Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be Captain of a Tandem for the Blind

A lot of people who can't see want to ride a bike. The Cleveland Sight Center, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, teams up sighted and vision-impaired people for monthly tandem bike rides on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The terrain is flat, and the rides are about 5 miles long.

The rides for this season are scheduled for the following dates:
  • April 18, 2009
  • May 16, 2009
  • June 20, 2009
  • July 18, 2009
  • August 15, 2009
  • September 19, 2009

Bicycles are provided, and a National Park Service representative will advise you about safe riding techniques. No prior tandem riding experience is necessary. Practice and orientation takes place from 8:00-9:00am at Hunt Farm on Bolanz Road. The rides take place from 9:00-11:30am. Volunteers are welcome to join the group for lunch afterwards.

To volunteer and join a team, contact Jeri Rask at the Cleveland Sight Center at 216-658-4594, or Margaret Adams at the CVNP at 216-524-1497 x225 or e-mail

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