Welcome, March equinox! With the official first day of spring at hand, it seems like a good time to post some links to upcoming Baltimore bicycling events and activities — mostly pure fun.
3) East Coast Greenway Conference, April 26-27: Friday Happy Hour reception and ride, followed by day-long conference at the Inner Harbor's World Trade Center. From their blog: "The East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. Nearly 25 percent of the route is already on safe, traffic-free paths." More info on Greenway network here.
4) Kinetic Sculpture Race, May 4: Sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum, simply the wildest bicycling event in Baltimore. Maybe anywhere. Check the photos of last year's bicycled-powered, amphibious "race."
5) Bike to Work Day, May 17: Organized in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and includes events in Columbia, Annapolis, Towson and Bel Air. Last year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined in the fun.
6) Bike Jam, May 19: Annual day of men's and women's bicycles races, including the Kelly Cup Pro Race, and family activities at Patterson Park. International and local racers competing. Two casual, recreation rides around town, a 12-miler and a 31-miler early in the morning.