Friday, April 25, 2008

Experienced cyclists needed for Bike to Work Week

Are you an experienced cyclist? Can you help others learn about cycling?

Bike To Work Week is May 12-16 and ClevelandBikes is planning Bike To Work events for each morning that week. We need your help as a Ride Leader to show new bicycle commuters how to get over their initial fear of riding in traffic. It would be simple and it would be fun: we have a number of scheduled starting points and you would meet at one of them. At the scheduled time, you lead the group to downtown where ClevelandBikes and the YMCA has set up a temporary BikeStation. There are free showers, bike storage, food, and coffee waiting for you. NOACA has also donated a ton of bicycle accessories, so you might just get some new gear, too. You’ll be having fun while doing a good deed and helping a new bicycle commuter.

Bike shop folks – most of your stores open at 10:00 so you could be a Ride Leader and still get to the shop…what do you think?

Nurses, physicians, firemen, and others who might have a weekday off – can you volunteer for one morning that week?

People who work from home – this is a chance to get out for a morning – what do you say?

Attorneys, consultants, or professionals who can set their own schedule – want to break out of the routine?

If you can volunteer to be a Ride Leader, e-mail Kevin Cronin your name, where you live, the days you are available, your cell phone number, and any other pertinant info. For example:

Fred Garvin; I can volunteer for Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri, I live near Metro Hospital, I can be a Ride Leader from Tremont or from Ohio City, 216-555-1212

Thanks everyone! Pass the word if you know cyclists who could help.

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