The temperature has dropped and the sun has hidden itself behind cloudy skies but that is no reason not to think about biking. There are lots of bike orientated events in the area. Check out what is happening in the biking world of Cleveland as the holidays descend on us.
OCBC Winter Art and Fashion Expo
Bike Cleveland would like to invite you to the “Ohio City Bicycle Co-op Winter Bike Art and Fashion Expo” on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature Cleveland’s first ever on-bike runway fashion show.
It is not often that the Cleveland biking community comes together for a “gala” but this unique event will be a celebration of winter biking fashion. The fun begins with food as all gathered are invited to a light potluck buffet dinner. While that is going on it will give you a chance to look over the array of art auction items as well as visit tables sponsored by local bike shops and biking organizations. There will be DIY demos as well as a huge array of great winter cycling products available for purchase.
Come 7:00 p.m. the runway show will begin with models showing various auction items as well as select products from local bike shops. Bidding on items seen during the runway show will close at 8:15 p.m. Proceeds will be split between the bike co-op’s education mission to “help people use bikes” and the creators of the event.
Although the event is free, you are asked to bring some cash in order to purchase stuff in order to support the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. Trust me, there will be loads of stuff that you will want to bid on and purchase. This gathering will showcase the newest and most innovative winter cycling gear that can provide solutions to the challenges of winter cycling.
For more details email Info@OhioCityCycles.org or visit Ohiocitycycles.org. Invite our friends to the event on Facebook.
Support the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act
Cleveland’s goal in the Climate Action Plan is to reduce bicycle/pedestrian fatalities to Zero by 2030 but the work need not stop there. Why not a national agenda as well? The League of American Bicyclists is looking for your voice in asking your Senator and Representative to co-sponsor HR 3494/S 1708 to institute a nonmotorized safety performance measure.
What seems like a no-brainer is just not happening. USDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are refusing to set performance measures geared at reducing bicycle and pedestrian deaths. It is up to us to petition our representatives to see that this measure is carried forward. Click here to send a letter to your congress people asking them to co-sponsor HR 3494/S 1708 to set a national goal to reduce the number of bicyclists and pedestrians injured and killed on our roads.
Upcoming Local Community Meetings
Bike Cleveland has found that when people rally around a just cause it makes a difference for all of us. Show you support by attending these upcoming meetings and make your voice heard. All we are asking for is for safe streets for people on bikes.
Lorain Avenue Streetscape Public Meeting
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Franklin Circle Church
1688 Fulton Rd.
Woodland Avenue and Buckeye Reconstruction Meeting
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Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
7510 Woodland Ave.
Orders now being taken for the Bike Cleveland Jersey
Has one of your biking friends been really nice to you his year? Would you like to give them a unique one-of-a-kind gift then how about a Bike Cleveland Primal Jersey? While you’re at it, order one for you also.
Front and back have the Bike Cleveland logo and the visible orange back alerts everyone to your affiliation and is an extra safety feature when riding. The raglan sleeves extend from the arm and is sewn at the collar with “Ride Together” proudly printed on them. Short sleeve jersey cost $79 with free shipping. Pre-orders placed by December 6th will get the jerseys by March 1 of 2014, just in time for spring riding. Pre-order yours online at BikeCleveland.org/Shop.
Become a member of Bike Cleveland
Support the work to create safer streets in Greater Cleveland. Bike Cleveland works with local government, organizations and neighborhoods to improve our city's streets to make them safer for people like you who ride bikes. They also educate the public about cyclist rights through public awareness and host events like the National Bike Challenge and Bike to Work Day to strengthen the bicycling community in Cleveland. Click here to become a member and join the movement today.