What is the MCPc Fundo?
The 2017 MCPc Fundo, taking place Saturday, September 9th as part of NEOCycle, has something for everyone! Take a casual, fun ride through many of Cleveland’s unique neighborhoods and surrounding areas, or choose a longer, more challenging route if that’s your thing. With fully marked courses of 10, 31 and 62 miles, the MCPc Fundo has something for cyclists of all fitness levels and abilities, and encourages people to get out and get healthy. This is a fully supported ride, meaning we will have multiple rest stops along the route and support vehicles to help if you have a flat or other bike issue. Wrap up your ride at the NEOCycle Hub at Edgewater Park for food, drinks, entertainment and hang out with us and your fellow riders.
2017 Fundo Routes
- Family Ride (10 miles) – 10:30am depart. Enjoy an easy pedal through the near west side, check out some cool neighborhoods and some of Cleveland’s industrial heritage. Includes one rest stop along the route.
- Half Fundo (31 miles) – 10:15 depart. Expand your range and uncover parts of Cleveland you’ve never experienced before. Ride includes multiple rest stops.
- Full Fundo (62 miles) – 10:00am depart. Looking for a bigger challenge? Check out Cleveland’s east, west, and south sides on some of the faster roads on offer. With rest stops along the route you’ll have what you need to power through.
Registration for the MCPc Fundo opens May 1st 2017.
Riders under age 18 – $12 (until July 31st)
$15 (until September 7th)
$18 (Day-of registration)
- Must ride with a parent/guardian
- 2 route options to choose from (10 miles or 31 miles)
- Fully supported rider experience
- Party at the Hub (food and entertainment)
$30 (until July 31st)
$35 (until September 7th)
$40 (Day-of registration)
- 3 route options to choose from (10, 31, or 62 miles)
- Rest stops to keep you fueled for the longer loops.
- Fully supported rider experience
- Party at the Hub (1 drink ticket and lunch)
Biking For Safer Streets!
By registering for the MCPc Fundo you are helping to support Bike Cleveland’s work all over Greater Cleveland. What does Bike Cleveland do? Here are some of the things we’ve been working on recently –
- We’re bringing Bike Share to Cleveland. We wrote the grant that secured $357,000 in federal funds and coordinated raising the $89,000 local match. We led the request for proposal process that selected the vendor, and are heavily involved in the planning and implementation of the system.
- Last fall we launched our We’re All Drivers public awareness campaign across multiple media platforms. It garnered over 200 million media impressions. We are doing the same in 2016 to make it bigger and more visible than ever.
- Partnering with the City of Cleveland and NOACA, work on a formal feasibility study for The Midway is already underway to create a network of fully protected bike lanes throughout Cleveland.
- We have trained over 100 local law enforcement officers as part of our Law Enforcement Training program. In April 2016 alone we trained 35 officers from 19 different police departments.
- Random Act of Brightness is a program we run in low-income neighborhoods to outfit people with lights who cannot afford to buy them themselves. To date we have given away over 400 light sets all over Cleveland.
- Adoption of a district wide Safe Routes to School travel plan isn’t too far away. This program will help kids in all CMSD schools walk or bike to school safely through infrastructure and programs.
- Worked with the City of Cleveland to implement Cleveland’s Master Bikeway Implementation Plan and Complete and Green Streets Ordinance.
- Promote biking in Greater Cleveland through events likes Bike to Work Day, Bike Rodeos, Educational talks, socials, and more.
Q: This is my first MCPc Fundo! Any advice?
A: Here’s what we suggest: BE PREPARED!
Your bike should be in good working order. Do the ABC Test (Air, Brakes, Chain & Gears).
Air: Flat tires make you go slow. Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper tire pressure (it should be printed on the tire sidewall). Spin each tire slowly and look for any obvious damage.
Brakes: Bad brakes won’t help you stop. Look at the brake pads and make sure they aren’t completely worn away. Squeeze each brake and make sure it doesn’t touch the handlebar. Get on the bike and ride a few feet slowly and try the front and rear brakes separately.
Chain: Just because you’re in the Rust Belt doesn’t mean you should have it on your chain. Make sure the chain is free of rust and gunk. Lubricate the chain and wipe off any excess along with the dirt that always accumulates when you ride.
If you’re not comfortable messing with this stuff, take your bike to your local bike shop prior to the event and have them tune it up for you.
There is no need to train for this ride if you don’t want to, but you should at least take a few short rides beforehand, especially if you plan to ride the 25 or 62 mile routes. This will help make sure you and your bike are ready for the ride. Besides, riding a bike is fun and great for your health.
You’ll want to carry a few things with you. A water bottle will help you keep hydrated between rest stops. While the ride is fully supported a spare inner tube and/or patch kit is essential. Everyone knows most flats happen when you don’t have the equipment to change it. If you don’t know how you can be sure someone who does will stop and help but tubes come in many sizes so make sure you have the right one for your bike. There will also be support vehicles on the route to help if you need it – keep the SAG phone number handy!
If you plan on stopping in different neighborhoods to shop you may want to bring a lock. You are responsible for making sure your bike is safe at all times.
Be sure to have an emergency contact number somewhere easy to find. We want everyone to enjoy the ride and will do everything possible to ensure safety, but you never know what might happen and you want anyone to be able to identify you ASAP.
Q: Where does the MCPc Fundo start and end?
A: The MCPc Fundo starts and ends at the NEOCycle Hub located at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, OH.
Q: Where can I park my bike while I register before the ride and socialize afterwards?
A: There will be plenty of bike parking provided at the Hub located at Edgewater Park. You will need to provide your own lock, we recommend a sturdy U-Lock.
Q: There is so much to know… what are the most important things?
A: Most importantly, obey all traffic laws when riding in the Fundo! Second most important piece of information: HAVE FUN! If you have specific questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: It’s raining / super hot / muggy / I’m tired / Something came up and I cannot make it. Can I get a refund?
A: All registrations are final. We have expenses to pay and we’ve probably already spent the money you paid to register. If it makes you feel better consider it a donation to a great organization – Bike Cleveland!
Q: I can’t decide between the metric (62 mile) or the half (31 mile). How should I choose?
A: Consider your fitness level and your ability to sit on a bicycle saddle for a long amount of time. Do some test rides in the weeks and months leading up to the ride and see how you feel.
Q: Do I have to wear a helmet?
A: Yes. Besides, it’s not fun bouncing your head off the pavement should there be a crash.
Q: Are children allowed to ride?
A: Absolutely! But anyone under the age of 18 must ride with a parent or guardian. Know that this is an open street ride, meaning you will be riding with car traffic, make sure you are comfortable riding 30 or 65 miles if you choose those options.
Q: Where / When do I pick up my registration packet?
A: Packet pickup will be available at The Hub at Edgewater Park on Friday evening and also on Saturday morning. Please check back closer to the event date for exact times.
Q: Can I ride on anything other than a bicycle? Like… my razor scooter or skate board or skates?
A: No. While we encourage exercise in all forms, this is a bike event and for everyone’s safety we are limiting it to bikes only.
Q: This is so cool! I’d love to help. How can I volunteer?
A: We need plenty of volunteers to help the MCPc Fundo be cool. If you are interested in volunteering you can fill out the form here
, select “other”, then write in “Fundo.”
Q: Where is the map/route info?
A: We are still finalizing the routes and navigating all the permitting and permission processes. Please check back. We will be sure to make an announcement once the routes go live.
Q: What time does the MCPc Fundo start?
A: The 62 mile Full Fundo will depart at 10:00am. The 31 mile Tour leaves at 10:15am. The Family Ride rolls out at 10:30am
Q: Where can I park / How can I get there / Can I take RTA with my bike?
A: Edgewater Park has plenty of places for you to park if you drive in to the ride. If you’d like to take public transportation, Greater Cleveland RTA is bike-friendly. Buses can accommodate up to three bikes, and cyclists can simply roll their bikes on to rapid trains. Buses do not go to Edgewater, but it's an easy pedal from Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. For directions by car, bike, or transit, please click here.
Q: I do not own a bike. Can I rent one?
A: Since you are interested in riding in the MCPc Fundo we will assume you have interest in riding a bicycle more often, so stop by your local bike shop and get a new bike! There’s nothing better than New Bike Day!
Q: I want to hang out afterwards… where do you recommend?
A: The MCPc Fundo is part of NEOCycle, a weekend long celebration of biking in Northeast Oho. We will have plenty of entertainment, food and socializing available after the ride so stick around at the Hub at Edgewater Park and hang out with us and other MCPc Fundo riders. We’re still working out the details but stay tuned to this website and sign up for updates so you’ll know about all of the events at Edgewater and around Cleveland.
Q: The streets are open. Why should I pay for this ride?
A: The MCPc Fundo is a fundraising event for Bike Cleveland. We work hard ensure that every rider at the event has a great time. We provide well marked routes, maps, entertainment, and food for all participants. Funds from the MCPc Fundo are used to support Bike Cleveland’s mission to build livable communities by promoting all forms of cycling, and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community. If you have friends that ride unregistered and pay nothing, please encourage them to pay their way. It is not fair for you, any other rider, or any of the volunteers working hard to make the MCPc Fundo a great experience. If funds are not available, there is always an option to volunteer. Additionally, your rider number must be visible to get food at rest stops.
Q: Bike Cleveland is AWESOME. Can I become a member?
A: Thanks for the compliment! We would love to have you as a member and count you among our members. We need people like you to strengthen our voice as an organization. You can join when you register for the Fundo, or by visiting BikeCleveland.org/Member