Once again, May is Bike Month in the Heights. Cleveland Heights has more to celebrate than ever since becoming recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community in October 2013. We’re building on all that has been accomplished with an expanding list of Bike Month activities in 2014. Here’s the roster:
- May 5 – At its 7:30 p.m. meeting, City Council declares May Bike Month in Cleveland Heights
- May 7 – Walk or Bike to School Day for all Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Schools, with Ruffing Montessori joining the celebration this year. Select schools are providing bike rodeos and bike clubs this month too
- May 12-16 – Bike to Work Week promotes the health and environmental benefits of bicycle commuting and aims to inspire more to give it a try
- May 16 – Bike to Work Day is a fun opportunity for bicycle commuters to mingle and enjoy free coffee and coffee cake at the intersection of Overlook and Edgehill Roads, 7-9:30 a.m., courtesy of the Heights Bicycle Coalition, City of Cleveland Heights, Future Heights, Phoenix Coffee, and Zagara’s Marketplace
- May 17 – EVERYONE will be delighted with what they learn when they take the Smart Cycling class taught by a League Certified Instructor, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seize this opportunity! The class starts at Cleveland Heights City Hall, 40 Severance Circle, and ends at Lutheran East High School Parking Lot after skills drills (space is limited and pre-registration is required, so sign up now at May 17 Smart Cycling class or call Jennifer Kuzma, 216/291-2854)
- May 21 – The annual Ride of Silence, honoring those injured or killed while riding their bicycles, starts at 6 p.m. sharp at the Carroll Expansion Lot at John Carroll University, University Heights, heads west on Fairmount Boulevard, and ends at the oval in front of University Hospitals on Adelbert Road for a brief memorial at about 7 p.m.
- May 31 – Bike Tune-up Day runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get ready for a summer of bicycling. Bring your bicycle to Coventry Courtyard on the northwest corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard for a tune-up