Bikes pulling cars, new lanes and a friendly status, as well as a film festival are on tap in Cleveland cycling news.
CLEVELAND - Bikes pulling cars, new lanes and a friendly status, as well as a film festival are on tap in Cleveland cycling news.
Lakewood has been making cycling news lately. Bike racks have been installed on Detroit Avenue, sharrows painted on Detroit Avenue as well. Now, Franklin Boulevard has new painted bike lanes from Warren Road to West 117th Street.
This has gotten the attention of the League of American Cyclists. Dru Siley, the city's director of planning and development, tweeted the league will designate Lakewood as a "Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze Level" Oct. 15.
Cleveland received a similar award in July.
Car vs. bike
Normally when a bike goes up against a car, the car wins. On Oct. 5, its cycle revenge as Cleveland hosts its first Bike Pull.
The Great Cleveland Bike Pull will be held at the Cleveland Velodrome in Slavic Village.
Teams of two, four or six cyclists will pull a motorized vehicle with bikes. Whichever team pulls it along the course in the fastest time wins.
Registration for cycling teams is $25. The fun begins at 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the tug of war go to Ohio City Bicycle Coop, Bike Cleveland, and the Cleveland Velodrome.
On the Edge
The fine folks at On the Edge Films are hosting MountainFilm on Tour.
The MountainFilm event is held in Telluride, Colo. each Memorial Day.
For the first time in its 35 year history, the festival brings films to Clevland's Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
The films shown aim to educate, inspire and motivate audiences about the environment, cultures, issues and adventures.
Frustrations with what some in Cleveland's cycling community view as slow response by the city led to guerrilla bike lanes showing up on Detroit Avenue.
Free event at Tri-C Western Campus in Parma will teach children 5 to 12 safe bike riding habits and proper helmet fitting. While quantities last, each participant will receive a free bicycle helmet.
Paving of the Towpath in the Flats, Cleveland's first Green Street, a memorial ride, a zoo ride and a night in your jammies in August cycling news.
Ten years in the making, two tunnels connecting the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood with the lakefront at Edgewater Park opened Tuesday evening.
The Safe Streets Act of 2013 would require all states to ensure the needs of all roadway users are met in future federally-funded transportation projects.
Bike boxes, an ad campaign, off to work and a chance to win are among items in Cleveland cycling news as Summer begins.
A forum at Cleveland State University will examine transportation policies as a civil rights issue.
The number of cyclists pedaling through city streets has jumped more than 200 percent in the last decade, according to the city of Cleveland.
Cleveland cyclists gathered for the annual "Ride of Silence" Wednesday evening to bring awareness to those cyclists who have been injured or killed on public roadways.