The City of Euclid is committed to creating a comprehensive stress free transportation network for bicyclist, in coordination with the City of Cleveland. During Bike Euclid’s March meeting, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail discussed the City of Euclid’s Big Jump Project grant application to People For Bikes, submitted in the Fall of 2016. This People For Bikes initiative hopes to prove that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work, and play. Euclid was one of less than 100 communities to apply nationwide. Only 10 communities were selected through a highly competitive process. Thank you to Allison Lukacsy, Architect and Community Projects Manager for the City of Euclid, for taking the lead with this. Our Mayor discussed the fact that though the City of Euclid was not selected for this round of assistance, it will make use of the additional educational resources, and supports working toward the creation of a stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure. To learn what the selected cities are up to, go to www.peopleforbikes.org/placesforbikes/landing/the-big-jump-project.
April big event!
BIKEBIKE a Commuting + Touring Forum, Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10am-3pm at the Beachland Ballroom.
This is an exciting new event designed to enrich novice and expert alike. With an emphasis on active transportation and transportation equity, BIKEBIKE is a grassroots effort, grown out of a common desire to activate, engage, and empower people in the Greater Cleveland area to commute and tour by bicycle.
The day will include panel discussions on Bicycling and the Law, Commuting, and Touring, moderated by Radio Host and Author Diane (Lees) Jenks, The Outspoken Cyclist. as well as hands-on working sessions led by local bike shops and bike co-ops, including The Broadway Cyclery, Joy Machine, Blue Sky Bicycles, Spin, Village Cycle, Ohio City Bike Co-op, and St. Clair Bikeworks. Go to www.BIKEBIKE.space to learn more.
BIKEBIKE lays the groundwork for National Bike Month, in May, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities across the country since 1956.
Be sure to read the May issue to get information on National Bike Month, Bike to Work Day, the Ride of Silence and how you can take part.
Submitted by - Kath Sonnhalter, President, Bike Euclid
Bike Euclid is a local advocacy group working to promote a comprehensive stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure, and to encourage and connect bicyclists to resources which support their safe and legal use of their bicycle. Bike Euclid is a chapter of Bike Cleveland. This close working relationship benefits residents of both communities as well as bicyclists throughout the region. Go to www.bikecleveland.org and www.bikeEuclid.org to learn how to get involved, and check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/euclidbikes for event details and ideas shared by our community of members.COLLINWOOD OBSERVER