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Beach Volleyball At The Inner Harbor

In strictlybaltimore on October 5, 2012 at 9:55 am
Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic 2007

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bump, set, spike, dig!

 

If you know these terms than you know it’s from volleyballBaltimore Beach Volleyball has an open beach volleyball pit right in the Inner Harbor. Typically on the weekends from 11 AM to 5 PM the Baltimore Beach Volleyball offers Drop-In play for $5 per person to play the whole day. (Check their main site here to see if they have changed the date or time of drop-in play. Sometimes they will close it due to inclement weather. Better to be safe then sorry.)

 

Located in the heart of the city the beach volleyball pit is located walking distance from all Baltimore hotels, attractions, and Baltimore universities. Whether you’ve played in men’s beach volleyball team in school or just a beginner you are more than welcome to come down to the sand and toss the ball around and meet new people. Also with the convenience of being in the Inner Harbor your never far from a distraction. Being a few blocks away from Federal Hill there are bars and restaurants to recharge your batteries.

 

If you’re looking for something a little more competitive than just a regular pick up game then consider joining the beach volleyball league. The fees to join are based on the team size but are around $60 per person and matches are scheduled every afternoon and night except for Saturdays. Click here for a run down of the leagues and format.

 

As with the regular limitations of being in the city parking is always an issue. But with the Baltimore Circulator you can take the bus to the volleyball pit for free from any of the major parts of the city. But if driving is your only option, the Lee St. Garage under the Harbor Court Tower offers a $6 flat rate with a purchase from the Light Street Pavilion.

 

Being outdoors pets, food, and beverages are more than welcome on the beach granted that you clean up after yourselves.

 

If you’re heading down there don’t forget to bring your camera. While you’ll want to take the great action shots of you and your friends having fun you’ll probably want to take a picture of the view itself. The backdrop of the beach volleyball pit shows the perfect skyline of Baltimore City.

 

Know any other great volleyball places or photo ops? Let us know.

 

Resources
Baltimore Beach Volleyball Main Website – Also confirms upcoming drop-in dates
Weather Info Hotline – 443-388-8087
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Baltimore Bicycling Club

In strictlybaltimore on October 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

Cyclist on the Millenáris velodrome in Budapest

With a community of over 1100 members, it is safe to say that Baltimore Bicycling Club is the most well-known bicycling club here in Baltimore. Since its origination in 1967 it has expanded to the neighboring counties. Baltimore Bicycling Club strives to give and sponsor bicycling activities all over Baltimore and the surrounding area while promoting safe bike road riding environments.

The BBC offer a number of bike rides to attend around the Baltimore area throughout the week. While you do have to be a member to take part in most of these events, there are some events that are open to the public. They also post events outside of Baltimore and its surrounding area for people to be aware of. You can view a list of their upcoming bike trails here.

Membership for this group is $20 a year and $35 for two years. These dues grants you access to their newsletter, leading events, and forum participation, the dues also covers the cost of insurance during BBC club rides. Sign up is easy and can be done online by clicking here.

Being part of a club is a great way for someone to meet new people and socialize. The Baltimore Bicycling Club offers trails that highlights the dynamic natural and urban environment of Baltimore. If you like to bike, want to get back into shape, or just want to meet new people, consider joining the Baltimore Bicycling Club.

Resources

BBC Main Website

BBC Membership

BBC Upcoming Events

Red Zone Adventures – Laser Tag and More

In strictlybaltimore on October 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

Offering more than just laser tag!

As Barney Stinson would say, “Laser Tag is AWESOME!”

If you’re looking to see why you should stop by Red Zone Adventures. It’s located right next to Earth Treks, Red Zone Adventures has a two-floor, 6,000 square foot battleground where two teams battle for bragging rights. As with most laser tag game, the team with the most points win. You earn points by either attacking the opponent’s base or the opponent. At the end of the round people get to see who won and who the top players of the round were. Spending one round going up against your friends and you’ll see why it can get addicting.

Yet Red Zone offers more than just laser tag. Red Zone offers a nine-hole mini putt glow in the dark course. For just you can play with your date or friends to see who has the best mini putt game.

If mini putt or laser tag isn’t your style, they offer a laser maze course. Dart through an evolving web of lasers and race against the clock to be the fastest maze runner. They have various levels of difficulty and with each level offers more lasers to dodge on your quest to beat your best time.

If that’s not enough Red Zone also offers an arcade for people waiting in the wings for their turn to play laser tag. From dance dance revolution to skee-ball you can find your thing at their arcade.

Red Zone also offers a concession stand to take a breather or refuel in-between rounds of play.

Prices are also reasonable with the regular price for a game of laser tag is $8.50, golf starts at $4, and laser tag is $1.50.

However Red Zone offers specials throughout the week, such as Walk-In Wednesdays where prices are half-off! They also offer unlimited tag on weekend nights. Check this link for more on their specials.

 

Resources

Red Zone Adventures
1928 Greenspring Dr.
Daily deals and Walk-in Rates

One of Baltimore’s Local Landmarks – Patterson Bowling Alley

In strictlybaltimore on September 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Oldest Operating Duckpin Bowling Alleys – Quack Quack!

That’s right. The oldest operating duckpin bowling alleys in the nation is located right here in Baltimore.
Now you might be asking yourself, what’s the difference between the two?
Well compared to the regular tenpin bowling alleys most people are accustomed to seeing, duckpin balls are smaller, shorter, and lighter. Duckpins only weigh between 2 – 3 pounds where as regular tenpin bowling balls range from 6 all the way to 16 pounds! Also the pins are lighter, shorter, and smaller.

Some say that duckpins are harder and more challenging than tenpin but you can be the judge.

Patterson Bowling Center is open daily. Enjoy 1 hour for $12 or 2 hours for $20 with Rental Shoes Included.

Located on 2105 Eastern Avenue, this place is in between Canton and Fells Point. Before or after you play a few sets of duckpin you can either grab a drink or bite at Nacho Mama’s at Fells Point or Brick Oven Pizza in Canton. If you’re not craving Mexican or Pizza there is a plethora of food at each place so you’ll have plenty of choices! You can also enjoy a delicious treat of Rita’s (before they close for the season if they haven’t already) which across the street from the bowling alley.

Patterson Bowling Center is also located a block away from Patterson Park. It’s a kid and pet friendly park. Perfect for a stroll. Overall a great date place.

Support Baltimore!

Patterson Bowling Center, Inc.

2105 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-675-1011

StrictlyBaltimore.com – Going Live In Two Weeks!

In strictlybaltimore on September 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

 

Main Website Is Coming Soon!

Quick update.

As mentioned in the title, StrictlyBaltimore.com will be live on October 1st!

That’s only a few weeks from now. Currently I’m gathering a list of organizations and upcoming events for people to participate throughout all of October.

I’m contacting ALL schools, organizations, affiliations, and dance crews that have any auditions, open houses, registrations, or cheap local events. If you know of any or have one LET ME KNOW! I would love to help bring some free publicity to your event.

Remember this is STRICTLY BALTIMORE. I’m finding events where people can move. Dance, run, spike, dive, swim, cartwheel, as long as your doing something active I want to know.

I want anyone in Baltimore to find SOMETHING FUN to do.

Go O’s and Ravens!

Be a Part of Baltimore!

In strictlybaltimore on September 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Skyline

Welcome to Motion Baltimore’s Blog

Leave the couch behind and see all the activities Baltimore has to offer. Be a part of Baltimore!

This blog will post some key events and activities for people to do in Baltimore.

We’ll offer great things for you to do around Baltimore. Most of the events and activities that are found on Motion Baltimore will cost less than $20 (and most are free!)

Dance, Sports, and Outdoor Activities will be the primary focus. You’ll see something good to do in Baltimore.

We give people an active alternative to wasting a day at home while showcasing the groups and organizations that make a difference in the community.

So check the website. Try something new. Discover a passion.

Be a part of Baltimore!

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