The annual Heights Bicycle Coalition’s Holiday Party on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. will include a presentation by the ciCLEvia organization, recognition of local Roll Models, and an update on HBC’s work.
CiCLEvia is part of the global Open Streets movement that temporarily closes streets to cars and opens them for people-powered movement.
The name ciCLEvia (see-CLE-vee-uh) is derived from the ciclovias in cities such as Bogota, Colombia, where many streets are open to people every Sunday and holiday.
The Cleveland Open Streets movement grew out of the 2013 Sustainable Cleveland Summit and the first ciCLEvia event was held in 2016 in the Clark-Fulton Neighborhood on West 25th Street.
In the summer of 2017, ciCLEvia expanded and hosted an event a month from June to September in east- and west-side neighborhoods of Cleveland.
The presenters are Emma Maloney, ciCLEvis Coordinator, and volunteers and executive members, Calley Mersmann and Rachael Sommer.
All interested bicycle riders are invited to join us. The party will be held in the side room at The Fairmount Bar and Restaurant, 2448 Fairmount Blvd., at the corner of Cedar and Fairmount in Cleveland Heights.
Light appetizers will be provided with other menu items available and a cash bar.
Bicycle parking is available near the front door, with car parking in the back.
For more information, contact HBC.