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Ideastream: “Cleveland Heights’ Street Improvement Plan Among Strongest”

By Jamie Babb / December 16, 2019

2018 was notable for having the highest national rates of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities since 1990, but it was significant locally for another reason. It’s when Cleveland Heights’ City Council approved a Complete Streets policy aimed at making the city’s streets safer and more accommodating for pedestrians, cyclists and others who want to get around town without getting into a car.

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Calling community volunteers!

By Angel Reyes / August 11, 2021

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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Visit the HBC sign at the Wine Spot

By Angel Reyes / June 10, 2021

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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Celebrate Juneteenth with a Bicycle Tour Around the Circle

By Ilyana Walker / June 4, 2021

We are coming out of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a time when we remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. However, we would be remiss not to acknowledge that one of the earliest Memorial Day ceremonies was held on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina,…

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2021 Ride of Silence

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / May 18, 2021

Join cyclists around the country as we participate in the Ride of Silence. The Ride of Silence has taken place on the third Wednesday of May for the last 19 years. It honors the cyclists who have been injured or killed in accidents with motorists. This ride raises awareness and asks that we all share…

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May is Bike Month

By Angel Reyes / April 14, 2021

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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CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF MARSHALL “MAJOR” TAYLOR, A PROFESSIONAL CYCLIST

By Ilyana Walker / February 16, 2021

Marshall W. “Major” Taylor was an American professional cyclist born in Indiana in 1878, the same year that the United States manufactured bicycles for the first time. He had his first victory at the age of 13 when he entered into his first amateur race as a publicity stunt by his employer, a bike shop…

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HERE’S TO 2021!

By Ilyana Walker / February 2, 2021

As we begin another year into the 21st century, there is a lot of anticipation about what the year 2021 will bring. Well, if you are anything like me, you are simply waiting for the weather to become comfortable enough to ride your bike again. I know some of you continue to ride all year,…

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Heights Community says farewell to fallen cyclist

By Angel Reyes / February 1, 2021

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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Heights community mourns Terry Ryan’s death

By Angel Reyes / January 8, 2021

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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Shaker Heights Named Bicycle Friendly Community

By Angel Reyes / December 19, 2020

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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