Author Archives: Mary Dunbar

Holiday Party – December 3 at 6 p.m.

The annual Heights Bicycle Coalition’s Holiday Party on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. will include a presentation by the ciCLEvia organization, recognition of local Roll Models, and an update on HBC’s work. CiCLEvia is part of the global Open Streets movement that temporarily closes streets to cars and opens them for people-powered movement. The name […]

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Autumn is Better By Bike!

Heights Bicycle Coalition has adopted “Better by Bike” as a theme for many recommended destinations and rides. This theme works throughout the year, with the possible exception (in the view of some) of snowy and icy days.  Indeed, riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to enjoy the vibrant colors and cooler temperatures […]

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Volunteers Needed for All Geared Up

Help inspire children to learn to ride their bikes safely and with confidence – spend a couple of hours volunteering at the All Geared Up bike rodeo showing kids how to brake, maneuver, “look back” for traffic and more! Event time: Oct. 1, 1-4 pm at Canterbury Elementary School in Cleveland Heights. Volunteers are needed from 12:30-2:30 pm and 2-4:30 pm. […]

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10th Annual Ride for Miles

The 10th Annual Ride For Miles will start at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, but arrive at 9:30 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. for coffee and comments. As always, the Ride will start and finish at John Carroll University’s Dolan Science Center. You can register to ride or volunteer via the Ride For Miles website (, which also has more information about the […]

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Better By Bike

September is full of great events in and around the Heights, and parking is easy when you bike there! Get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors and avoid parking pains by riding your bike to these fun activities.   Shaker Square Farmer’s Market  Every Saturday from 8 am – noon This weekly farmer’s market is one of […]

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Sept. 16 – Chagrin Falls Breakfast Ride

Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 am Starts at the Church of the Redeemer (corner of East Scarborough and South Taylor roads in Cleveland Heights) Depart from the church parking lot for a moderate- to fast-paced (16 mph) ride that will include hills and beautiful scenery. The ride will stop at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Chagrin Falls […]

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July 16 – Dunham Tavern & CiCLEvia Tour

Join us for a 15 mile ride to the historic Dunham Tavern, 6709 Euclid Ave and Bike Cleveland’s CiCLEvia Central. This ride is on city streets and the bike lane on Euclid Avenue. The ride starts at 12:30 p.m. at Fairfax Elementary School, corner of Scarborough and Lee Rd. and return before 5 p.m. Dunham Tavern  […]

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Grant Funds Improve Cycling for Students

As you travel through Cleveland Heights this summer, you will see the new solar-powered speed feedback signs next to Canterbury, Roxboro and Oxford Elementary Schools, Monticello Middle School, and the Hebrew Academy. Exceeding the speed limit triggers impossible-to-ignore flashing lights reminding drivers to slow down. These signs are a result of a collaboration between the […]

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Bike Repair Station at Lee Rd Library

The Heights Library installed a Bike Repair Station at the Lee Road branch! The equipment includes a pump, tools for simple bike repairs and a bike stand to hold the bike off the ground while making repairs. The station is located in front of the Dobama theater, west side of Lee Road. The Friends of […]

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Consider Joining These June Rides!

Heights Bicycle Coalition board member and chairperson on the HBC Encouragement Committee, Debra Franke, deserves many thanks for organizing, finding and promoting rides in June.  The revised list below includes only those rides yet to come as of June 18, 2017: Heights Bike Coalition Family Bike Ride around Shaker Lakes Heights Bike Coalition will lead a Family Bike Ride around the […]

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