Ohio City Bicycle Co-op

Fri. 7/28 4-9p Clean Transportation Cruise-in

Written by Eric Gearhart
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:51

OCBC will be at this fun, free event at Edgewater Beach, offering demo rides of transportation bikes.  We will have a bike "Rodeo" course set up, like we use as part of our Traffic Skills ride-- so you can evaluate your basic bike-handling skills on your own bike (don't drive to Edgewater, now that there is great new infrastructure for bike access from the neighborhood!) and try out a variety of recumbents, cargo bikes, bike trailers, and fat-tire bikes.

From our friends at Earth Day Coalition:
Please join us for this fun, free event -- not your average Cruise-in, the Clean Transportation Cruise-in will feature a Midwest EVOLVE electric vehicle ride and drive, showcase the latest and greatest in alt-fuel technologies, and feature everything from electric vehicles, Segways, compressed natural gas vehicles, hybrids, chopper bicycles, electric motorcycles, and more much.

This family friendly event will also feature live music, kids activities, yard games, local food trucks, local micro-brews and a raffle with some incredible prizes. Come enjoy a beautiful Lake Erie sunset while you learn something new about greener transportation options. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Earth Day Coalition as well as promote our work as the local Clean Cities Coalition serving Northeast Ohio  Contact Christina at 216-281-6468 x231, or cyoka@earthdaycoalition.org with questions

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:51 )

Special Sunday Social Ride 6/25: Walworth Run

Written by Jim Sheehan
Monday, 19 June 2017 14:29

On Sunday, June 25th, starting at noon, OCBC will be leading an extended, extra-informative version of our Social ride to explore the buried wonders of Walworth Run (where Train Avenue is now), presented by local archaeologist Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights.

"In the early 1800s, Walworth Run was a clear spring-fed stream. A century later it became a big sewer.  In the mid to late 1800s, water-needing industries set upon the stream. They needed it to death." -- from Roy's route guide: map and more info here.

The event is hosted by OCBC, with support for this special presentation from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  

The ride is free, including light snacks at the start -- as always, donations are appreciated. Meet at OCBC after 11a; the ride will depart promptly at noon. This is a group ride at a very casual pace, but not van-supported: please safety check your bike in advance. Note a road racing bike with cleated shoes may be inconvenient: there will be short sections of dirt or grass (easily ridden with wider tires), and several stops with optional walking.

Loaner bicycles are available: to reserve one, contact info@ohiocitycycles.org with your height by Thursday June 22nd.

Update, 6/27

Here is the mapped route we took for this ride (slightly different that the line on Roy's map).  We look forward to another ride with Roy, probably in September, to explore Kingsbury Run.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:33 )

Refugee Bike Project Update

Written by Eric Gearhart
Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:13

On May 22nd, our collaboration with Bike Cleveland and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland called the Cleveland Refugee Bike Project will hold the first training, to size helmets and bikes for recently settled Cleveland refugees from the first of three language groups. Shortly thereafter twenty Arabic speaking refugees will visit OCBC for a special, translated Traffic Skills ride, and receive their bikes, helments, locks, and other essential accessories.

We would like to thank everyone who donated bikes and funding for this special project to help integrate some of the world's neediest citizens into our community with economical, practical transportation. Your generosity is appreciated by us, our partners, and Cleveland's refugee population.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:14 )
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