Bike Cleveland E-Newsletter – January 11th

2016 Annual Meeting

Happy New Year! It’s January, which means it’s time for our Annual Meeting! Learn how we leveraged the power of your membership in 2015 and how we plan to take it even further in 2016. Hang out with other gear heads, make new friends, find new rides, and meet our staff and board! Dinner and bowling included with your entry; cash bar. We’ll have a presentation, a couple of speakers, and take some time to recognize some of our most important volunteers. Hang out after the program for awesome locally brewed beer and bowling.

Bike Cleveland Members, your entry is FREE and you will receive a second email with the discount code. Not a member? No worries! Everyone is welcome! Join on the night of the event and your membership dues will be discounted the amount of your entry fee! Want to take care of it ahead of time? Go to – – to sign up!


Thank you to Velosano! Our supporting sponsor for the Annual Meeting.

Pearl Road Public Meeting

You may recall a round of public meetings last May regarding the proposed streetscape redesign of Pearl Road in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. After residents voiced concerns over the proposed plan, the City went away to reevaluate their proposal and have drawn up a fresh plan. There is a public meeting at Mary Queen of Peace (4423 Pearl Road) on Wednesday, January 20th @ 6pm to go over the new plan, what to expect during construction, and we encourage residents to attend. CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT FLYER


Valley Parkway Connector Trail

If you’re like us and spend time in the Metroparks you’ve probably noticed the missing section of the all-purpose trail between Ridge Road and Brecksville Road. The Metroparks are addressing this “missing link” and are hosting two public meetings this week (January 12th and 14th) to discuss the project. Check out the details HERE if you would like to attend.



“Bicycling fans in the Fandom of the 216 don’t watch as other athletes perform miraculous feats,” they say. “We have not pegged our hopes to games beyond our control. The journey is our game, and in our game everyone who rides, wins.”

If you’re into art, sport, or cycling….do yourself a favor and check out FANDOM 216 running now until February 20th. Pick up a passport, and get rewarded for riding you bike to the galleries. Want to do so as part of a group? Cleveland Critical Mass will be ending at Zygote Press on their January 29th ride.


Special Winter Film Screenings

With winter finally upon us, the next couple of months are a great time to take in some special film screenings around town! Check out the following three events –

On January 28th, we are excited to be bringing the thought provoking film “Bikes vs Cars” to the Capitol Theaterin the Gordon Square Arts District.Learn more about the screening, or skip all of that to check out the trailer and buy your tickets here!

On February 4th, The Heights Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring a showing of “Inspired to Ride,” a stunning documentary about the inaugural Trans-Am Bike Race at the Strosacker Auditorium on the CWRU campus.

On February 15th, our good friends at Hirobel LLC are hosting a screening of “Recovering,” a cycling documentary about Veterans using sport to overcome PTSD. A portion of the proceeds will go to Ride2Recovery in Ohio. For details and tickets, Click Here.


Join Us!

We rely on membership to help pay for our advocacy efforts and it is a critical form of funding for our organization. Become a member of Bike Cleveland and help us make Greater Cleveland a better place to ride, walk, and live!


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