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May 17, 2016 – Rides of Silence to honor dead and injured cyclists
As part of a world-wide event, Maryland cyclists have organized six Rides of Silence around the state to honor those who have died or been injured on public roadways.

August 24, 2015 – Ghost Bike Honoring Arthur “John” Martin
Bike Maryland and the Martin Family place a ghost bike at the Carroll County intersection where John lost his life 5 years ago.

May 19, 2015 – Ride of Silence
Across the state there will be Rides of Silence. Bike Maryland is organizing one in Westminster in honor of Arthur “John” Martin, Jr.

February 5, 2015 – Response to Indictment of Heather Cook
Bike Maryland trusts in the State’s Attorney’s Office of Baltimore City handling of the case against Heather Cook for the hit-and-run death of Tom Palermo. We urge all drivers to be safe and fully committed to the operation of the vehicle.

January 29, 2015 Bike Maryland 2015 Symposium
Bike Maryland and our local affiliates invite all Maryland cyclists to spend the day in Annapolis on March 17th, 2015. Our morning agenda focuses on legislation and elected official education. In the afternoon we will focus on bicycle infrastructure, mountain biking, and will celebrate accomplishments from across the state. At 4 pm we will have a Happy Hour courtesy of Brewer’s Art.

January 9, 2015 – Mosby Announces Charges in the Palermo Cycling Case
After a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a bicyclist fatality on December 27, 2014, the State’s Attorney’s office released the above press release based on the investigation done by the Baltimore City Police Department. The charges filed against the driver are detailed in the press release.

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May 19, 2015 – Bike to Work Day Organizers Hope to Break Record
Interim Executive Director, Steve Miller, talks about the dangers of distracted driving.

May 18, 2015 – Silent ride remembers those killed or injured while riding
Interim Executive Director, Steve Miller, joined the Frederick Pedalers for their annual Ride of Silence to honor fallen and injured cyclists.

November 24, 2015 – Crowds honor fallen cyclists near Chesapeake Beach
The Capital Gazette covers the memorial ride and ghost bike installation for killed tandem cyclists.

November 22, 2015 – ‘Ghost Bike’ honors couple killed while cycling
Friends, family, and the broader bicycling community joined to place a white tandem bicycle to memorialize John and Lynne, who were killed by a drunk driver in October.

November 3, 2015 Woman Charged in Drunk Driving Deaths Out on Bail
The woman who killed tandem cyclists is out on bail, but advocates and law enforcement want her off the road.

May 21, 2015 – Widow’s lawsuit aims to make Route 75 safer for bicyclists
A cement truck struck and killed Rosemarie Martin’s husband in 2010. In 2015, trucks continue to run a stop sign onto MD-75, a popular cycling route in Carroll County.

Summer 2015 –  Bike Maryland’s 15 second PSA sent out to Maryland Radio Stations

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January 6, 2015 – Baltimore Bike Safety, The Dan Rodricks Show, WYPR 88.1 FM Radio   play listen now
The death in north Baltimore of bicycle enthusiast Thomas Palermo galvanized the local cycling community into pushing for more safety measures.   Guests: Nate Evans, Executive Director of Bike Maryland, Greg Hinchliffe, Interim Executive Director of Bikemore; and City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (14th District).

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January 1, 2016 – Open road, and light holiday traffic, beckons to cyclists
Cyclists took to the roads to celebrate the New Year, and Emily, our advocacy coordinator, spoke about the importance of three feet.

December 18, 2015 – Cycling Community Gathers for Tim Holden’s ‘Final Ride’
A hundred cyclists met in the pre-dawn to escort Tim Holden’s motorcade to Arlington National Cemetery. Holden died on August 28th when a driver swerved onto the shoulder and struck him from behind.

November 24, 2015 – Crowds honor fallen cyclists near Chesapeake Beach
More coverage about the memorial ride for Lynne Rosenbusch and John Fauerby. Photos of the event provided by Bike Maryland and the DC Randonneurs.

November 22, 2015 – Ghost Bike honors couple killed while cycling
Hundreds of cyclists gathered to place a tandem ghost bike for John Fauerby and Lynne Rosenbusch. The couple was killed by a drunk driver.

November 3, 2015 – Woman Charged in Drunk Driving Deaths out on Bail
Emily talks with WJZ about the dangers drunk drivers pose to all types of cyclists.

June 15, 2015 – Police issue few citations for drivers passing bikes too closely 
Maryland’s three foot law is not used to cite close passes.

May 20, 2015 – Bicyclists Riding in Silence to Honor Those Killed on Roads
Rides of Silence are occurring across the state to honor cyclists lost and injured on public roads.

March 29, 2015 – Celebrating a chilly ‘opening day’ for newest section of Jones Falls Trail
When the latest section of Baltimore’s Jones Falls Trail was completed late in the fall, trail boosters thought it best to hold off on a dedication ceremony. Spring weather would be better, they thought..

March 26, 2015 – Deal will expand mountain biking at Loch Raven Reservoir
A new stewardship agreement between the city of Baltimore, MORE (Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts) and the International Mountain Bike Association promises improved mountain bike access to the watershed

March 24, 2015 – Maryland traffic fatalities hit 66-year low
Maryland traffic fatalities have hit a low, but pedestrian bicycle fatalities are rising as a proportion of traffic fatalities.

January 16, 2015 – Baltimore City bike advocates say cycling improvements slow
Area cyclists and advocates express frustration with slow pace of cycling improvements in Baltimore City. Emily Ranson, Advocacy Coordinator at Bike Maryland, highlights faster pace of improvements in towns and cities across the state.

January 7, 2015 – County Should Get Behind Bicycle Safety Initiatives, Editorial, The Baltimore Sun
 A call for the promotion of education for drivers and bicyclists, responsible bicycling habits, and for the Baltimore County council to stand up for pro-bicycling initiatives like their fellow councilmen, David Marks (5th District) and Tom Quirk (1st District).

January 1, 2015 – More Than 1000 Ride for Tom Palermo and Safer Bicycling Conditions, Fern Shen, Baltimore Brew
A report on the memorial ride for Tom Palermo with quotes from organizers Jed Weeks and Greg Hinchliffe, of Bikemore, and Nate Evans, Executive Director of Bike Maryland.

December 28, 2014 – Grief and Anger at Scene of Fatal Bike Crash, Fern Shen, Baltimore Brew
The city’s bike community, including Katie Gore, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Safety Program Coordinator, react to the loss of a comrade on a road that is known as a major throughway for Baltimore cyclists going in and out of the city.

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 February 23, 2017 – Legislation aimed to increase pedestrian, bicycle rider safety, WBALTV NBC Baltimore
Includes interview with Bike Maryland’s Kim Lamphier

 Apr 20, 2015 – Bike Friendly Driver Program, WBFF TV Baltimore
Interview with Brian Kopp, Education Coordinator for Bike Maryland

 March 31, 2015 – Maryland Groups Build Awareness For Bike Safety, WJZTV CBS Baltimore
Keeping the roads safe. Bike safety has been getting a lot of attention in recent months.
As Mike Schuh reports, with the bike season upon us, there is a new effort to educate those behind the wheel.

February 9, 2015 – Deadly Crashes Between Cars And Md. Cyclists Happening At Alarming Rate, WJZTV CBS Baltimore Deadly crashes between cars and bikes are happening in Maryland at an alarming rate. WJZ investigates this deadly trend and what’s behind it.  Interview with Katie Gore, Bike Maryland Bike-MINDED Safety Program Coordinator and Emily Ranson, Bike Maryland Advocacy Coordinator

January 12, 2015 – Baltimore Bike Safety, Direct Connection, MPT The death of the bicycle enthusiast Thomas Palermo prompted many in the local cycling community to ask for more safety measures. Greg Hinchliffe, Interim Executive Director of Bikemore and Brian Kopp, Education Coordinator for Bike Maryland about bike safety issues.

 December 29, 2014 – Leader of Bicycle Advocacy Group Speaks About Recent Fatalities, In Focus, WMAR ABC2 Watch the video in the link above which features Greg Hinchliffe, Interim Executive Director of Bikemore, talking with ABC2 In Focus about what needs to be done to make the roads safer following several recent bicycle fatalities on area roads.