RESCHEDULED- Miles of Smiles: FRONT Edition

September 29th (Thursday) – Miles of Smiles: FRONT Edition

Start/Finish: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – Akron Northside | 27 Ridge St, Akron, OH 44308

  • Meet up: 6:00 pm | Roll out: 6:30 pm | Return: 9:00 pm
  • Distance: about 10 miles
  • Facebook Event: Sept 28th

Description: Miles of Smiles Front Edition | Akron

This year, Cleveland is home to two free summerlong contemporary art triennials, festivals that happen every three years, FRONT (July 14-October 2) and CAN Triennial (July 8-August 31). Combined, these festivals create the opportunity to see and experience contemporary art from 200+ artists, in 40+ venues, and in 10+ neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio. Bike Cleveland is proud to partner with FRONT and CAN to offer a series of curated cultural adventures by bike where you’ll get to see artworks, hear from artists and/or FRONT/CAN staff, and support local businesses along the way. 

Join us for our rescheduled Miles of Smiles: FRONT Triennial Akron Edition on September 29th. Meet up at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad North Side Station in Akron (27 Ridge St, Akron, OH 44308) at 6pm and ride out at 6:30pm. We’ll ride about 10 miles to visit several FRONT Triennial exhibits throughout Akron, returning back to the start by 9pm.

Note for participants: To ensure a safe and fun ride please make sure that you have the following:

  • bike in working condition with tire pressure checked

For details on how to do your own ABC Quick Check click here for details 

  • front white and rear red light
  • bicycle helmet 
  • change of shoes if you wear cleats
  • hydration
  • snack
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • sun glasses
  • sunscreen 
  • $ in case we stop and grab a bite or coffee
  • emergency contact info available


Launched in 2018, FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a free, contemporary art festival of artist commissions, exhibitions, performances, films, and public programs that takes place across Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. Delayed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FRONT returns July 16 to October 2, 2022 in an exhibition titled, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. The exhibition title draws inspiration from literary giant Langston Hughes, who called Cleveland home during his formative years and maintained an artistic connection to the region. Participating local, national and international artists were invited to create works that consider and explore art’s role as an agent of transformation, a mode of healing, and a therapeutic process (from dust to rainbows). Experience FRONT this summer at 30+ venues across Northeast Ohio, including the Akron Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa), Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College), SPACES, Transformer Station, and Cleveland Public Library branches. Learn more at  


CAN Triennial is a regionally focused contemporary art exhibition featuring Northeast Ohio artists. Conceived in 2016, the inaugural CAN Triennial took place in 2018. Delayed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAN Triennial returns for a second iteration July 8 to August 31 and is titled, You Are Here. This multi-venue exhibition is organized in collaboration with a diverse team of curators who have assembled more than a dozen exhibitions that will offer an experiential journey representing this moment in time, place, and history in Cleveland. Experience CAN Triennial this summer at 15+ venues including the Morgan Conservatory, Zygote Press, The Sculpture Center, Graffiti HeArt, Brick Ceramic + Design Studio, and Waterloo Arts. Learn more at

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