Saturdays are Social!

It’s a casual, easy, friendly ride, and a good informal way to learn about riding in traffic and with other cyclists. Here’s what you need to know:

  • First Saturday of every month (unless it’s a major holiday, then we’ll ride the following Saturday)
  • Meet at the co-op at 10 am
  • Ride leaves by 10:30 am, and always returns by noon.
  • The ride is free (though donations are appreciated)
  • The route usually includes a visit to a free local event like a street fair, or has a “theme” like Underground Railroad sites or public art, with related stops along the way.
  • We always ride as a group, so no one is left behind.

A few points to remember:

This is an all-weather ride. We ride every month, on the first Saturday, in any weather, as long as someone shows up. This includes winter — so if you’ve never ridden when it’s cold before, join us — it’s still fun! Dress for the temperature as you would for a windy walk, but if needed we have some warm clothes you can use (ear- bands, gloves, scarves): be sure to wear warm shoes that are not too tight — your normal winter coat is more than warm enough.

Safety first! We ride legally on all of our rides, including Saturday social rides (so before we start we’ll do a short mechanical Safety Check and very brief explanation of bicycle traffic laws), and helmets are required — if you don’t have one, you can use one of our loaners.

Have fun! This ride is a  good way for anyone to get on a bike and have some fun. We don’t go fast or leave any stragglers behind, and we don’t ride too far (usually no more than 5 miles, and never more than 10 miles); so everyone can have a good time.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike – or use one of ours. This is just an easy way to get out and enjoy a bike ride. If you don’t have a bike, you can use one of ours. We have small bikes to borrow if you want to bring your riding children along, and tandems or trailers if you want to bring your not-yet-riding children. Please email by the Thursday before the ride to reserve a bike in your size.  We don’t charge a rental fee, but donations are always appreciated.


PAST THEMED RIDES

Irish Heritage

Churches and Poetry Bike Advocates and I nfrastructure

Public Art, Interpreted J ohn D. Rockefeller’s B irthday in Cleveland

Notable Architecture New a nd Old

Textile and fashion industry o f Cleveland

Spooky Places

Underground RR Public Art

Baseball History

Baseball history 7 mi. map Baseball History 1 0mi. map

MAPS ONLY

Theater history

Bridges

Lakefront Bikeway West

Lakefront Bikeway East

Christmas Story House and Downtown

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Famous Cleveland Crime Scenes

Scary Bike Facilities of 2013 Scary Bike Facilities of 2015

Ghost Ride!

OCBC Towpath Trailhead 5.2 mi. via Canal/W 3rd.

Max Vertical ft./mi. and M in.

OCBC to Towpath

Famous Cleveland Courthouses

Kid-Friendly sites

Vertical ft./mi. (same route)

The A Christmas Story House

Trailhead 4.0 via Abbey/W 14th

Hawken School History tour

Summer on the Cuyahoga t our

Cleveland homegrown sports heroes

Traffic Skills

The Social Ride is an easy, fun way to get more comfortable riding in traffic. For more formal education on riding in traffic, join us for a Traffic Skills class.

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month (and on the 3rd Saturday, a special Family Traffic Skills ride)

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Contact OCBC

Phone: 216 830 2667

1840 Columbus Road • Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Email: info@ohiocitycycles.org

We like email best: Info@OhioCityCycles.org
We try hard to answer all emails promptly, as Respect is the first of our values.

For specific questions you can contact:

Volunteering@OhioCityCycles.org
Education@OhioCityCycles.org
Rentals@OhioCityCycles.org


HOURS

Tuesday 12pm-6pm
Wednesday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 10am*-4pm

*No Volunteering or Shop Use from 10am-12pm