October 10, 2011 – Hour 1

If you live in Baltimore, you've seen groups of dirt bikers weaving through traffic, doing wheelies through the city streets.  While riding dirt bikes in the city has been outlawed, one youth advocate sees them as a vital way of reaching young people and channeling their energy into positive outlets.

If you live in Baltimore, you’ve seen groups of dirt bikers weaving through traffic, doing wheelies through the city streets.  While riding dirt bikes in the city has been outlawed, one youth advocate sees them as a vital way of reaching young people and channeling their energy into positive outlets.  Munir Bahar joins us to discuss creative ways of reaching out to young people throughout the city, and more.

Click here to read more about Munir Bahar and Baltimore dirt bike culture, plus some great photos by Holden Warren, in Urbanite magazine.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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1 Comment

  1. Jazz TheAngel says:

    Mr. Bahar,

    My chapter commander from the Guardian Angels, Strider, met with you and showed a piece of property where they could ride dirt bikes and a deal can be worked out.

    Your statement that “no community leaders cares about our kids” is entirely false and offensive to the Angels, who go out daily and work with communities. We strive to make a difference and to make things better for the future generations. This is evidenced by our activities in and around Baltimore, as well as our work with Junor Angels programs as well as our work in schools to stop violence, gang retention issues in youth, and anti bullying programs.

    WE CARE!

    -Jazz
    Baltimore Guardian Angels.

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