Looking for something bike related to do? Well, here's a few things worth checking out.
Sunday may 6th is the Bikes/Bands/Burritos show at the Charm City Art space in Baltimore. Details:
* Locaton: 1729 North Maryland Avenue. * 12PM -2:30 Eating and workshops: basic bike fit, riding in the city, maybe a little basic maintenance. * 2:30 -? - 10 mile bike ride through the city. Nice route, one you might want to repeat, not so many cars, a few hills but not a ton. * Upon return of the riders: a rock and roll show.
Speedo Kill: mostly dude Bikini Kill cover band.
Dunaway: a guy and an acoustic guitar playing punk rock.
Strange Days: loud fast hard
The Degenerettes: all girl garage band.
Jojo, one of the SSO ladies, will be leading a Ride Like a Girl ride on Saturday at Rosaryville. Buffed out roller coaster singletrack without a lot of climbing. Want to join her? Check the details here. Dudes need not apply.
Fixing Frederick rider and SSO teammate Big John G will be putting on an "Introduction to Commuting" clinic at The Bicycle Escape on Monday May 7th. If you've been wanting to ditch the car but have been wondering how to get started, go check it out. Details at the bike shop web site.
The kids at RideLugged.com are putting on a ride in PA coming up real soon. Their ride reports always make it sound fun. If you are looking for a race you're in the wrong place. Details are as follows:
* 50 mile mixed surface ride in Centre County PA * May 19th Ride leaves at 9am. (probally really 10) * Moderate, coversational pace. * Bring a lunch and lots of water * No sag wagon, * BBQ and Adult Beverages afterwards. * Come in Friday nite and sleep on our floor, so you dont have to get up so darn early Saturday. * Contact: jamesjohnsonart(at)ridelugged(dot)com * More info here.
Just got word from reader Ryan that there is a grassroots Wednesday night race series that rates high on his list in Breckenridge, CO. Quoting him, he says the single speed category is "fierce and fun" and "Mav Sports is what mountain bike racing should be. Wednesday nighters are $15-20 with excellent support, stacked prizes and free beer following every race". Details here.
Back in Baltimore, the combination of art and human powered vehicles known as the Kinetic Sculpture race is Saturday May 5th. This is always a good time with most sculptures made from bicycles or bike parts for the transportation part. The best way to view the "race" is of course, by bike. Cruise along with the sculputures, stop for the various events (water stages, the mud/sand pit) and along the way it always a good idea to stop a refuel at the many bars and pubs near the route.