Columbia Association’s 2012 BikeAbout a Record-Setting Success

This year’s Columbia BikeAbout was the most popular one yet, setting a record for riders with a total of 408 participants taking to the 13-mile course around town.

That was an increase from the 345 who rode last year in the annual event, which is organized by Columbia Association’s Columbia Archives.

This year’s course took participants on a self-paced tour along pathways and sidewalks to several notable sites in Long Reach, Oakland Mills, Town Center and Wilde Lake, including Blandair Park, the Woodlawn Slave Quarters, the Oakland Ridge Industrial Park (Columbia’s first industrial area, which has become a hidden marketplace), Thunder Hill (for the story behind its street names), and Symphony Woods and Downtown Columbia (for discussion of the past, present and future development).

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