Patterson Park hosted Bikejam, a gathering of over 1200 cycling enthusiasts, on Sunday, May 17. Over 20 bike races were held throughout the event with riders ranging in ages from under 9 years old to over 45. Some of these races, like the The Kelly Cup Pro Race, were high-caliber, professional level races. Other less strenuous trails were available for the more leisurely rider, like the The Lolly Pop Ride which is a 12 mile ride through Druid Hill Park, the farmer’s market, and community gardens. Bikejam was created by the Gathering and sanctioned by the U.S. Cycling Federation to celebrate the cycling community and get others involved in this healthy and fun sport.
Food trucks, such as The Ice Cream Experiment which made instant ice cream in front of you, provided food and drink specials to fuel the riders and bystanders.
Live music was provided by the Orchester Prazevica Rufus Roundtree and Da B’More Brass Factory.
For more information, visit bikejam.org.
by GIANNA DECARLO EDITOR@BALTIMOREGUIDE.COM