Bike to Work Day-August Edition
Take a break from your car or van. On Friday, August 30th, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. join Bike Cleveland for a celebration of bicycling as a cheap, clean and healthy way to go to work.
Members of Bike Cleveland will be on hand at the Bike Rack (located at 2148 E. 4th Street in downtown Cleveland) with a FREE breakfast and information about Cleveland’s biking community. Also on the agenda that day will be the formal launch of the “Ride Together” public awareness campaign.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be on hand to showcase the “Ride Together” bus and to demonstrate to cyclists how to pair their bike commute with public transportation by using the bike racks on the front of RTA busses.
Breakfast will feature huevos rancheros prepared by the Downtown Farmers Market and Fresh Fork Market with coffee donated by Phoenix Coffee.
Get the word out to all your friends via social media platforms. Organize group rides with workers and friends, share advice on routes and offer help to others by encouraging them to try biking to work. Biking commuters are asked to Instagram or Tweet their ride on Friday using #BTWDCle.Bike to Work Day. This event is sponsored by Bike Cleveland with support of the Cleveland Clinic.
The “Ride Together” bus and Bike Cleveland will also be making a stop at the Downtown Farmers Market on Public Square from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cleveland Bike Rack will also be on hand to offer free bike safety checks.
Bike to the Billboards Ride
Thirteen “Ride Together” billboards have been erected in the city of Cleveland. Here is your chance to see all 13 in one day.
On Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. James and Kath Sonnhalter will depart from the new Lakefront Reservation in celebration of the launch of the “Ride Together” bike safety awareness campaign by riding their bikes from billboard to billboard across the city. Check out all the details on Facebook.
Those interested in joining James and Kath should meet at the Cleveland Lakefront Reservation located at 8701 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44108. The ride is approximately 50 miles and will stop at each billboard for a group photo. There will also be a stop for lunch at the halfway point and dinner at the end of the ride on the near-west side of Cleveland (you are responsible for paying for your own meals). The pace will be moderate.
This is a great opportunity to see all 13 billboards, put some miles in for the National Bike Challenge (we are 23,000 miles behind Pittsburgh right now). If you are not registered, sign up today at NationalBikeChallenge.org.
Eastside Walk and Ride Rescheduling Update
Change only happens when like minded people gather and make it happen. As it stand right now it is difficult at best for eastsiders to connect to the lake as pedestrians or cyclists. Changes need to be made.
The Campus District, Inc., Greater Cleveland YMCA, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, and Bike Cleveland invite you to the Eastside Walk and Ride on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8pm.
These fun guided group tours are designed to gather information and to solve problems concerning pedestrian and bike connectivity in the Campus District. Walk the tour route or bring your bike and join the ride.
The tour will form at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and E. 22nd Street near Cleveland State University. To notify Bike Cleveland of your participation,
RSVP on Facebook or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend Walk and Ride, Bike Cleveland still needs your feedback.
1. Walk or bike on or both routes: North Route/South Route
2. Photograph and upload photos on Facebook or Twitter of your tour using hashtags #EastsideAsset
3. After completing one or both routes, answer the questions posted at http://bit.ly/155RTFh.
Become a Member
Become a member of Bike Cleveland and join the group of bikers dedicated to working on making our streets safer in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs for cyclists. Bike Cleveland works with local and county government, organizations and neighborhoods in an effort to improve our cities streets and make them safer for people who ride bikes. Bike Cleveland also educates the public about cyclists rights through public awareness and events such as the National Bike Challenge and Bike to Work Day.
Click here to become a member and join the movement today.