Velocipede Bike Project – Helping Baltimore get Biking
Velocipede Bike Project provides second-hand bicycles and hands-on education in a shared workspace. They serve Baltimore by empowering people of all backgrounds to take their transportation into their own hands.
Almost hidden in a former car garage in the southern part of the Station North Arts district, you can find the Velocipede Bike Project. The space is open according to their web page Sundays (2pm – 5pm for Open Shop)
Wednesday (5pm-9pm for Open Shop) , Thursdays 6:30-7PM for Orientations) and then continuing 7PM-9PM for Drop-In Classes.)
The premise of the project is simple, become a member, donate some time, and/or pay a small fee and have access to the shop where you can build yourself a bike, or learn how to modify or repair a bike that you own. That’s right, build, not buy a bike.
Velocipede was created in 2006 with a mission to promote alternative transportation by selling second-hand bikes and providing people with tools and equipment to build their own.
Over the past years Baltimore has slowly but surely become more “bike friendly”. To view a map of Baltimore City bike routes courtesy of Bikemaryland.com click here. There is a range of active groups and one great place to start is the Baltimore Bike Club which organizes rides every weekend.