May is Bike Month, and there’s no better reminder that one safe, healthy way to celebrate summer is by getting the bike out of the garage or basement and going for a nice long ride. It’s even a great way to spend some time with friends, if you keep social distancing in mind. And if you need ideas about where to go, head over to Bike Cleveland’s website, which is jam-packed with them.
Among their suggestions: take a 33-mile tour of five of the six iconic Cleveland script signs (the sixth is inside the airport) in one day. They’ve got the route all laid out for you. Or take former Bike Cleveland board member Kevin Cronin’s KBTCGGSS rides aka Kevin’s Bicycle Tour of Cleveland’s Globally or Glacially Significant Sites. He’s designed a route that’s a crash course in Cleveland history.
They’ve also got a mural tour, a youth coloring contest, the Bike Month Challenge and much more Participate in Bike Month Bingo and fill in the squares as you complete rides and activities.
On a more serious note, Wednesday May 20 was to have been the annual Ride Of Silence, a worldwide event remembering cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roads, a reminder to both cyclists and drivers to share the roads safely.
Bike Cleveland were all set to do their annual ride led by the Cleveland Police Bicycle Division, but that can’t happen now. So they’re asking bike riders to join in a Virtual Ride of Silence doing a solo ride of any distance at any time during that day. Then share your story and your thoughts on the Facebook event page or @Bike_CLE on Twitter and @bike_cle on Instagram, using @ROSCLE and #RideofSilence2020.
You’ll find plenty of resources at their website including bike shops, bicycle maintenance tips, cycling laws, safety tips and much more.