Bikers get to see the sights of Baltimore on Sunday

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May 30, 2002|By Mercedes Suarez

Take in the sights of Baltimore on "The Great Neighborhood Bike Ride" this Sunday. What better family activity than a Sunday bike ride, especially when you can see Baltimore without having to worry about traffic? The tour accommodates bikers of all abilities with choices of 13-, 20- and 40-mile rides.

The rides begin at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus and end in the Wyman Park Dell at the Charles Village Festival, where you can enjoy live entertainment and food. Sights of interest on the rides include Lake Montebello, Sherwood Gardens, Evergreen House and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Also on the way are the 41st Street Bridge, TV Hill, Roland Park, Loyola College and Clipper Mill.

Snacks will be available en route and there will be prizes and giveaways. Routes are marked, and patrolling SAG vehicles will provide mechanical assistance. The event benefits the Women's Housing Coalition.

"The Great Neighborhood Bike Ride" begins at Garland Field, Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. The fee is $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under. Registration starts at 8 a.m.; the ride begins at 9 a.m. Helmets required. Call 410-235-5782.

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