May is Bike Month
Cleveland Heights and University Heights have joined cities in the region and around the country in observing May as Bike Month. This year, numerous events are planned to engage the Heights bicycling community while maintaining social distancing—even if that means some events are held remotely.
- May 4 - HBC Town Hall: Heights Bicycle Coalition (HBC) will host a Town Hall on Zoom on Tuesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. This event offers participants the opportunity to ask questions, make comments, and express ideas regarding cycling in the Heights area. You can join this Zoom meeting using the following information: Meeting ID 763 4606 9552; Security Passcode 4DuFPm.
- May 19 - Ride of Silence: Join cyclists around the country in the annual Ride of Silence. It has taken place on the third Wednesday of May for the last 19 years, to honor the cyclists who have been injured or killed in accidents with motorists. This ride raises awareness and reminds us that we share the roads. This year, the Ride of Silence occurs on May 19 at 7 p.m. Participate in one of the following ways: 1) ride solo; 2) ride with household members; or 3) join HBC members, who will ride from John Carroll University to various Heights locations. Details of this ride will be updated on the HBC website and communicated via social media.
- May 21 - Bike-to-Work Day: Share your bike-to-work pictures, video, or stories with us. Are you working from home? Don’t let it stop you. We want to see your work-from-home bike-to-work commute! Let’s make this go viral (in a non-COVID way) using the hashtag #HBCBikeToWork on your Instagram and Facebook posts.
- Throughout the month - Commuting routes: HBC wants all cyclists to feel safe commuting by bike. We encourage residents to reach out to us if they need help or want suggestions on planning their commutes.
Stay connected to our cycling community via Facebook, Instagram or Strava. We will announce additional details and other initiatives at www.heightsbicyclecoalition.org.
Heights Bicycle Coalition
Heights Bicycle Coalition is 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 Angel Reyes-Rodriguez and members of the coalition's communications committee.