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Bike Cleveland events all around town this month of May

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Bike to Work Day

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This Friday, May 16, 2014 will be another Bike to Work Day as Cleveland celebrates the benefits of bicycle commuting. Talk it up with your fellow workers and make plans to check out all the activities at BikeCleveland.org/BTWD. Never tried this before? Check out the Biking in Cleveland Guide for tips on how to make your commute easier and more enjoyable. There will also be printed copies available at the Bike To Work Day Festivities that are planned. After work stop by BUCKBUCK Gallery for the Bike After Work Party at the Forest City Portage Pop-up Shop.

Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes

Its back for its fifth year this Saturday May 17, 2014 smack in the middle of Cleveland Bike Month. Ride and explore local businesses and other points of interest in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes including at least four brand new bicycles. Get all the details on Facebook.

Bike Cleveland to host “Share Your Draft”

Tickets are available for Bike Cleveland’s first annual benefit Share Your Draft that will be held at the Dunham Tavern Museum that is located at 6709 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The event will be held on Friday, June 6th, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 ($40 tax deductable). You can register online at shareyourdraft.eventbrite.com.

Those participating in the benefit will be able to sample a variety of local draft beers and hors d’oeuvres while learning how to help Bike Cleveland build a more powerful movement for safer streets. As you partake in the great food and drink you can get caught up in all the great new projects underway designed to make city bicycling safer and more accessible for the entire family.

Full details and get your ticket for Bike Cleveland's Share Your Draft today at ShareYourDraft.Eventbrite.com.

Bike to the Ballpark

This Sunday, May 19, 2014 will be the first Bike to the Ballpark event in celebration of Cleveland Bike Month. The Indians take on the Oakland Athletics and you can be there by reserving a special priced $20.00 lover reserved seat. The first 200 cyclists will be guaranteed valet bike parking on Gateway Plaza as well as a complementary bike inspection courtesy of Century Cycles, Bike Cleveland and supported by the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. Reserved here to guarantee your ticket.

Don’t want to ride alone? There are also a number of rides planned to the game. You can check them out at BikeCleveland.org.

Join now and win a bag

For those not yet a member of Bike Cleveland, here is an extra incentive. Sign-up between now and 12:00 noon Friday, May 16, 2014 and you will be entered into a raffle to win a Bike Cleveland logo’s art deco inspired bag handmade by Forest City Portage. Join the movement to be entered in the raffle for this beauty of a bag at BikeCleveland.org/member.

Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes IS ON!

Are you logging your miles in the battle against Pittsburgh for the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes Trophy? As part of the National Bike Challenge you are encouraged to sign-up and log your miles. It is not to late to make sure your miles count. Register now, and help Cleveland beat Pittsburgh.

Upcoming Events

Half way through Cleveland Bike Month and there are still dozens of events planned to get you out and riding. Here is a snap shot of some of the activities planned this weekend to celebrate bike month.

May 16th
Bike to Work Day, ALL DAY

Bike to the Movies @ Cinematheque, 7pm-9:30pm @ Cinematheque

May 17th
Medina Ice Cream Ride - 64 miles, 7:30am @ Medina County University Center

Folks and Spolks Yoga Ride, 8:20am @ Village Bicycle Cooperative

Ride the Emerald Rim, 9am @ Mill Stream Run Reservation

Smart Cycling Class, 9am @ Cleveland Heights City Hall

Willow Bike-a-thon, 9am @ Willow School

Flat Tire/Roadside Repair Triage Class, 10am @ Eddy's North Olmsted

Stockyards Ride for Pride, 10am @ Clark School

Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes, 11am @ Loew Park

Bike Shaker Series: Getting Around Shaker Hts on Bike, 1pm @ Bertram Wood Branch Library

Slow Roll #8: Saturday Special Edition, 6pm @ Simpler Times Vintage Bicycle Gallery

Night Ride on the Towpath Trail, 7pm @ Century Cycles Peninsula

May 18th
Sunday Services Group Road Ride, 8:30am @ Century Cycles Medina

Bike to the Ballpark, 11am @ Progressive Field

A Ride Back in Time 2: The Heights, 12pm @ Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Sunday Social Ride, 1pm @ Lakewood Park

Doug's Wild Ride Dinner and Silent Auction benefiting Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinsons, 6:30pm @ Sherwin Gilmour Party Center.

Slow Roll #9: Prosperity Loves Bikes, 7pm @ Prosperity Social Club

Monday Night Shop Rides, 6:30pm @ The Bicycle Hub

May 20th
Bike to School Day: Lakewood, 7am @ Garfield and Harding Middle Schools

May 21st
Ride of Silence, 5:30pm @ Various Starting Points

See all the Cleveland Bike Month events and classes at BikeCle.org.

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