Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Date: Friday, March 14, 2008
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery in the Flats (Cleveland)
You don't have to be a member of any of the above organizations to attend!
$10.00 entry fee includes appetizers, a chance to mingle with other athletes in our area, and an opportunity to learn about other exciting Cleveland-area athletic groups.
Please RSVP to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 25, 2008
It's a bummer, but better in January than July. And, it could have been a lot worse, like the folks in these 15 Greatest Mountain Bike Crash videos...
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The meeting will be held in the Silver Lake Village Hall at 7:00pm. Call 330-275-2436 for additional information. This meeting will focus on transportation requirements and includes bicycling.
Citizens Involvement Committee
Silver Lake Village Hall
2961 Kent Road
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Happy New Year!
Please join us, and invite your friends, to enjoy the winter weather, look for signs of Spring, and learn about bike culture in Cleveland, Ohio and Chengde, China:
Saturday February 2nd 2008
6th Annual Marmots' Meander
Groundhog Day Ride
followed by a one-hour slide presentation by member Joni Lewanski:
"Teaching English from a Bicycle in China," her account of 7 months spent teaching in, and riding around Chengde – join us for this even if you don't ride!
Meet (at the bike co-op) after 10am, ride leaves around 11am. Supper* served (back at the bike co-op) beginning at 1pm, slide presentation from 3 – 4pm.
Ride (6 to 40 miles, flat terrain) to Clark Field sledding hill (3 miles); stay for sledding, or continue to the new Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Mountain Bike Trail (7 miles); ride the trail (if it's not wet) and/or continue south on the Towpath Trail into the CuyahogaValley National Park. Return on the same route**.
Helmets are required (loaners available), and mountain bikes are recommended (a limited number are available for rent, or for loan to members who clean and tune them up afterwards). Bring any sleds, skis or snowboards you can carry (some loaners will be provided, and transported). We'll break out the ski-bikes, and perhaps a sleigh-bike if we get it built. Our new, gas-powered (!?) bike-washing equipment will be available (and the shop for drying and re-lubing) after the ride.
If you plan to ride and sled and then stay for the slide show, feel free to bring dry clothes to change into. Bring a lock if your bike will be unattended.
* Hot Cider and Cocoa will be provided at the sledding hill; supper is vegan Chili with meat and dairy on the side. Potluck side dishes and beverages are welcome.
** Some members will be carrying tools along, but this is an unsupported ride.
This event is free and open to all, but of course donations are always appreciated to pay for food and heat, and to help fund our year-round bicycle education work.
This event will also be our first members' meeting for 2008, so we'll spend a few minutes before the slide show to talk about plans for the year, new member benefits, and your suggestions for improving Co-op operations.
I hope to see many of you there -- Think Snow!
Director, Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
1823 Columbus Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
216 830 2667
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Sometimes, it's even worse, with even less elbow room, especially when a coupon dozen cartons of helmets arrive. This week, among other things, we got a stock of accessories from Raleigh, a supply of trainers from Blackburn, the first of the new shoe models from Pearl Izumi, and the first 16 of the new rental bikes for the coming season (10 Raleighs and 6 Electra Townies). What comes next is verifying each shipment for accuracy, receiving them into our inventory system, applying price tags, and splitting them up for shipment to our other two stores.
More of the new '08 bike models from Raleigh have also arrived recently, including the highly-anticipated touring/commuting bike, the Raleigh Sojourn. In stock and ready for test riding now!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Read the full post from the Drunk Cyclist blog to see a close-up shot of the trailer, as well as various comments debating whether the whole thing is a fake or not (e.g. there's no hand pump or CO2 intake on the keg). Either way, a great idea, and a great use of spare suspension forks!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Stephen Regenold over at The Gear Junkie has a terrific blog post on top 10 tips for winter bicycle commuting. He has all sorts of ways to keep riding (and stay safe/warm) all winter long. Even better, he doesn't look to bicyclists from Portland or Seattle for his information either -- he checked in with people in Minneapolis, the #2 cycling city in the U.S. behind Portland, according to the U.S. Census. I gotta believe they know how to ride in snow, no?
We've been seeing more year-round bicycle riders (and commuters) in our stores lately, looking for winter clothing, studded tires, and the like, so we know you're out there. If you have any tips The Gear Junkie may have forgotten -- or, better yet, tips for riding locally during winter -- we'd like to hear them.
Photo credit: The Gear Junkie
Monday, January 7, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
You can also read her firsthand account of her experience on her MySpace blog, and donate to a recovery fund set up by her friends at the Tara Llanes - Heart of a Champion site.
Then, in comes a little eight-foot-wide strip of asphalt. The super highway hops behind the bar, shivering and hiding. The bartender says, "What are you hiding from? You kick butt."
"Shh!," the super highway says. "That guy's a cyclepath!"