The Bikeway Needs Your Help

From our friends at the Horizon Foundation:

The Bikeway: Underfunded, At Risk

Add Your Voice of Support for the Next Budget

Thank you for joining us in advocacy last year, and sharing our vision of Howard County as a place where everyone can easily and safely walk or bike where they need to go.

We need a new, higher level of investment in biking to make this vision a reality.

Our advocacy made a difference last year, as the county went from $136,000 in funding for new bike facilities in FY17 to $600,000 in FY18. However, this is still very underfunded. In comparison, this year Montgomery County put more than $23 million of county funds into bicycling routes and Anne Arundel County committed more than $6 million. 

At this rate, it will take over 12 years to fund the Bikeway. The Bike Master Plan will take decades longer than promised.

Join us & renew your call on the county to fully fund the Bikeway

The county executive is working on his proposed budget for FY2019. Now is the prime opportunity to let county leaders know you support $3 million in funding for the Bikeway and want to see an increased investment in building a more bikeable community.

Even if you showed support last year, please take action and add your voice for this budget cycle! More than 1,500 people and 20 community institutions and businesses have endorsed this request. Every person, organization and business that supports the Bikeway makes a difference. Check out our new website on the Bikeway for more information. 

9th Annual Bike HoCo/All-Club Ride

Time again to join Howard County cyclists on BAHC's 9th Annual Bike HoCo (All-Club) Ride. Enjoy a GREAT Fall ride and social.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Check-in/Registration -- 8:30 - 10am
  • Staggered Start: Metric (63 mile) at 9am, 45 mile at 9:30 am, and 34/26 mile at 10 am
  • Beer and soft drinks will be available post-ride from 11:30 am – 3 pm

LOCATION: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  • Start/Check-in/: APL Softball Field Parking Lot
  • GPS/Google Maps location: Across from 7150 Sanner Road, Clarksville, MD

DONATION: Use our Donate button at: https://bikehoco.org/take-action/ or send via Paypal to webmaster@bikehoco.org

  • Bike HoCo is a §501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization.
  • We request a minimum donation of $5 per rider to help fund our efforts as advocates for Howard County bicycling. You also donate cash when you check-in/sign waiver.
  • This is Bike HoCo only 2017 fundraiser, so please consider donating even if you don’t ride.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • 63/45/34/26 mile routes. Cue sheets and GPS data files are linked below and we will have paper copies at check-in.
  • Sign in starts at @ 8:30 am -- ALL riders must sign waiver
  • Staggered start:
  • 63 mile Metric Century @ 9am
  • 45 mile @ 9:30am
  • 34/26 mile routes @ 10am

 

  • Princeton Sports will again provide SAG support.
  • Rest stop @ Glenwood Community Center (Rt 97 & Carrs Mill Rd. Otherwise, routes go by various convenience stores
  • Post-ride social adjacent to APL softball field in the parking area.
  • Bike HoCo will also provide beer/soft drinks or you can BYO beer or wine (and some to share - especially if it is a good micro brew).
  • Wear Club or Group jerseys if you have one.