Public Meeting Alert
There are two public meetings coming up in the next 7 days that we need cyclists at to provide input and support for creating a more bicycle friendly region.
1. Partners working on The Heights Bicycle Network and Missing Link Study will share feedback and recommendations based on earlier public outreach in the community. Your input is needed as they look to refine these plans and increase opportunities for more convenient, cleaner, healthier, more affordable transportation in this area. The meetings will be set up in an “open house” format and take place on:
Thursday, November 29
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10900 Euclid Avenue
Crawford Hall, Lower Level
Case Western Reserve University
Thursday, November 29
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights City Hall
2nd floor Council Chambers
For more info contact Chris Bongorno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Madison Avenue Bike Lane: Please plan to attend the Monday, December 3rd Lakewood City Council Meeting at 7:30PM (HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 12650 DETROIT AVENUE). We need as many people as possible showing support to keep the proposal to add a bike lane to Madison Avenue moving forward so please put this meeting in your calendars and plan to attend! While the Madison Bike Lane is not on the meeting agenda, there is an opportunity for public comment after the meeting and the intent is to have a few people speak in support of bike lanes on Madison and to have a large group of people in attendance in solidarity. We will meet in the hallway outside council chambers at 7:15PM – anyone wishing to comment must sign in before the start of the meeting. Bring your helmet to show your support!
If you have not done so yet, be sure to sign the petition telling the Lakewood Mayor and Council that you support the Madison Avenue bike lane. Check it out here.
OCBC Holiday Open House, Social Ride and Members Meeting
Join the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op this Saturday from noon to 4pm for a special sale! For the first time ever, they will be selling selected bikes “as-is,” for half the price of regular, “refurbished” bikes. All bike have been evaluated and prepped for repair. They will be tagged with their size and price, but test riding them will not be possible, as they have not been repaired or safety checked. Repairing these bikes will be the customers’ expressed responsibility — OCBC Memberships will be discounted during this sale for anyone who needs to take repair classes to get their new bike in rideable condition.
The deals, and fun don’t stop there! OCBC will also be showcasing arts and crafts for great DIY gift ideas, special sales on selected refurbished bikes, parts, and accessories; and discounted shop-use membership with every frame purchase (a great gift for anyone interested in building up a bike for the new year!).
For OCBC members, the festivities will be followed by their annual members’ meeting and induction of new trustees at 4pm — light refreshments will be served.
Get started early and join the festive Saturday Social Ride (10am-noon) that morning which will visit the Christmas Story House, and on the way back do a little shopping, in the spirit of the season.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the first annual Bike Cleveland Cranksgiving ride. Thanks to the generosity of over 45 cyclists we were able to raise $700 worth of food for two hunger centers. It was great to see the cycling community come together and support a much needed cause.
Give the gift of bike advocacy this holiday season by purchasing a Bike Cleveland membership and t-shirt package for a local bike advocate. For $50 a completed membership card and Bike Cleveland t-shirt will be mailed to the you in time to deliver your gift to that local biking supporter. Learn how here.