Bike events in Baltimore—and at UB
By Laura Melamed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.