Watch for updates, but here’s our list of Bike Month activities this year in the Heights:
May 4, 7:30 p.m., Cleveland Heights City Council will declare May Bike month for the fifth time since 2011. Come and cheer! (You can slip away after the resolution is voted on.)
May 6, Walk or Bike to School Day for Cleveland Heights-University Heights District Schools and Ruffing Montessori
May 11-15, Bike to Work Week
May 15, 7-9 a.m., Bike to Work Day. We’ll celebrate with free coffee and pastries for all bicyclists under a tent at the intersection of Edgehill and Overlook Roads in Cleveland Heights. Supported by Phoenix Coffee, Zagara’s Market, Future Heights, the City of Cleveland Heights, and Heights Bicycle Coalition.
May 16, All Geared Up, a first communitywide family bicycling event with bike rides, a bike rodeo and much more, at Canterbury Elementary School, 2530 Canterbury Rd., Cleveland Heights 44118. Supported by the Canterbury principal and PTA, Cleveland Heights Police Bike Unit, cities of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, and more.
May 20, 6 p.m., Ride of Silence. This annual, group ride highlighting the importance of safety starts in the Heights from the parking lot on the southwest side of John Carroll University and proceeds slowly and solemnly west on Fairmount Boulevard to University Hospitals in University Circle, where riders will join with bicyclists from Cleveland for a brief meeting shortly before 7 p.m. to honor bicyclists killed or injured while riding their bicyclists.
May 23, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Bike Tour of Four Historic Districts, starting from Ensemble Theater, in the Coventry Building (formerly Coventry Elementary School), 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 44118. You’ll learn about architectural styles, the people who lived here back in the day, and Landmark buildings. Registration required! (Check for information in another story.) Rain date of June 6.
May 30, time TBD. Bike Tune-up Day at Coventry Courtyard, northwest corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. Bring your bike for fixing or an assessment.