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
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
Underground RR Public Art
OCBC Towpath Trailhead 5.2 mi. via Canal/W 3rd.
Vertical ft./mi. (same route)
Trailhead 4.0 via Abbey/W 14th
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)
Phone: 216 830 2667
1840 Columbus Road • Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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:
*No Volunteering or Shop Use from 10am-12pm