Cyclists get social

Bike events in Baltimore—and at UB

By Laura Melamed

Contributor

The weather is getting warmer. It’s time to check out some fun bike events around town. Here’s a few I think sound pretty cool.

Bike Swap and Social Saturday
April 7
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baltimore Streetcar Museum 1911 Falls Road

I had lots of fun at the bike swap last year chatting with people, checking out used bikes and art made from used bicycle parts. It was a great way to start off spring, hanging out in the sun and drinking Zeke’s coffee with a bunch of other bike riders and a nice view of the Jones Falls Trail.

Spin Class and Pizza
April TBD
University of Baltimore
Campus Recreation and Wellness Free

Meet other students, get some exercise and chat about the UB Bicycling Club. Join the club on Org Sync and stay tuned for details.

Showers Race May Flowers Sunday
April 15
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

R. House and Mt. Vernon Market Place
$5 in advance/$10 at the door

Bike ride down the Maryland Avenue Cycle Track between R. House and Mt. Vernon Marketplace. Bring your friends and wear a costume! The ride helps support Bikemore, Baltimore’s bicycle advocacy group. Check out more details at bikemore.net.

Baltimore Bike Party Friday
April 27
6:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Park

A slow-paced ride, two or three hours around Baltimore. Expect lots of music in motion. Check out Baltimore Bike Party on Facebook and stay tuned for April’s route–and costume theme.

 Kinetic Sculpture Pre-Race Ride Sunday
April 22
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
800 Key Highway

Ride through Federal Hill, Inner Harbor, Harbor East and Canton. Take the same path more than 35 kinetic sculptures will cruise during the Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 5th. The ride is weather permitting. For more details, check out avam.org.

Handlebar Café Bike Ride University of Baltimore
April TBD

Meet at UB and bike ride down the Maryland Avenue Cycle Track and on the Waterfront Promenade at the Inner Harbor. Stop at the Handlebar Café for lunch.

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