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Encouragement

Juneteenth Freedom Rides

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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Bike Commuting Log

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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Best of Bricks Bike Tour

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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Saturday, Sept. 22: FRONT Triennial Tour de Art

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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Bike Month is Here!

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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Holiday Party – December 3 at 6 p.m.

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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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…

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10th Annual Ride for Miles

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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Consider Joining These June Rides!

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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Watch “Bikes vs. Cars” on April 21 at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University’s Film Society and the Heights Bicycle Coalition are co-sponsoring showings of the documentary movie, “Bikes vs. Cars”.  The movie will be shown three times on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m., at Strosacher Auditorium on the CWRU campus.  Directions to the venue are available at films.case.edu. “Bikes vs.…

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