Autumn is Better By Bike!

Heights Bicycle Coalition has adopted “Better by Bike” as a theme for many recommended destinations and rides. This theme works throughout the year, with the possible exception (in the view of some) of snowy and icy days.  Indeed, riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to enjoy the vibrant colors and cooler temperatures of Fall.

OCTOBER 15  RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST!  TO BE RESCHEDULED COME SPRING:  Sunday, October 15, 9 a.m., Biking Has Its Perks.”  Join the ride at the corner of Coventry Road and North Park.  This ride goes from the Heights to downtown Cleveland to visit coffee shops en route and provide a tasting of varied brews.  Participants can either ride their bicycles back to the Heights or put their bikes on RTA buses that will carry them uphill into the Heights.

Sunday, October 8, 1-3 p.m.:Learn about the now buried Dugway Brook. The ride will start at Coventry Library (1925 Coventry Rd.) on the southeast corner of Euclid Hts. Blvd. & Coventry Rd. When Cleveland and the Heights were built, covering and culverting streambeds was the norm. Dugway Brook is completely buried in Cleveland, but traces of it can be seen in the Heights. This ride highlights what remains above ground of Dugway in the Heights, what’s hidden, and what the future holds, due to recent EPA requirements for our watersheds. Reservations are required, call (216) 325-7781. Bike helmets are recommended. Roy Larick, Ph.D, archeologist and environmental consult is ride leader.

Sunday, October 1, 9 a.m., Park to Park to Park Ride: Ride around the Heights on a 13 mile route to see several parks. The ride will start at the Delisle Center (corner of Taylor and Superior Roads) parking lot 9 a.m. Ride leader, Lenny Horowitz.