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Ride & View the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race

The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race is an annual free event in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area. I've gone the past couple of years, and had a great time. If you haven't been or haven't heard of this fun event, here's the website: http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/ I thought it'd be fun to meet up and check out the various race participant's movable bike sculpture and then ride along the route event to watch as the race unfolds. Bring your camera and/or smartphone to take pictures. We'll stop and watch the water event at Caton Waterfront Park, where there is also restrooms and food vendors. The water event lasts a couple hours (11:15-1:15), as the race participants have to enter the water, paddle around a short pier and then climb back up the steep boat ramp. It's fun to see how the vehicles either make or break during this event. Brompton Club members can stay as long or short as you want for this ride event. The whole route is about 15 miles. The ride to Caton Waterfront Park is probably half of that. The event continues on to a obstacle course at Patterson Park. Although it's a little interesting to watch the participants grind their way over sand and mud, it's quite slow, so I suggest we head back to the Visionary Art Museum after watching the waterfront event. Take a look at the website and let me know if you'd like to join me. There are a number of parking garages located around the Inner Harbor, where you can park for the day (for $15-$20). Rain will cancel our attending this event, and I will reschedule another ride later in the month. Thanks!

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  • Nance

    Great idea for a ride. Viewing the floats and the people prior to the race was so much fun. And actually riding across town in the parade was the best!!! Enjoying the energy of the participants and seeing the floats make it down the boat ramp and into the water.....so cool!! Plan to go again next year, this can't be beat! Love you FiFi :-)

    May 3, 2014

  • Nance

    Fabulous Day, Fabulous Race!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Charmaine

    Great weather for a great bike event! :). There were some very creative and colorful bike sculpture floats, an all-girl drum corps to get the crowd revved up, and then we rode alongside the parade as the sidewalks were lined with spectators who were waving and taking pics. It's amazing these bike sculptures can roll along, let alone float in the water!

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running behind a bit. I'll be a bit late and will find everyon on route. If someone might post which float/contestant the group is closest too that would rock. We might might make it before you jet. Bringing a friend I talked into a Brompton.

    May 3, 2014

  • Peggy T.

    Dang! I've got a class the next couple of months on Sat morning. (What was I thinking??). Next year, for sure!

    April 27, 2014

    • Charmaine

      Bummer! Yes, the event happens every year, so no problem to come next year. :)

      April 27, 2014

  • Amy H.

    We Baltimore Bromptonians will be at the race, and will be on the lookout for you!

    April 27, 2014

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