Ohio City Bicycle Co-op

Family Traffic Skills ride Saturday, May 20th

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Written by Eric Gearhart
Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:14


Safe and legal riding is one of the most important ways each of us can gain respect for all cyclists from other road users, ultimately facilitating advocacy for legislation of equitable enforcement and funding for engineered bicycle facilities. The 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month OCBC holds a Traffic Skills Intro ride to teach fundamental skills to adults seeking to "act, and be treated as, drivers of vehicles" in traffic (see below).

This "vehicular cycling" philosophy is approached differently, though, when riding with children, and certainly when teaching children who will be riding on their own.

So our Family Traffic Skills ride is designed to address those special cases, in a fun and casual format (with snacks!).

This ride covers the same basic material as our Traffic Skills Intro ride, but with a focus on riding as a group for families with children (who are able to confidently balance and ride a two wheel bike), and tips on teaching them safe cycling concepts for riding on their own.  

The 1st Family Traffic Skills ride of this year is on Saturday May 20th from 9:00am - noon.  The fee for this class is $5 per family member (payable with volunteer credits, or free for Earn A Bike students).  To register please see our Event Signup page. If you have questions feel free to call (216-830-2667) or email (info@ohiocitycycles.org).

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

Refugee Bike Project Update

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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 )

Sunday, April 2nd: First-ever OCBC garage sale to help make space for new program bikes!

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Written by Eric Gearhart
Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:32

Every year our organization accumulates many bikes that do not get sold and do not fit into any of our programs but are just too cool to salvage and scrap.  These bikes are often vintage city bikes and road bikes that have a great classic aesthetic and solid components but are too much work for us to refurbish quickly. Over the years, we have gained a large collection of these bikes and with the recent projects we have undertaken and the generous donors mentioned below, we need to move some out to make space available.

So we are holding our first ever "garage" sale on April 2nd from noon to 3:00pm.  We'll have really low prices on as-is, (unrefurbished) bikes, and include 2 hours of free shop-use so you can get them running safely, or get started with that full-on restoration project (sorry, the shop will not be available for use on the day of the sale -- project-room storage is included with two hours of shop use, though).

 If you have questions or would like to know more (like, "Will we negotiate on prices? Can you fix them right there and ride them home?"), look for more info here or on "social media" this time next week.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:35 )
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