Friday Morning Urban Excursion and/or Breakfast Ride

This ride can go anywhere in Baltimore City. We sometimes ride the Gwynn's Falls Trail, or the Jones Falls Trail, or the Inner Harbor Promenade, but sometimes it's just urban exploration ride, and we gladly take route suggestions. We will bike from City Hall and go anywhere from 10 - 20 miles depending on the group that shows up. We usually finish by 8:00 am and all head off to work. This is a weekly ride that continues all year except in inclement weather.

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  • A.

    $1000??! Is that what bikes go for these days?? lol I was thinking more like $100 or so...who wants to go bike shopping with me?? I'm going to need alot of coaxing :/

    May 24, 2013

    • Keon and M.

      Lol. I hate to be the one to break the bad news to you but a hundred bucks will get you a Walmart special and that's about it. Now thats all you can afford didn't get it however, I do have a bike from Walmart but I did a lot of work to it and it was specifically what I was looking for at the time. if you go see penny down at light Street cycles that is going to be your best bet. You never know she got back in the corner that might be just what you need. But you need to plan to spend at least 300 bucks. The shop is down there by cross street market on light street. The address xscapes me at the moment but she's on here all the time just give her a call.

      May 24, 2013

  • A.

    I'm not sure why I can't reply to your comment in a string but, nonetheless...Thanks Keon! That was really good information. I'm going to look for a bike shop this week. I was shopping around for a bike rack as well and that had me a bit nervous. I don't want my bike falling off on the highway, as some have experienced :( I'm hoping that I can get all this squared away ASAP. I look forward to riding with everyone. Thanks again!

    May 19, 2013

    • Penny T.

      I've been busy, but I just wanted to chime in that keon is on the mark. Go to your nearest bike shop (mine is on Light St) and look at hybrids. If you are prepared to spend around $1,000.00, a cyclocross bike would be your most versatile bike of all.

      May 23, 2013

    • Keon and M.

      Hey Penny ... In regards to my cross bike, is it common for people to change the front chain ring from let's say my 48 a 52?

      May 24, 2013

  • A.

    Thanks for the reply. I should have been a bit more detailed in my initial comment. I am a beginner. I have yet to purchase a bike b/c I know nothing about what type of bikes are good for different trails, paths, etc. So, I need some help with choosing a bike that will allow me the greatest flexibility to participate in the various meetups. If you can contribute it would be greatly appreciated. :)

    May 18, 2013

    • Keon and M.

      If you're going to be riding in Baltimore City and the trails in and out of the city flexibility is good. Hey hybrid bicycle which is a cross between a mountain bike and a commuter road bike slash something else is a great choice and a great way to go. It does not have mountain bike tires but at the same time it does not have a road bike tires. They're usually great for City Community and it will handle the trails like the Glens Falls Trail order Jones Falls Trail pretty nicely. Its gear friendly in the sense that you do have high enough gears to get you moving with a speed and gears low enough to bail you out of trouble when you going up hill. They are reasonably inexpensive and pretty much can handle anything a city will throw its way. The one thing I would strongly recommend is to visit your local bike shop and look at the difference between various bicycle manufacturers. Purchasing a bike for my bike shop will also ensure that yo and will not fall apart. Good luck.

      May 18, 2013

    • Keon and M.

      And that's not my bike shop that's a bike shop. I hate smart phones

      May 18, 2013

  • A.

    What type of bike would I need for this? No one ever responds to me :(

    May 18, 2013

    • Keon and M.

      Pretty much any type of bike would do. Would not doing tremendously fast speeds. The max we going to get probably is like a 10 to 13 mile per hour. I typically can sustain that type of speed on a mountain bike however a road bike or hybrid bike or a bike with slicks definitely would make that a little bit easier.

      May 18, 2013

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