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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to offer two Wild Rides for 2014

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Take a detour from your normal bike route and ride through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo instead!

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Nothing brings a family together better than riding bikes together. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo realizes this and that is one of the reasons they hold “Wild Ride at the Zoo” each year. This year there will be two opportunities to participate as “Wild Ride” returns on Friday, May 9 and Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Wild Ride” is an activity that happens after the Zoo closes to regular visitors allowing bicyclists to have the paths to themselves. Ride maps are provided pointing out various routes geared for beginner, intermediate and experience riders. As guests experience the Zoo by navigating the trails under their own “pedal power” they can cruise by many of the outdoor animal exhibits as well as visit with bike-related exhibitors who will be on hand at the Welcome Plaza.

Even if you do not own a bike, you can still participate. The Bike Rack will be on hand with rental bikes available for your use. Call (216) 771-7120 to reserve your ride and your bike will be waiting for you. Reservations are recommended due to the limited number of bikes available for rent.

Tickets for Wild Ride are $12 per person, with a $2 discount for Cleveland Zoological Society members. A signed release form will be required for each rider, and a helmet is strongly recommended. Advance sale tickets are available online at along with printable release forms. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign and deliver the waiver.
Wild Ride at the Zoo is a rain or shine event.

Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.

For more information, visit or call (216) 661-6500.