Planners designing a new urban trail to connect Lake Montebello with Wyman Park announced last night that they have come up with a preferred approach for further study: Building the trail in the 33rd Street median, rather than displacing a parking lane in the street itself.
Patterson Park, one of Baltimore’s most popular places for a stroll (or a jog, if you’re feeling ambitious) is getting some nice attention recently.
Tour dem Parks, Hon! is the annual bike ride through Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods that offers a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Herring Run & Druid Hill. In other words, it’s a great way to spend a gorgeous Sunday hitting some of Baltimore’s best green spaces. It’s perfect for avid cyclists and newbies alike. That’s because participants get to choose from 3 routes: 14 miles (the family ride on the Jones’ Falls Trail), 25 miles or 35 miles. You get to ride at your own pace, and take in the sights on your own time. This is a bike ride that’s all about seeing– not about winning.
What better way to take in Baltimore’s sprawling, beautiful parks than on a bicycle? And what better time than early summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, and the city hasn’t yet begun to boil over with July and August heat? And what better way than as a volunteer for the Tour dem Parks, Hon bicycle race? Of course, volunteering is optional, but it is a great way to get involved, help make it all happen, and ride along for free.
We’ve just gone ahead and curved the results of the American College of Sports and Medicine’s “American fitness index.” Even with a generous 21.8 points added (because Minneapolis-St. Paul, the fittest city in the country, scored just 78.2 out of 100 possible points), Baltimore scores an underwhelming 81.3, or a B-minus. The upside? We’re much, much healthier than Detroit!