Bikeshare Funding: Open for Comment through April 17

 

Bikesharing is a system in which bicycles are available for shared use between established stations. It provides an affordable option for short distance trips and can help solve the "last mile" problem, connecting public transportation riders to their final destinations. Bikesharing is not a substitute for private bike rental services, but rather it provides an option for short-distance trips.  

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is seeking comments on approving funding for various Maryland Bikeshare projects. See this Bikeshare flyer for further information and how you can share your thoughts and ideas.   

Counting Past 100

 

According to Greg Conderacci (pictured), BBC members are some of the strongest riders in Maryland. Yet when Conderacci asks these stronger, faster, and younger riders if they'd like to venture out on a ride of more than 100 miles, they will often recoil in horror. Read Counting Past 100 for a convincing testimony that the miles beyond 100 are pretty much the same as the miles on this side of the century. 

 

Cross Country Self-Contained Touring

 

 

Last fall BBC members Errol and Berenice Rushovich (pictured) rode their bicycles across the United States on a Southern Tier tour with Adventure Cycling Association. In this photo they are heading out from Fort Davis, Texas on an October morning. This was a self-contained tour in which riders carried their own gear and had no vehicle support. Interested in finding out more? Berenice Rushovich wrote a summary of a typical day on the tour.  

 

 

 

The Three Glens Ramble, March 2012

 We set a quick pace on the first leg down to Crownsville along the WB&A Rd, Burns Crossing and Generals hwy. The morning traffic was light. After a quick break we turned right along Defense hwy, tree-lined...read the rest of the report here. Click on the image to see what really happens on a Ramble. (Other ride leaders or riders: put your ride report or a pointer to it in the Forums and I will grab it and put in on the front page. Its got to have pictures!!!  The Editor) 
 Bob Wagner, March 7, 2012