Oella resident Laura Cook is now a member of the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Two UMBC students biked from Baltimore to San Francisco this summer with 4k For Cancer.
Now that summer is coming to an end, most of us are reminiscing about lazy afternoons at the pool or our favorite vacation spot. But UMBC students Omar Bukhari and Adam Gerber are reflecting on their amazing 70-day journey, biking 4,000 miles from Baltimore to San Francisco to help support the fight against cancer with an organization called 4k for Cancer. Bukhari and Gerber, along with 26 fellow riders, traveled across America raising money for cancer research. Together, Bukhari and Gerber raised almost $10,000 and exceeded their minimum goals of $4,000 each. Sponsors helped fund different aspects of the ride like donating meals and in, some cases, hotel rooms. As the bikers trekked down highways and roads, curious onlookers even gave a …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Two UMBC students will bike from Baltimore to San Francisco this summer with 4k For Cancer.
No matter who you are, chances are you know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Two University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) students, Omar Bukhari and Adam Gerber, have decided to do something to help support the cause. Bukhari and Gerber are both officers for the Pre-Medical Society at UMBC and decided to sign up for the ride together when 4k For Cancer visited the UMBC campus. “A lot of doctors have research backgrounds but they don’t get to do anything that lets them grow as an individual,” said Gerber. For 63 days this summer, Bukhari and Gerber will spend their time biking almost 100 miles a day from Baltimore to San Francisco. “I thought 4k For Cancer meant four kilometers, not four thousand miles,” said Gerber. …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Part 3 of 3: Patapsco Valley State Park has a number of wonderful sights to see, and the backdrop of snow and ice makes them even more amazing to behold.
Normally I enjoy running along the trails in our local state park, but the snow and ice that fell in the last winter storm made it much more difficult to get out this week. Rather than foregoing a chance to wander through the park, however, I dressed up in some warm hiking clothes and took my daughter Katie along with me to discover what the Cascade Falls Trail has to offer. Since I was travelling with a 2-year-old, I figured it was probably best to drive as close as I possibly could to the trailhead for Cascade Falls. I entered the park along South Road, just south of I-195 off of Route 1. Entering at this location allows drivers to see one of the park’s main attractions, the Thomas Viaduct. According to the Department of Natural …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Part 1 of 3: Catonsville's local state park is the ideal place for running, biking or hiking, even in the winter.
Ferris Bueller once said, “life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The same could be said for Patapsco Valley State Park; it lies right next door to Catonsville, but if you’re like me, you often overlook what the park has to offer. Patapsco Valley State Park is a dream come true for runners, bikers and hikers. According to the park’s website there are “170 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails.” The park features ponds, bridges, tunnels, playgrounds and picnic areas. It is even used by equestrians who enjoy taking a leisurely ride the old-fashioned way. Patapsco Valley stretches across four counties and has a rather unusual shape. According to …