Visiting Baltimore: need city route advice
I'm going to Baltimore in a couple of months -- meeting a friend for a show at the Ottobar. Neither one of us knows the city. I'm thinking about taking my folding bike on Amtrak and then using it to ride around town when I get there. I'm a pretty experienced city cyclist -- NYC, Boston, DC, Toronto, all over Europe -- and I've got both the Baltimore Bike Map and Google Maps, but I'd like to get some advice from locals on where it's safe to ride -- especially late at night, after the show. Reports like this worry me a little. :eek: So, here are the places where I'll be; where would you ride?
1. From Penn Station, to the Mt Vernon Hotel, 24 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201, at about 4:30pm;
2. From the hotel to Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21218, around 8pm (in November, so it'll be dark);
3. From Ottobar back to the hotel after the show, prolly after midnight.
I've got most of the next day free, so I figured I'd probably explore a little bit before heading back to the train. Restaurant advice (good, cheap, and/or vegetarian-friendly) appreciated!