Front Page Archive

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. 

Annual Bicycle Symposium on February 27


Once a year Bike Maryland hosts Maryland's only Annual Bicycle Symposium. Please join government, community and industry leaders, elected officials and staff, advocates, and on and off-road recreational bicyclists and commuters from the Tri-State Region and beyond to learn about key bicycle issues and how you can make your community or workplace more bike-able. It’s free – learn more and rsvp at

Riding in Mongolia

 BBC Race Team member Jack Anderson participated in the Mongolia Bike Challenge (MBC) this summer. The 2012 MBC was an epic, 9-stage, 1400 kilometer mountain bike race running through rugged, remote terrain. Jack's blog details the journey to Mongolia and each day of racing, including beautiful photos from the course. Need some inspiration to begin planning a bicycle trip this year? Check out Jack's blog.

Kinetic Sculpture Race 2012

 The creative cyclists of Baltimore put on a show yesterday at the Kinetic Sculpture Race. Look at this collection of photos taken by Phil Feldman.  The diversity and creativity of the movable and moving sculpture is truly stunning.  The BBC did not have an official entry in the race.  Maybe in 2013?  Tom Bruni worked on several entries over the years.  The group that Tom worked with fielded the "Bling Dynasty" entry this year. 
Ed Hopkins, May 6, 2012

Monument to Monument--who would have thought that a city to city century could get fifty riders?

 Well this ride did!  The images are here.  And while looking at those images, read the comments and enter your own.  The image at the left is in DC. Click on it to see how Bob felt about all of this.  Does he look depressed?

 Bob Wagner, May 6, 2012


Is Maryland's 3 Foot law making a difference? 

 Johns Hopkins researchers have recently studied this.  Bike lanes do seem to make a difference.  Motorists pay less attention to giving the correct space to a cyclist when there are no lanes. Read the full article and find a pointer to the study in the Forum Article on this here. Learn more about these issues.  (How much lateral force pushes you when a large vehicle sweeps by?)   Take part in the discussion in the forum.
Carol Silldorff, April 18, 2012



The Bike Maryland RecRide---- THIS SUNDAY at BIKEJAM in Patterson Park!!

 The Bike Maryland RecRide will start and finish at the incredibly exciting BikeJam event in Patterson Park on September 20!  Two great RecRide bicycle tours give you a close-up view of beautiful Charm City--the Lolly Pop Ride: 12 miles and the Parks Ride: 30 miles. Enjoy a rest stop at Druid Hill Park with refreshments and then join the celebration at the end of the RecRide.  Register now.  For info on BIKEJAM, go here.
 Carol Silldorff, April 14, 2012