CLEVLEAND - The first “Car Free Friday” takes place this Friday, July 27.
Following the success of the annual May “Bike To Work Day,” a new event designed to attract cyclists, and pedestrians as well, to town takes place as July comes to an end.
Four events taking place in and near downtown geared to, but not exclusively for, cyclists are:
- Bike to Breakfast. From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., free coffee and breakfast sandwiches at The Bike Rack on East Fourth St. just north of the Q.
- Downtown Farmers Market at Public Square. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a bike valet by the Ohio City Bike Co-op, lunch specials for cyclists and Bike Cleveland members, and free bike tune-ups are offered.
The farmers market offers local food, produce, music and a chance to enjoy downtown Cleveland.
- Happy Hour at Noodlecat 234 Euclid Ave. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Critical Mass Ride to the Velodrome.
The monthly Cleveland Critical Mass Ride will depart the southwest quadrant of Public Square at 7 p.m. and head to the Cleveland Velodrome in Slavic Village. Cyclists will be permitted to ride on the newly-constructed cycling track. A trip to the Broadway Street Repair music festival follows the Velodrome visit.
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With the Cleveland Marathon now just one day away, professionals at the I-X Center Friday were making sure to provide plenty of last minute tips they say, runners should begin to use Friday night.
Security for the Cleveland Marathon will be tight as tens of thousands of runners and spectators are expected to participate in this weekend’s event, according to organizers.