Apr 142013

The Sierra Club is kicking off its bike initiative with a bike ride on Saturday, April 20th at 10 am.  The bike ride, with discussion, will loop through Silver Spring and Takoma Park.   The ride assembles at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring near the skating rink.  It’s a great way to show your support for bicycling in Montgomery County. Dan Reed (blogger for GGW) and Jack Cochrane (MoBike) will be leading the ride.  The route includes the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, and a few city streets, exploring a variety of semi-urban biking landscapes.  Stronger riders can continue on to Wheaton. Along the way the Sierra Club will discuss its new Bicycle Statement, filled with ideas to make biking a safe and common activity for everyone.  The ride includes […]

 Posted by at 3:43 pm on Apr 14, 2013  Comments Off on Sierra Club ride to show cycling challenges, discuss new bike statement
Oct 182012

MCBAG (Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group) meets tonight (Thursday 10/18) from 7 to 9 pm at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg office.  Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month in most months.  The meeting location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville, and this one is in Gaithersburg.   The address is 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg on the 4th floor. There’s a security person in the lobby who can direct you if you need help.  You can bring your bike up the elevator.

 Posted by at 9:28 am on Oct 18, 2012  Comments Off on MCBAG meeting tonight (10/18) at 7 pm in Gaithersburg
Sep 202012

The September meeting of MCBAG is tonight (Thursday September 20th) at 7 pm in Rockville.  The location rotates between Gaithersburg and Rockville.  This one’s in Rockville. MEETING DETAILS: MCBAG meetings in Rockville are held in the tall Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, in the large 9th floor conference room. Enter from the lower level entrance off Monroe Street.  Ring the buzzer to the left of the door and tell them you’re there for the bike meeting and security will let you in  Then you can use the elevators at the far end by the security desk.  Bring your bike to the room, take Metro, or park for free in the big garage across East Jefferson Street. There’s some […]

 Posted by at 2:28 pm on Sep 20, 2012  Comments Off on MCBAG meeting tonight (9/20) at 7 pm in Rockville
Sep 192012

Don’t forget the North Branch Trail meeting tonight! (September 19th, 2012).  The Montgomery County Parks Department is holding the meeting to discuss the design of the planned North Branch Hiker-Biker Trail.  The Parks Department will discuss possible alignments and alternatives and ask for input from people attending the meeting. The North Branch Trail is proposed to connect the Lake Frank Lakeside Trail to Bowie Mill Park near Derwood.  The trail will be located in upper Rock Creek Park and the North Branch Stream Valley Park. For a map and other information, go to this project page.  Or you can contact project manager Marian Elsasser by email or at 301-495-3597.  All input is welcome and you can send input to her directly […]

 Posted by at 4:42 pm on Sep 19, 2012  Comments Off on North Branch Trail meeting tonight
Aug 102012

The August MCBAG meeting is cancelled. The meeting will not be held at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg location.  The meeting will not be held at MCDOT’s Rockville location.  The location of canceled meetings will rotate between not here and not there. The next MCBAG meeting will be September 20th in Rockville.  The address is  101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850 .  The October meeting will be in Gaithersburg.

 Posted by at 1:14 pm on Aug 10, 2012  Comments Off on August MCBAG meeting is cancelled