May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month. We invite you to participate in the many exciting events happening in our communities. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just getting started, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and, most importantly, reasons to get out there and ride. 

Here’s a rundown of the events from us and our partners:

Getting Ready to Ride (HBC)
Getting Ready to Ride (HBC)
Sunday, May 7 
1:00 – 4:00 PM 
Location: Coventry Peace Park (near the playground), 2843 Washington Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118 

Description: This event, hosted by the Heights Bicycle Coalition, is perfect for those new to cycling or wanting to improve their skills. Learn about bike maintenance and safety, and practice riding in a safe environment.

Heights Bicycle Coalition Meeting (HBC)
Heights Bicycle Coalition Meeting 
Wednesday, May 10
6:00 PM 
Cleveland Heights Library, Lee Road Branch, Meeting Room A 

Description: Join the Heights Bicycle Coalition for their chapter meeting at the Heights Main Library. Learn about their advocacy work, upcoming events, and meet other cycling enthusiasts in the community.

Bike Commuting Webinar (uGO)
Bike Commuting Webinar (uGO)
Monday, May 15
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: Online, registration link:

Description: If you’re interested in bike commuting but need help figuring out where to start, this webinar is for you. UGO sponsors this event with support from University Circle’s Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee and Bike Cleveland. It features a panel discussion with experienced bike commuters in the Greater Cleveland area.
This webinar is free to attend and available to all. Please register for this virtual event using this link:

Ride of Silence (HBC and Bike Cleveland)
Ride of Silence (HBC + Bike Cleveland)
Wednesday, May 17 
6:30 PM 
Location 1: University Heights, John Caroll University, parking lot off Carroll Blvd next to the Dolan Science Center
Location 2: Downtown Cleveland, Willard Park (the Free Stamp)

Description: The Ride of Silence is a worldwide event that began in 2003 to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured by motorists while cycling on public roads. The event is held annually on the third Wednesday in May and is now hosted in over 300 cities worldwide. The ride is a slow, silent procession that typically covers about 8-10 miles and takes about an hour to complete. Riders meeting in University Heights will follow a 5-mile route (one-way) on-street group ride led by the Heights Bicycle Coalition to University Hospitals. After a short presentation, riders are free to return to where they began or return with the group. Those starting the ride Downtown will follow a 5-mile route (one-way) on-street group ride escorted by the Cleveland Police Bicycle Division to University Hospitals. After the short presentation, riders are free to find their way back to where they began.

National Bike to Work Day (Heights Bicycle Coalition)
Friday, May 19 
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM 
Location: Intersection of Edgehill and Overlook Roads, Cleveland Heights

Description: Enjoy your bike commute and stop by HBC’s energizer stations at the intersection of Edgehill and Overlook Roads, along one of Northeast Ohio’s most used bike commute routes. Coffee, pastries, and friendly conversation await you.

National Bike to Work Day 
Bike to Work Day University Circle (uGO) 
Friday, May 19 
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM 
Location 1: University Circle, Northwest corner of the Euclid Avenue and E. 100th Street intersection.
Location 2: Downtown, North side of Superior Avenue, right in the middle of Public Square

Description: UGO and Case Western Reserve University sponsor the event at University Circle with support from University Circle’s Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee. Contact with any questions, or visit: The event Downtown is supported by VeloSano; additional details can be found at:

And there are more events planned! While some details still need to be finalized, you can mark your calendars and save the dates for the following events:

Bike with Mayor Weiss of Shaker Heights (City of Shaker Heights)
Bike with Mayor Weiss of Shaker Heights (City of Shaker Heights)
Tuesday, May 23 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Location: Baskin-Robbins: 16969 Chagrin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

Description: Riders of all ages and abilities are invited to join Shaker Heights Mayor David E. Weiss on a guided bike ride as part of the County’s “Bike with a Mayor” series. The “Bike with a Mayor” series aims to provide residents with the opportunity to engage in physical activity with their elected leaders while also learning about their city’s dedication to providing greenspace and trails for year-round enjoyment. 

Movie Night: The Street Project (Bike Cleveland)
Movie Night: The Street Project (Bike Cleveland) $10
Tuesday, May 23 
6:30 PM  
Location: Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 

Description: Watch the inspiring documentary, The Street Project, hosted by Bike Cleveland. This film follows a group of cyclists as they work to make their city more bike-friendly. Tickets are $10.

Mill Creek Bike Tour (Bike Cleveland)
Mill Creek Bike Tour (Bike Cleveland)
Saturday, June 3 
9:00 AM
Location: Meet at the intersection of E 49th St and St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Description: Explore the beautiful Mill Creek watershed by bike with Bike Cleveland. This family-friendly ride is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and learn about our local ecosystem.

Please check out our event calendar for upcoming rides and events at Heights Bicycle Coalition

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