negotiations are in progress with an existing one. Let's hope it gets done before the snow flies!  

Bikeshare Funding Approved

 Thank you to all who sent comments supporting funding for the Maryland Bikeshare Program! On April 23, 2013 the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) voted to approve $1.3 million in funding for the Maryland Bikeshare – Baltimore Region project to implement a Bikeshare program in Baltimore City and to conduct a feasibility study in Howard County. Please see the letter from the Chair of the BRTB for more details.

BBC Winter Social

 On February 2, BBC members braved the winter weather and gathered to discuss plans for the year ahead. Bruce Galanter, Treasurer, led discussion of membership renewal and web site updates. Learn more details in the BBC Winter Social article.