Heights Bicycle Coalition hosts Dec. 2 public party

The after-school bike club bicycled enough to deserve an ice cream snack. Note Chipper the dog supervising this trip.

Every December, Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) celebrates its progress, outlines its plans, and recognizes community “roll models” at a free public event.

This year, join the fun on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., in the Secret Garden room at Nighttown, 12383 Cedar Road.

HBC president Steve Reinhardt will provide a brief update on HBC’s accomplishments in 2018 and the outlook for 2019. Then HBC will recognize this year’s roll models:

  • Richard Wong, Cleveland Heights Director of Planning, representing all city staff who have planned and implemented infrastructure improvements to make the community more bicycle friendly;
  • Chipper the dog, one of the volunteers who have made after-school bike clubs successful at Fairfax and Canterbury elementary schools;
  • Sam Bell, who is developing a robotic system to improve the efficiency and dramatically lower the cost of painting the road stripes and symbols that provide access and safety for all roadway users.

Weather permitting, Bell will provide a five-minute demonstration of his product, currently under development. Visit the HBC website (www.bikesintheheights.org) or Facebook page (facebook.com/bikesintheheights/) the day before or day-of for information on whether the demo will happen, and at what time.

The Dec. 2 event is open to the community, and offers free refreshments for all, as well as a cash bar.

Heights Bicycle Coalition

Heights Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to educating and encouraging Heights community members to use bicycles as a sustainable and healthy form of transportation and recreation. This article was written by Mary Dunbar and members of the coalition's Communications Committee.

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