Stock photo bike ride

We’re hard-pressed to think of a better way to kick off the official start to summer than a morning ride through Charm City by bike followed by an afternoon of local brews, bands and food truck noshes.

Sponsored by Union Craft Brewing Company and Heavy Seas Alehouse (as well as the Cycle Mill and Aviation Velo Bike Shop), the 15 mile round trip ride begins at 9:30 (for the earliest risers). There are also start times of 10, 10:30, and 11 am, with all riders headed to Heavy Seas Alehouse where two 5 oz beers created specifically for the event can be sampled before heading back to Union Craft. The predetermined route which runs through areas including Penn Station, the Maryland Zoo, Fell’s Point and Little Italy can be accessed here.

Once back at Union Craft, riders can re-hydrate with some more suds (one Union Craft pint is included) and partake in the post-pedaling festival with games, live music and food trucks. Registration also includes a raffle ticket for prizes like new bikes and restaurant gift cards.

Proceeds support the advocacy efforts of Bikemore and Bike MD for better safety and infrastructure for bike riding in Baltimore.

Learn more and sign up at:–event-info.html.