Bike tour offers Cleveland Indians Opening Day tickets, heritage baseball ride

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians home opener on April 4 sold out quickly, but Bob Polk has tickets for you.

Polk runs Bob’s Bike Tours, he offers a baseball heritage bicycle tour of Cleveland on opening day.

“I just love Cleveland, bicycling and baseball. We have a chance to do three together at the same time, it’s a great event,” he said.

For $55, you ride your own bike on a police-escorted route from the West Side Market neighborhood to old League Park, the downtown Baseball Heritage Museum and on to the Tribe game.

League Park renovations are nearing completion. Cleveland’s first home of baseball will have a renovated ticket building, a museum and playing fields with artificial turf.

A ticket to the opener, t-shirt, raffle tickets for donated prizes plus a few surprises are included in the “Ride to the Tribe”. Proceeds go to Cleveland Indians Charities helping the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Baseball Federation.

Polk, a baseball umpire, used a bit of Cleveland savvy to pick the section for his Tribe tickets.

“It’s the mezzanine, right above right field, and if there’s sun that day, we’ll be in the sun,” he said. In each of the last two years, the sun was the difference keeping the cyclists in section 311 warm on otherwise chilly opening days.

In its third year, the ride sold out of its 100 tickets before opening day, Polk has sold more than half his allotment for this year’s ride, which leaves the Market Garden Brewery just after 11 a.m.

For more information, click here for his website or call 440-681-8262

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