HBC is looking for volunteers to help with our ongoing initiatives! With your help, we can expand our community outreach, advocate for better biking infrastructure in our community, and build a more robust bicycle culture. A few examples where HBC could use volunteers include organizing and leading rides, social media management, working in community events,…

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Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) is deploying large signs around town. We encourage you to ride your bicycle to the business temporarily hosting the sign, take a selfie, and enjoy our local and bicycle-friendly businesses. Then post it online to Instagram, Facebook, or even Strava, using the hashtag #heightsbicyclecoalition.  The HBC sign is currently at The…

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May is National Bike Month, even in 2021. Cities in our area, such as Cleveland Heights and University Heights, have joined cities around the country in declaring May Bike Month. This year we plan to have events to engage the Heights bicycling community while keeping a safe distance, even if that means having events remotel…

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On January 31, Heights residents paid their final respects to the late Terrance (Terry) Ryan. Terry was a cyclist and Cleveland Heights resident. He died on December 31 as a result of a bike-motorist collision at the intersections of Lee and East Scarborough Roads on December 28, 2020.  Family members, neighbors, friends, and bicycling activists…

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Our thoughts are with Terrance Ryan’s friends and family. Terrance was a Cleveland Heights cyclist that was hit by a motorist on December 28th while riding his bike on Lee Rd in Cleveland Heights. Sadly, he passed on December 31st, 2020, at age 71. Terry, a retired house painter, was loved by his family, friends,…

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The League of American Bicyclists named Shaker Heights a Bicycle Friendly Community, on December 16, 2020. This is the second time the city receives this distinction at the Bronze Level. The League of American Bicyclists awards cities this distinction based on the infrastructure surrounding cycling volume, safety, advocacy, and services. Only 21 communities in the…

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Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) signed an agreement with Bike Cleveland to become a local chapter of the organization. The process started earlier this year (February) and the document was signed in August 2020. This partnership will increase HBC’s clout, increasing its capacity to advocate for bicycling safety and infrastructure and streamlining membership benefits for the…

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The Heights area has wonderful communities that are waiting to be explored by bike. We have outstanding community members too. Among them, Daniel Terburg, a 10 year-old Heights resident who writes a blog about his experiences riding his bicycle through University Heights. Follow his journey by visiting his blog, Bike the Heights. You can get there by clicking here. 

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I have been an active rider since 2009. I commute by bicycle, and I ride for fun. The time I spend riding is my me-time; it doubles as meditation and as exercise. Bicycling feeds my wanderlust too. I enjoy exploring neighborhoods, towns, and cities by bike. My bicycle has allowed me to defy the limitations…

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Summers are beautiful in Northeast Ohio. Heights residents have multiple options when choosing to go out and safely enjoy them by bike. Our communities have beautiful neighborhoods that can be explored by bicycle. We also have a variety of parks where riders can leisurely ride by themselves or with their families without having to worry…

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