Fall Virtual Happy Hour Recap

Thank you to those that could join us for our Virtual Happy Hour on October 20th. It was great to see all your faces, to share a bit about what Bike Cleveland has been up to, and answer questions from you all. For those that missed it, below you will find some of the links and information we shared during the event. As always, we encourage you to join the movement for safe streets by becoming a member today!

Cycling Rights Book Launch: We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 6pm via zoom for the launch of “Cycling Rights: Bicycles, E-bike, and Micromobility Devices”  written by Ken Knabe,  Local Bicycle Attorney and long time Bike Cleveland sponsor. You can get all the details and register at Book Launch Homepage. You can also purchase a copy of the book from Bike Cleveland (all sales support our advocacy and education work) in our webstore.

Bike Cleveland Advocacy Center: We recently launched a webpage on our website that consolidates all our action alerts. You can view it in our Advocacy Center. On the page you can sign-up to receive action alerts relevant to you, see all our current actions alerts, and search for your candidates at the local, state, and federal level.

Vision Zero: The City of Cleveland is going to be kicking of a Vision Zero action planning process to get to zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries on Cleveland’s streets. Stay tuned for opportunities to get involved later this year and throughout 2021. You can learn more about Cleveland’s Vision Zero initiative at https://www.bikecleveland.org/visionzero/.

Random Acts of Brightness (light distribution): We’re hosting a socially distant Random Acts of Brightness on October 27th, with pop-up light distributions set-up Downtown (on Public Square) and in University Circle (in Uptown on Toby’s Plaza). Info about the upcoming Random Acts of Brightness.

Virtual Education Videos: Throughout the summer we have been recording our Virtual Bike Smarts classes. You can view them all on our Cycling Education page.

Virtual Rides: We have a new virtual ride themed for Halloween called the Spooky Spin. You can check it out and download the route here: Spooky Spin.  To see our past curated rides visit: https://www.bikecleveland.org/explore/

Cranksgiving: We are working with Bike Parma, Bike Brecksville, and Bike Lakewood to host a socially distanced Cranksgiving. In addition to locations in each community we are also planning to organize one in Cleveland’s Slavic Village Neighborhood. Mark your calendars for November 21st (10am – 1pm) and stay tuned for details.

Patty Banks Courtroom Support: Patty Banks who was hit in May 2019 has a court date for the driver who hit her. She is looking for strong support at the court date on February 16th. We have a form you can fill out to be added to a calendar invite that we will update with details as they become available.

Reporting Debris/Parked Cars in Bike Lanes: Report any close calls or hazards in bike lanes in two places: 1. On our website at http://www.bikecleveland.org/reportit/. 2. In the City of Cleveland call 311 and they will get the issue to the correct department to address it. If there is a car parked in the bike lane use the City of Cleveland’s non-emergency police number 216-621-1234. The vehicle parked in a bike lane is violating city law 431.08e (more details here).

As always feel free to reach out to any of our staff if you have any questions.

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