Baltimore’s Cyclist Assaults are Motivated by Race, Class

Two weeks ago we wrote at length about Baltimore’s neighborhoods and their racial and class divides. The lines between neighborhoods, and between black and white are very finely drawn and are as old as our city itself. They haven’t changed very much since the period of white flight after the Jim Crow era, and they’re […]

The Chop Approves of Fox River Gloves

It’s no secret that the Chop is a big fan of woolen garments. We’re practically one quarter sheep on our mother’s side. Jackets, overcoats, even chunky socks; we wear it all, all Winter long. Strangely though we’ve never been much on gloves. We’re they type whose prone to leave one glove behind when we go […]

What’s Happening To Baltimore Bike Party?

We mentioned on Friday that we had mixed feelings about the police presence at Baltimore Bike Party. Let us be clear now: those feelings are no longer mixed. According to the BBP Facebook page the city has demanded that all riders stop at all red lights during the ride. The organizers and (for the most […]