May is National Bike Month, and next week is National Bike Week, with next Friday, May 15 being National Bike to Work Day!
ClevelandBikes and other organizations have many events planned to promote cycling as healthy and fun sport, recreation and transportation! Visit http://www.clevelandbicycleweek.org/ for full details, but here are somehighlight events:
- Cleveland Bike to Work Day, May 15th. Park at the future Bicycle Station at Gateway and see the latest drawings (East 4th Street andHigh Street, just north of Huron Road) or got to the YMCA (E. 22nd St. and Prospect Ave.). Bike to Work brought to you by NOACA; visit the Bike Buddy program at: http://www.ohiorideshare.com/
- Bike Tours to explore new neighborhoods, like Slavic Village (Monday), and arts and historic sites, including downtown arts and architecture (Monday), League Park, baseball history and Negro League history (Wednesday), Civil War and Emancipation history (Wednesday) and more.
- Bike to the Movies, at Cinematheque, Cleveland Institute of Art, presents The Triplets of Belleville, a 2003 French animation by Sylvain Chomet. This zany, charming animated feature is one of the most acclaimed movies of the past few years. It tells a wild and bizarre story in a quaint/quirky/retro graphic style: a cyclist kidnapped during the Tour de France and taken to a sinister metropolis is rescued by three elderly, eccentric French women who used to be music-hall stars in the 1930s, with a great original jazz score. Show Times May 15 (Fri) - 7:30PM; May 16 (Sat) - 9:30PM
- Bicycle Forum on May 14 from 4:00-7:00 pm, Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Stokes Auditorium. We are bringing insightful and experienced speakers from around the nation to share their thoughts on growing and supporting the cycling community. Speakers: Rob Sadowsky, Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago); Rhonda Border-Boose, Midwest Director, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (Columbus, Ohio); and Representatives from the City of Cleveland. The event is free to the public.
- Cleveland Bicycle Week Celebration, after work on East 4th Street, Friday May 15th.
- Learn new skills or sharpen old ones on bike riding, repair andother educational activities.