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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HBC will partake in Cranksgiving Cleveland 2020

By Heights Bicycle Coalition / November 14, 2020

Event Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 Event Home Base: Walter Stinson Community Park, 2339 Fenwick Rd, University Heights, OH 44118 Registration and map hand outs: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMRide and drop off purchases: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM Cleveland’s cycling community is once again gathering food for disadvantaged families and senior citizens this holiday season!…

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Heights Bicycle Coalition is now a Bike Cleveland Chapter

By Angel Reyes / November 14, 2020

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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Summer 2020

By Ilyana Walker / September 22, 2020

I would have to say that Summer 2020 is definitely one for the books.  Some of you may have been new to cycling this summer; others like me may have had the opportunity to ride a lot more this season.  Whatever the case, this summer has definitely brought about changes, specifically in the cycling world.  …

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A young Heights resident explores UH by bike

By Angel Reyes / September 7, 2020

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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Road rage in the times of coronavirus

By Angel Reyes / August 20, 2020

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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