Ghostly Greenmount Family Bike Party on October 19! Featuring a spooky cemetery, scary books and fun costumes
Thanks again to everyone who came out last month for the ABCs of Family Biking. Take a look at our last post for photos but if you did attend – please help us keep organizing bigger and better family biking events by answering four quick questions in our 2-minute follow-up survey. Please join us again this month for Baltimore Family Bike Party Halloween fun!
Ghostly Greenmount Family Bike Party!
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:30am to 11:00am
Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School
1600 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Meet at the school playground on E. Lanvale Street.
RSVP on Facebook or the Biking in B’more Meet-up Group!
The Baltimore Family Bike Party is back with another fun, family-friendly ride including some spooky stops for Halloween! Starting from the Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School in Greenmount West, we’ll ride through Green Mount Cemetery along quiet paved paths past many handsome quiet graves.
When we get back onto neighborhood streets, we’ll ride south down to the Baltimore Reads Book Bank where each accompanied child on the can pick out up to five books (hopefully a few scary ones!) to bring home. Baltimore Reads also accepts donations of all kinds of books (for kids and adults) so feel free to bring any books you’re done with to trade in – we’ll get a trailer to haul books there and back.
We’re encouraging everyone to come in costume this month – especially if you can come as a character from the scary book of your choice! If can volunteer to bring snacks to share, let us know – some healthy (or even sweet) treats are always welcome.
Thanks so so much to everyone who came out and joined us for Baltimore’s first ABCs of Family Biking this past Saturday! We had a blast – all thanks to support from many volunteers and partners with the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, Bikemore, Bike Maryland, Greater Homewood Community Corporation, The Village Parents, Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, Kasper’s Cargos, and Baltimore Bicycle Works.
For everyone who attended – please help us keep organizing bigger and better family biking events by answering four quick questions in our 2-minute follow-up survey! Special thanks to photographer Suz Kashnow of Suzanne Michelle Photography who took a great set of photos (that we made into the GIF above and posted in the gallery below). Don’t forget to save the date for our next Family Bike Party on October 19 – details coming soon!
We have photos of our own ABCs of Family Biking coming soon but still wanted to share these fun photos and video from last Friday’s Rodgers Forge Bike Mosey! Be sure to join our email list to hear about the next Rodgers Forge ride and more family biking programs around the city.
Thanks to Stuart Sirota for sharing information on this exciting new family-friendly bike ride starting monthly in Rodgers Forge. Check it out and then join us on Saturday morning for Baltimore’s ABCs of Family Biking in Station North!
The recent Towson Bike Mosey proved to be so much fun with over 70 riders that we are starting a monthly neighborhood version that stays within the Forge! This will be a slow speed casual group ride for anyone and everyone and is appropriate for kids who can ride in groups. We will meet up at the RFES parking lot and the ride will last approx 30-45 minutes. Come out and enjoy the great fall weather while helping build community and meet your neighbors!
Rodgers Forge Family-Friendly Bike Ride
Meet at Rodgers Forge Elementary School parking lot
250 Dumbarton Rd Baltimore, MD 21212 - Map of the route!
Friday, September 20, 2013, 6:00PM
Questions? Contact Stuart Sirota at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss your chance to learn all about biking with children and connect with Baltimore’s growing community of “pedal parents” at Baltimore’s very first ABCs of Family Biking. Thanks to support from Bikemore, Bike Maryland and the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, we are celebrating of joy of biking with children and sharing the tools, skills and equipment you may need to start biking as a family.
ABCs of Baltimore Family Biking!
Saturday, September 21, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Outdoors at the BCPS Parking Lot on the Guilford Avenue Bike Boulevard
200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202 – Map with bike routes & schools!
RSVP on Facebook or on the Biking in B’more Meet-up Group!
Whether you’re brand-new to biking or you imported a “bakefiets” from the Netherlands, our ABCs have something fun for you and your family. We’ll have plenty of cargo bikes and bike seats, a Bike Rodeo youth bike safety workshop, bike decorating, and a show-and-tell with local “pedal parents” of children from infants to school age. Find more information on our ABCs event page and join our email list to make sure you don’t miss this festival of family biking!
We also want to share a quick shout-out to the bike advocates behind Kidical Mass DC who (together with the DDOT Safe Routes to School program and WABA) coined this event’s great name and offered a model for our event. Special thanks as well to our organizing partners including Village Parents, the Greater Homewood Community Corporation and parents at the Baltimore Montessori Public Charter and Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School!
For the first time this year, the organizers of Artscape have opened up the Art Car Parade to include bikes! We’ve decided to reschedule the Baltimore Family Bike Pool Party to August so we can all join in and represent family biking in Baltimore.
As almost everyone knows, Artscape It’s one of the biggest, most awesome things to happen in Baltimore every year. This year’s theme is all about travel around the world so keep it in mind as you trick out your bike for the ride. Costumes for people, costumes for bikes, lights and noise-makers are all encouraged.
Baltimore Family Bike Party at Artscape!
Saturday, July 20, 11:00am
Meet at the corner of Mosher Street and Mt. Royal Avenue before 11:00am to join the ride. If you have time before the ride, check out the Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School playground on McMechen Street between Mt. Royal and Park Avenue.
RSVP on Facebook!
Ride on down to South Baltimore for a fun loop through Federal Hill, Riverside Park and Sharp-Leadenhall ending at the Solo Gibbs Park Splash Pad for our first Baltimore Family Biking Pool Party!
Baltimore Family Biking Pool Party – Rescheduled to August
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 9:30am to 11:30am
Meet at the Solo Gibbs Park Playground, S. Sharp Street and W. Henrietta Street
RSVP on Facebook or on the Biking in B’more Meet-up Group!
We had a blast last fall on the Riverside Park Family Bike Party so we’re looking forward to rolling through South Baltimore again on August 17 with a ride from the Solo Gibbs Park Playground on bike lanes and quiet neighborhood streets. We’ll stop for snacks then head back Solo Gibbs Park where we can cool off at the brand-new Splash Pad. Admission to the splash pad is $1 per person – don’t forget to bring a suit and a towel for the pool party!
P.S. Mark your calendars for the ABCS of Baltimore Family Biking on September 21! We’re planning a fun celebration of family biking to introduce you to the skills, equipment and friendly “pedal parents” who can help you get your whole family rolling.
Bike Decorating Workshops: June 22 & 29, 9am-noon
Bikeadelic! Bike Competition Party & Parade: July 13, 5-8pm
Both at the Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Ave)
Learn more and RSVP on Facebook!
Bicycle Revolution Workshops
June 22 & June 29, 9-12pm Free!
Customize your bike with paint, special duct tape, decoupage designs and more! Get ready to win fun prizes at BIKEADELIC! Taught by MICA Community Arts MFA candidates Andy Dahl and Michelle Nugent. Bring your bicycles. Materials provided. En espanol and English.
Bikeadelic Youth Bike Decorating Party, Contest & Parade!
Sat Jul 13 5pm-8pm Free! Suggested $5 donation
Those who decorated bikes on June 22 and 29 will have the chance to show them off to an enthusiastic crowd and win awesome prizes! Group ride in Patterson Park to follow. Sponsored by Creative Alliance and Bikemore with significant assistance from Baltimore Bike Party, Digital Harbor Bike Club, Communities for All Ages, Banner Neighborhoods, Velocipede Bike Project, and Light Street Cycles.
Join us for our monthly family-friendly bike ride on June 15 as we ride through Canton, Highlandtown and Patterson Park!
Todos están invitados a asistir a nuestro viaje bicicleta familiar mensual en el 15 de junio, andamos en bicicleta a través de Canton, Highlandtown y Patterson Park! Baltimore Family Bike Party — un paseo en bicicleta que es seguro y divertido para los niños y las familias — se celebra el tercer sábado de cada mes.”
Highlandtown Family Bike Party
Saturday, June 15, 9:30am to 11:30am
Meet at the Hampstead Hill Elementary School Playground
South Linwood Avenue and Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
RSVP on Facebook or on the Biking in B’more Meet-Up Group!
We’ll ride east on quiet streets and bike lanes past formstone covered rowhouses, take a quick break at Di Pasquale’s for coffee and snacks and back through Patterson Park on mixed-use paths. Stick around after the ride for Piñata making, Mexican yarn painting, Ukrainian egg decorating, Baltimore screen painting, duck decoy carving & much more when we end at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival – a free, day long celebration of Maryland’s traditional arts at the Creative Alliance on Eastern Avenue.
We need your help! Volunteer for the Family Bike Party
The Baltimore Family Bike Party was started by a group of local parents together with family and bike advocates from the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance and Bikemore. Since we started in September of last year, we’ve organized eight rides bringing over 100 pedal parents and their children out into Baltimore neighborhoods – including a few kids riding for the first time on city streets (and a few little ones riding on a bike for the first time period!). We need your help to keep these rides going strong! Get in touch to volunteer to help plan a ride in your neighborhood, bring snacks or just ride along with us as a sweeper and help keep everyone safe.
Don’t forget to join our e-mail list to find out about upcoming rides and save the date for our next Family Bike Party on July 20. If you’re looking for advice on how to get the whole family rolling, take a look at our Guide to Baltimore Family Biking for some helpful links and tips.
Druid Hill Park Family Bike Party
Saturday, May 18, 9:30am to 11:30am
Meet at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive, 21217
RSVP on Facebook today!
Enjoy the lovely spring weather with a family ride around Druid Hill Park and Reservoir Hill. Starting from the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory, we’ll follow the trail around the lake, out onto quiet streets through Reservoir Hill, past some fantastic community gardens and stop only to enjoy a snack break at a neighborhood playground.
You can also mark your calendars for Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8 and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. Any Bike to Work Day riders in the Baltimore area can register online to stop by one of eleven pit stops around Baltimore for free refreshments and bike repairs. We’re not aware of any local Bike to School events so check out this helpful resource on starting a school bike train with families at your school and get something started for your community!
Don’t forget to join our e-mail list to find out about upcoming rides and save the date for our next Family Bike Party on June 15. If you’re looking for advice on how to get the whole family rolling, take a look at our Guide to Baltimore Family Biking for some helpful links and tips.