We are really looking forward to our upcoming Spring meeting in Baltimore on April 27th! The Friday before the meeting, we’ll have several activities including a walk and a happy hour reception. Here is a list of the activities, and we’ll provide updates here as more information is available.
EVENTS – Friday, April 26th
2 - 3:45 PM – Guided Bike Ride: 15 miles, no pre-registration required. Leaves from/ends at the Quality Inn. Jones Falls Trail ride, including the Inner Harbor, Penn Station, Druid Hill Park, and more.
If you wish to rent a bike, we recommend Light Street Cycles (1124 Light St, 410-685-2234, lightstcycles.com) which is located about 2 blocks from the evening’s reception site and 1 mi from Quality Inn.
4-5 PM – Guided Walk: 2 mile guided walk, no pre-registration required. Leave from the Quality Inn. Tourist speed. War Memorial (City Hall) Plaza, Inner Harbor & Promenade, Federal Hill Park, Cross Street Market. End at reception site.
5-6 PM - East Coast Greenway Reception: Mad River Bar & Grille (madriverbaltimore.com). Enjoy light appetizers, brief presentations from local partners, and the unveiling of our new Maryland/DC ECG guidebook! Return to Inner Harbor on foot or via the free circulator bus (charmcitycirculator.com) purple route.
7 – 8:30 PM – Bikemore Group Bike Ride - Baltimore Bike Prom. This fun costumed “bike party” will begin/end at Baltimore’s Washington Monument (699 N Charles St.), with an afterparty at the Pratt St Alehouse (206 W Pratt St.). “Fancy” attire required. See baltimorebikeparty.com for more info.
STATE of the GREENWAY SUMMIT and TRAIL COUNCIL MEETING Saturday April 27th – 9 AM to 5 PM
Baltimore World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., Constellation Room (21st Floor). Please note: you will need to show a valid ID to enter the facility, and RSVP to email@example.com so we can put you on attendee list.
Draft Agenda – exact times subject to change prior to the meeting.
8:30 AM Coffee
9:10 All-Star Speakers:
- Nate Evans, Bike & Pedestrian Planner, City of Baltimore
- Carol Silldorff, Executive Director, Bike Maryland
- Jennifer Jones, Tourism Development Manager, MD Dept of Tourism & Economic Development
- Michael Jackson, Director of Pedestrian & Bicycle Access, MD Dept. of Transportation
- Eric Brenner, Director, Maryland Governor’s Grants Office
10:10 Trail Program Progress Report
10:25 Keynote Address: Andy Clarke (President, League of American Bicyclists)
11:20 New England Region report
11:40 Mid-Atlantic Region report
12:00 South Atlantic Region report
12:30 Lunch Break: on site (you may purchase a boxed lunch for $10 – email firstname.lastname@example.org)
1:30 Special Guest: U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin
2:15 Southeast Region report
2:50 Afternoon break
ECGA TRAIL COUNCIL MEETING
3:00 Call to Order and Review of Minutes
3:10 Trail Designations 3:40 ECG wayfinding report
3:45 ECG on-road facilities report
4:15 Addressing the ECG’s least safe roadway sections
4:50 New Business / Q&A
Dinner and Reception
5:30 Post-meeting social: Location TBD
6:30 Dinner: Location TBD
We have discounted rates available on rooms at two local hotels, located near the Baltimore WTC.
Quality Inn Downtown Baltimore, 110 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, 6 blocks from WTC.
$85/night (before tax) for a room w/ two double beds (20 rooms available at discounted rate). 410-637-3600 – give the group name East Coast Greenway for the discount.
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202, just down the street from WTC.
$149/night (before tax) for a room with 1 king or 2 queen beds (20 rooms available, must reserve by April 4th to receive discount.) 410-547-1200 – give group name East Coast Greenway, or use web reservation, group name ECGECGA.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you wish to attend the meeting – all guests must be on an attendee list and bring valid ID to enter the facility. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!