By Mary Dunbar at HBC In the midst of pandemic, bicycling is more popular than ever in the Heights. Families enjoy rides on residential streets and sidewalks and on park trails.  Commuting to work by bicycle allows people to keep a distance. Recreational rides are a great way to get out of the house. How…

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Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, it took 2 ½ years before word reached Texas and the Confederate south to announce the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery.  Therefore, slavery continued until Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX to read General Order #3 announcing that…

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The Lake “Eerie” Bike Challenge has begun, and you can join in, if so inclined. Our Municipal Planning Organization (MPO), the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), is encouraging you to log on and ask coworkers, friends, and family to log all bike commutes throughout October on Gohio Commute. When you or others log a…

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Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet at corner of Roxboro Road and W. St. James Parkway, just north of Roxboro Elementary School Leader: Mary Dunbar, Cleveland Heights City Councilmember Join us for an all-skills bike ride to learn about the history and architecture of some of Cleveland Heights most noteworthy and impressive…

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This all-day bike tour will visit several exhibitions in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. FRONT is a mix of artist commissions, performances, films and public programs examining the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city. The ride will depart from the bike fix-it station at Coventry Road and North Park Boulevard…

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Celebrate Cycling all month long by joining us for activities that inspire us to ride more and connect to each other.  May is National Bike Month, and since 2010, Cleveland Heights has joined with cities nationwide to celebrate. Heights Bike Coalition (HBC) will be sponsoring events throughout Cleveland Heights and University Heights this month. HBC…

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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…

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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…

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The 10th Annual Ride For Miles will start at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, but arrive at 9:30 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. for coffee and comments. As always, the Ride will start and finish at John Carroll University’s Dolan Science Center. You can register to ride or volunteer via the Ride For Miles website (http://www.rideformiles.org), which also has more information about the…

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Heights Bicycle Coalition board member and chairperson on the HBC Encouragement Committee, Debra Franke, deserves many thanks for organizing, finding and promoting rides in June.  The revised list below includes only those rides yet to come as of June 18, 2017: Heights Bike Coalition Family Bike Ride around Shaker Lakes Heights Bike Coalition will lead a Family Bike Ride around the…

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