Baltimore Skate Weekend
August 12-14, 2016
(No event was planned 2017-2020.)
The rumors are true, hon... We went back to Baltimore yet again! B'more Skate Weekend was an exciting weekend of skating on the streets of Charm City.
Many unique routes and miles of city streets, vistas, bridges, hills, brews, and a chance to discover Baltimore's scenery and skate on some great new pavement.
This is a FREE event; here is no registration required. You are responsible for getting yourself there, your lodging, and your food... reasonable prices make this skate event the most affordable event in the "circuit".
Not content to simply host Skate DC Weekend, The WAR skaters use the same format to share the hidden gems of Baltimore with you. We will lead the skates. Mother Nature will provide the great weather. Quad skates and bicycles are welcome.
It's a social-street-skating weekend, not a race. Helmets required.
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore MD 21202 - hotel information link
Rate: $211 per night plus tax
Rooms must be reserved by July 15th to get the group rate
Skates will start and end at the hotel and leave promptly. Allow plenty of time to park and get there to be sure you don't miss it!
Friday, Aug 12, 2016
3:00pm Gathering at hotel
3:30pm "Nice to Meet You, Hon" Skate
Note: THIS SKATE REQUIRES YOU TO CARRY FOOTWEAR for the FREE Water Taxi ride
In this first skate of the 2016 Baltimore Skate Weekend we will tour around the Inner Harbor in a clockwise direction. It promises to be a scenic skate and we will never be far away from the water. Surfaces will vary from wonderfully smooth blacktop and concrete to less wonderfully smooth bricks, wooden planking, and cobblestones.
We will be taking the FREE water taxi from Canton Waterfront Park to Tide Point and to board this boat YOU MUST HAVE FOOTWEAR OTHER THAN SKATES.
Route: Easy • 2 hours • 8 miles • Click here for the route map
Led by: David
7:00pm Gathering at hotel
7:30pm Friday Night Skate
Skate downtown Baltimore, with the midpoint stop at the Peabody Heights Brewery tasting room. We'll see some history while skating the bricks of Old Town Mall, seeing the repurposed historic American Brewery. We'll skate gently downhill through Clifton Park, and run through Patterson Park. We'll stop to see Charm City Skate Park before a soft ending in Fells Point, for pizza and beer at BOP.
Route: Intermediate • 2.5 hours (includes 30 min beer stop) • 13 miles • Click here for the route map
Led by: David
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016
9:45am Gathering at hotel
10am Saturday Morning Skate:
Route: A reprise of the Falls-to-Falls skate from 2014. Enjoy a lovely off-street trail with nice pavement, following a babbling creek to a waterfall, skate up through the city and around druid hill park. Return back through the city along Jones Falls.
Route: Advanced • 3 hours • 15 miles • Route map (to be updated with this year's hotel)
Led by: Christophe
2:30pm Gathering at hotel
3pm Saturday Afternoon Skate
Route: This 15 mile skate begins at the hotel, then travels down S. Charles Street, on our way to Fort McHenry. From the fort we will travel past Tide Point, on our way to the Inner Harbor. We will skate along the harbor, through Canton, to reach Patterson Park, after which, we will head back to the hotel. Only a few small hills.
Route: Intermediate • 15 miles • Route link
Led by: Chris
Sunday, Aug 16, 2016
8:45am Gathering at hotel
9am-11am Sunday Morning Skate
Led by: Christophe
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