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.
The Tour dem Parks, Hon! annual bicycle ride offers a close-up view of regional parks like Carroll, Patterson, Clifton and Druid Hill, as well as some quietly tucked away gems. Participants choose from 4 routes: 14 miles (the family ride on the Gwynn’s Falls Trail), 25 miles, 35 miles, or a metric century (64 miles). So you can choose your route based upon how well you’ve been keeping up with your fitness New Years resolution. Proceeds support Baltimore’s parks, as well as environmental, “friends of parks”, and cycling groups. It’s a fully supported ride, meaning that there are rest stops where you can recoup and refuel, and the whole thing ends with a jazz barbeque. You can race your way there, or take it slow and appreciate the many views.
Tour dem Parks, Hon! Takes place Sunday, June 8th. For more information, or to register or volunteer, visit the website.
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