Love the City You're With Northeast Baltimore Bike Tour
Time & Location
About The Event
Calling all Baltimoreans and other curious travelers. See Baltimore's greatest attractions by bike with MIxolo. Plus-ones are welcome but never required with Mixolo. We're solo-friendly! You'll connect with your fellow riders and engage with our gracious, solo-friendly hosts, this time our neighbors in Northeast Baltimore, who are preparing for your arrival during our tour.
All skill levels are welcome. We'll be easy ridin,' stoppin,' eatin' and greetin" like old neighbors. See Baltimore. See other people.
On our "Love the City You're With" tours we want you to "Act like a tourist, and think like a resident" as we take a guided ride through Northeast Baltimore, and soon, other neighborhoods in our beloved Beta city. Our events are not just for Baltimoreans, but our faithful "tourists," from near and far who love this city or just want to get to know it better.
We'll start and end in Hamilton-Laruraville, now 100 years into their Baltimore City identity. This quiet, formerly "suburban" neighborhood of Baltimore City, founded in the mid-19th Century, and originally populated by mill families, is a culturally diverse community. Residents embrace and support their unique local establishments that make you feel like you have stepped into a welcoming home.
We'll explore their burgeoning main street full of local makers and proprietors, including cafes, book stores and the famed Zekes's Coffee where we'll begin our tour. We'll stop in on a couple more notable neighbors, including the award-winning Natasha's Brittle, which is now way more than brittle with her expertise in confectionery delights and her kitchen collective for local food makers called BMore Made with Pride Kitchen. We'll meet the owner of former mobile and online store, Tortuga, a brand new addition to the brick and mortar retail scene.
Hamilton-Lauraville and the surrounding neighborhoods made up of quaint village-like neighborhoods, with detached Victorian houses, colonials, and bungalows on bucolic tree-lined streets.
No bike? NO problem. We'll make sure you have access to a rental. Indicate your preference when you check out.
What will we see and do?
Starting point: We'll gather to get fueled at Zeke's Coffee on Harford Road, Hamilton-Luaravalle's main street. We'll gear up our bikes and agree on some essentials on bike use and safety while riding as a group.
Our ride will take us through many of the neighborhoods that make up Northeast Baltimore, including Hamilton, Lauraville, Armistead Gardens, Beverly Hills, Ednor Gardens and more, and slightly west to Waverly, Charles Village as we take the scenic ride through two of Baltimore's most notable city Parks, Lake Montebello and Clifton Park, three monumental educational institutions: City College, Morgan State University ,and Johns Hopkins University, with a strategic sustenance stop and tour of Waverly Famers Market (aka the 32nd Street Market). We'll even pass through the original Orioles Stadium!
Our last stop on the ride before returning to Hamilton/Lauraville will be the beautiful and historic Clifton Mansion, former home of abolitionist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Johns Hopkins, Now the home of Baltimore's Civic Works, an essential community-building organization offering educational, training and community service programs for Baltimore's residents, the mansion is situated on a hill with a stunning view of the city (selfies and ussies encouraged), flanked by the modern-day Clifton Park Golf Course greens.
Civic Works is graciously opening the mansion just for Mixolo riders on this Saturday for a self-guided tour, including access to the iconic tower just recently painstakingly restored to its original splendor (with a few modern conveniences). You'll discover or re-discover Baltimore's unique beauty.
Who will be our guide?
Our returning tour guide will be the "Queen of the Bike Tour Guides" in Baltimore and beyond, the endearing Penny Troutner, former owner of Light Street Cycles located in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Federal Hill. Her contributions to Baltimore's cultural landscape are too numerous to account for here. She knows her history and she is ready to share her love for Baltimore with our riders.
How do I participate?
Tickets for the event are limited and must be purchased in advance. You will be required to sign a waiver of liability before the ride in order to participate fully. We strongly encourage the use of bike helmets, but they are not required for participation. Bike locks are essential due to frequent stops. We have arranged for limited security at all stops, but please, play it safe.
Plan to BYOB, (bring your own bike), or let us know if you would like a referral for a rental when you register. We will attempt to coordinate a drop-off and pickup of your rented bike to a coordinated spot, depending on the availability of our participating bike shops. Payment arrangements can be made directly with the bike shops. Easy!
We are able to offer this amazing 4 hours+ tour for just $60/person. Limited water, coffee, and select food items will be included as well as entry fees/donations/stipends as applicable for our tours and accommodations.
Plan to bring cash or credit cards for self-exploration at the Farmer's market. Also, bring your own water bottle filled and a snack for that moment when you'll need some extra fuel.
What skill level is required for the tour?
Bike skills leave something to be desired? NO worries. We'll have a few experts on hand to give you some tips for your riding safety and pleasure.
Electronically-assisted bikes are a great option for those who may want a bit more power for the trek and are available for rental from select area bike stores, however, our ride is meandering at best.
The bike is simply the means by which we will explore our city. Our total trip for the Mixolo tour will be approximately 8 miles. We'll make many stops along the way. It's not a race, but a fun pace for all.
What about getting there - and parking?:
We encourage you to consider public transportation options with bike accommodations if they are available to you. We will keep you posted on arrangements we are able to make. Most of the street parking on the main street (Harford Road) is pay parking on Saturday, but there are residential streets with few restrictions.
How do I become a member and attend this event with Mixolo?
Mixolo membership is free and easy. All adults 18+ are welcome regardless of relationship status. When you register for this event here on the web, we will ask for basic identifying information that will automatically qualify you as a member and subscriber.
Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple iTunes for download.
The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform in the app, for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to participate in the event?
Minimum age requirements for MIxolo events are generally 18 and over. Attendees under 21 will not be served alcoholic beverages. Please be prepared to show identification for proof of age.
How may I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are refundable up to 14 days before the event. We cannot accept refunds after October 18, 2019, as Mixolo will remain obligated to the hosts this scheduled event for a confirmed number of attendees and pre-purchased tickets.
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