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Biking Advocates Honor Councilman Marks

County Councilman David Marks received the 2012 Silver Spoke Award as Legislator of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks' enthusiasm for biking trails has caught the attention of a regional advocacy group. 

Marks was honored with the 2012 Silver Spoke Award for Legislator of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE), representing more than a thousand mountain bikers in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, according to a release. 

"The MORE Board of Directors and club membership would like to thank you for your support of a multi-use, sustainable trail system at Loch Raven Reservoir," MORE President Dave Ferraro stated in a release. "MORE still has work ahead at Loch Raven, but we are much farther down the trail due to your leadership and guidance through a challenging process. Rest assured, the trail-user community recognizes your efforts."

"I have worked very hard to expand our network of sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes throughout Baltimore County, and I am very humbled by this award," Marks stated in the release. "Trails are not only good for physical fitness and recreation, but they can boost our local economy by promoting tourism. I thank MORE for its many hours of volunteer work improving our trail network."

Since 1992, MORE members have contributed thousands of volunteer hours toward maintaining and constructing hundreds of miles of natural-surface trails in 25 state and county parks. It also leads rides. The group presented the award during its winter meeting in Great Falls, Virginia, the release stated. 

Marks, a Perry Hall resident who took office in 2010, represents a stretch of Baltimore County between Kingsville and Towson. 

reader February 16, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Mr Marks, After reading your comments to me more than once I find them silly and self serving, but of course you are a politician. To Other Tim, it is not a question of any ones "inconvenience" it deals entirely with the safety of those who ride bicycles on roads not designed for that purpose (no bike lanes or insufficient road shoulders). Its about drivers who think more about the safety of the cyclists then, it seems, the cyclists themselves.
reader February 16, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Evets, Couldn't help myself, when a politician wants to try to feed me his BS by trying to impress me with a portion of his resume and how self-important he is, I must reply.
Bart February 16, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Mike, ahem, you lost. Besides, the bikers won't pollute the drinking water. Get over it.
M. Sullivan February 16, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Mr. Marks, I beg to differ. Anyone who posts on this or any forum, especially if their views are controversial, would be a fool to post their real name. There are too many nuts out there. Of course, politicians are the exception, since its in their best interest to always be campaigning.
reader February 17, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Mr. Marks, by telling me to have a nice weekend, I'm sure your really saying "stick it up your hindparts" and really that's okay. I've been suggesting that to politicians for years. As for you M. Sullivan, thank you for your kind support where you suggest that anonymity is the good policy.

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