Downtown Cleveland Bike-to-Work Day

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2010 (All day)
Destination: Downtown Cleveland
Phone: Sally: 216-241-2414 ext. 273

May is National Bike Month, May 15th-23rd is Cleveland Bicycle Week, and the climax and culmination: Friday May 21st, National Bike to Work Day. No matter where you live and work, we encourage you to make bicycling a component of your commute.

More downtown employers than ever have signed-on to encourage their employees to ride to work this year! Find a friend or colleague to ride with you this Friday and help your workplace start a healthy trend. If you're new to this whole bike commuting thing, visit OhioBikeBuddies to find a more experienced rider to pair-up with, or read on for our ride groups going downtown.

We'd certainly applaud you for riding straight to work and straight home, but there are some Bike to Work Day events and promotions that we hope you won't miss:

Ride Groups and Morning Gathering

Hook up with others at our scheduled East/West meeting points and ride downtown together. We're gathering at the City Side Garden downtown (Ontario and Huron,) from 7am til 10am. Join us for free breakfast goodies, free Phoenix coffee, and some other freebies.

Evening Social

Join other Bike to Work Day participants on East 4th St. for food and drink discounts, live music, free bicycle parking, fun and games, and cameraderie at the Bike to Work Day Evening Social.

Shower at the Y

Want to shower and change downtown before going in to the office? The Downtown YMCA is offering complimentary showers on Bike to Work Day! Bring a lock for your temporary locker.

Ride Free on the RTA

Greater Cleveland RTA is supporting B2W Day with free rides on buses and rapid all day the 21st for those with bicycles! A great way to split up or supplement bicycle on a long commute. Learn more.


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More Downtown Employers than Ever Signed Up for Bicycle to Work

As of May 14th, the following downtown employers have signed-on to encourage their employees to bike to work on May 21st:

Sherwin Williams Tucker Ellis
Westlake, Reed, Leskosky Wyse Advertising
Dix & Eaton Edward Howard
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Cleveland State University
Liggett Stashower URS Corp
Willis Insurance City of Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Michael Baker Jr.
Cleveland Downtown YMCA Skylight Financial Group
Arcadis GCRTA
Doner Advertising Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Rock & Roll Hall and Museum thunder::tech
Chartis City Architecture
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative  

If you're an employer and want to participate in Cleveland Bike to Work Day, or an employee of a downtown company that might want to participate, please send an email to shanley [at] mpo [dot] noaca [dot] org and we'll tell you how!

Bicyclists! GCRTA Offers Free Rides to Cyclists on May 21st!

If you have a bicycle with you on Bicycle to Work Day, and for some reason, don't want to ride both to and from work, you can take public transit for free.  If it looks like rain later in the day and you don't want to have to bicycle home in the rain, you can hop on a bus or train!  If you're new to bicycling to work, and only want to go one way, hop on a bus or train to get home.  You can also bicycle part way and take transit part way if you have a very long commute.  Or maybe you want to go to the East 4th Street celebration after work, but don't want to bike home in the dark--hop on a bus or train!  You don't need any special tickets.  If you have a bicycle on Bicycle to Work Day, you ride RTA free!

Come to the East 4th Street Celebration!

After work on Bicycle to Work Day, hop on your trusty wheels and head over to East 4th Street for a celebration of Cleveland Bicycle Week.  Mix and mingle with other bicyclists and take advantage of the great discounts on food and beverages being offered by participating East 4th Street businesses.  All you need to do is show them your helmet!  Here are the businesses which have signed on so far:

  • Flannery's -- 15% discount on food
  • Wonder Bar -- special low price drinks ("Whiskey Island Long Island" and "Towpath Tonics"
  • Pickwick & Frolic --  $5 discount on Broken Lizard comedy troupe ticket for show May 21st and 10% off food
  • La Strada -- complimentary appetizer
  • Zocala -- 20% discount on food
  • Greenhouse Tavern -- 15% discount on food
  • Erie Street Coffee -- 10% discount on beverages
  • House of Blues -- 10% discount on food & Company Store

This event is for anyone who has participated in a Cleveland Bicycle Week event.  Be sure to bring your helmet.

Here's more on the Bike To Work Evening Social.

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