On the first Saturdays of every month, at 10am, we meet at the co-op for a ride. We leave by 10:30am, and always return by noon. The ride is free (though donations are appreciated), and will usually visit some free local event like a street fair, or have a "theme" like Underground Railroad sites or public art, with related stops along the way. We always ride as a group, so no one is left behind. Rides that fall on major holidays will be held the following Saturday.
It's a casual, easy, friendly ride, and a good informal way to learn about riding in traffic and with other cyclists. Here are a few points to remember:
- Saturday - We ride every month, on the first Saturday, in any weather, as long as someone shows up. This includes winter -- so if you've never ridden when it's cold before, join us -- it's still fun! Dress for the temperature as you would for a windy walk, but if needed we have some warm clothes you can use (ear-bands, gloves, scarves): be sure to wear warm shoes that are not too tight -- your normal winter coat is more than warm enough.
- Safety first! We ride legally on all of our rides, including Saturday social rides (so before we start we'll do a short mechanical Safety Check and very brief explanation of bicycle traffic laws), and helmets are required -- if you don't have one, you can use one of our loaners.
- Social - This ride is a good way for anyone to get on a bike and have some fun. We don't go fast or leave any stragglers behind, and we don't ride too far (usually no more than 5 miles, and never more than 10 miles); so everyone can have a good time.
- Ride - This is just an easy way to get out and enjoy a bike ride. If you don't have a bike, you can use one of ours. We have small bikes to borrow if you want to bring your riding children along, and tandems or trailers if you want to bring your not-yet-riding children. Please email by the Thursday before the ride to reserve a bike in your size. We don't charge a rental fee, but donations are always appreciated.
This is an easy, fun way to get more comfortable riding in traffic: if you'd like more formal help with that, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month we offer a Traffic Skills Intro ride, and on the 3rd Saturday, a special Family Traffic Skills ride.
If you have any questions about this month's ride, please email, call, or visit anytime we are open (hours listed at right).
For details on ride themes and maps, click below!
Churches and Poetry
Bike Advocates and Infrastructure
Public Art, Interpreted
John D. Rockefeller's Birthday in Cleveland
Notable Architecture New and Old
Textile and fashion industry of Cleveland
Baseball history 7mi. map
Baseball History 10mi. map
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