Getting Around by Bike

Whether you ride a bike everyday or are interested in getting back into it for commuting or recreation we have some education resources for you. We can help you find your way through Cleveland with some maps and guides, there is information on how to integrate your bike ride with public transport, and links to people who can help you get your bike ready to roll, and teach you how to keep it that way. Check it out below.

Biking in Cleveland Guide

Biking in Cleveland CoverBiking in Cleveland: A Guide is here to help you take the next step towards incorporating biking as a part of your everyday life. In these pages you’ll learn how to choose a bike, how it should fit, how to ride safely, useful resources, general tips, and information that will help make your commute a wonderful and fun experience.

Every time you choose to ride a bike instead of driving it contributes to a healthier, cleaner, better world for us all. The key is making your commute as safe, convenient, and as comfortable as possible. The Biking in Cleveland Guide will equip you with the knowledge to do just that.

Give the Biking in Cleveland Guide a read, or pick up a copy at one of our events or at your local bike shop for yourself or to share with a friend.

Commuting by bike is not an all-or-nothing choice. You can ease into it. Try it once a month, for short trips to the store or work, then maybe eventually once a week. Before you know it you’ll realize the benefits and want to do it regularly.

Some other resources to help you get around on your bike include:

Riding in the bus lane?  We get asked this question a lot.  In Cleveland, you are permitted (and encouraged) to ride in the Bus Lanes throughout the city EXCEPT those found on Euclid Avenue. Those have separate bus-only signals that legally prevent any other vehicles from using the lane.

What about my e-bike? Read Ohio’s laws regarding e-bike restrictions here.

Bike Education

There are a number of great resources available for learning how to keep your bike working right and how to ride safely in traffic.

Our friends at The League of American Bicyclists have produced a series of short, instructional how-to-bike videos. They cover topics, from starting and stoping, to riding in bike lanes, to basic bicycle laws; bike education from the comfort of your computer screen! Here are a few examples to get you started:

See the whole series on the League of American Bicyclists’ website.

Bikes on public transit

GCRTA Bus RackCombining public transportation with biking is a great way to expand the distance you can cover.

In Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, all RTA buses are equipped with bike racks to securely hold your bicycle. Check out this short instructional video on how to use the bus racks on GCRTA:

Step-by-step instructions on using the bus bike racks can also be found at

The bus driver can also help you if you’re confused, and the Ohio City Bike Co-Op has a demo unit outside for you to practice on.

Bikes are allowed on all rapid trains at ALL times, two per car. If you’re taking your bike on the train, be considerate of other riders and stand with your bike in a place where you’re not blocking seats or doors.

Everything you need to know about taking your bike on GCRTA buses and trains can be found at