Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Grocery shopping by bike

You want to ride more, but aren't sure how to do regular stuff, like grocery shopping? Join us at Lucky's Market for some tips on hauling groceries by bike. This class is free but space is limited—message elisabethw@luckysmarket.com to confirm your spot. The first 10 signups will receive a $5 Lucky's gift card!

Jun
30
5:30 pm17:30

How We Roll for members

All Yay Bikes! members have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 8 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants can ask final questions.

Q: What if I can't make it for the whole ride?

A: If you can't stick around until the ride concludes, please refrain from signing up for this month's ride. Ride leaders will not be available to escort participants back to start, with the exception of emergency situations. There will be another ride you can join soon! 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Bring a helmet, a WORKING bicycle and, if it will get dark by the end of our ride, front and rear lights. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). 

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms or icy conditions, but we do roll in rain and light snow. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is paced according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. If you possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 8 miles within 2 hours, you should be fine. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the ride, you'll want to pay special attention to the bicycle you use. Bicycles that fit well and those that have thinner tires are easier to ride than those with a poor fit or thick, knobby tires. And inflating your tires with air can do wonders for your ease of ride! 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can comfortably ride 8 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! Each child must be registered.

Jul
8
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! JAM & JAM

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Jul
28
5:30 pm17:30

How We Roll for members

All Yay Bikes! members have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 8 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants can ask final questions.

Q: What if I can't make it for the whole ride?

A: If you can't stick around until the ride concludes, please refrain from signing up for this month's ride. Ride leaders will not be available to escort participants back to start, with the exception of emergency situations. There will be another ride you can join soon! 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Bring a helmet, a WORKING bicycle and, if it will get dark by the end of our ride, front and rear lights. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). 

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms or icy conditions, but we do roll in rain and light snow. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is paced according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. If you possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 8 miles within 2 hours, you should be fine. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the ride, you'll want to pay special attention to the bicycle you use. Bicycles that fit well and those that have thinner tires are easier to ride than those with a poor fit or thick, knobby tires. And inflating your tires with air can do wonders for your ease of ride! 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can comfortably ride 8 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! Each child must be registered.

Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! WATER

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! NEW AMERICANS

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Oct
14
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! FIRST DATES

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Nov
11
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! BIRDING

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Dec
9
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! THE ART OF GIVING

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


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Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! CANDY

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


This month we'll be hitting up Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Schmidt's Fudge Haus and Clown Cone & Confections. Free samples at each! Mmmmmm.......!!!!!!

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May
26
5:30 pm17:30

How We Roll for members

All Yay Bikes! members now have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 8 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants can ask final questions.

Q: What if I can't make it for the whole ride?

A: If you can't stick around until the ride concludes, please refrain from signing up for this month's ride. Ride leaders will not be available to escort participants back to start, with the exception of emergency situations. There will be another ride you can join soon! 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Bring a helmet, a WORKING bicycle and, if it will get dark by the end of our ride, front and rear lights. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). 

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms or icy conditions, but we do roll in rain and light snow. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is paced according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. If you possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 8 miles within 2 hours, you should be fine. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the ride, you'll want to pay special attention to the bicycle you use. Bicycles that fit well and those that have thinner tires are easier to ride than those with a poor fit or thick, knobby tires. And inflating your tires with air can do wonders for your ease of ride! 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can comfortably ride 8 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! Each child must be registered.

May
21
1:30 pm13:30

How We Roll for members

All Yay Bikes! members now have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

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Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 8 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants can ask final questions.

Q: What if I can't make it for the whole ride?

A: If you can't stick around until the ride concludes, please refrain from signing up for this month's ride. Ride leaders will not be available to escort participants back to start, with the exception of emergency situations. There will be another ride you can join soon! 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Bring a helmet, a WORKING bicycle and, if it will get dark by the end of our ride, front and rear lights. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). 

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms or icy conditions, but we do roll in rain and light snow. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is paced according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. If you possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 8 miles within 2 hours, you should be fine. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the ride, you'll want to pay special attention to the bicycle you use. Bicycles that fit well and those that have thinner tires are easier to ride than those with a poor fit or thick, knobby tires. And inflating your tires with air can do wonders for your ease of ride! 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can comfortably ride 8 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! Each child must be registered.

May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Central Ohio Ride of Silence

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced processional (8 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

We will gather from 5:30–6:30p to prepare for the ride. A brief presentation will begin at approximately 6:30p. At 7p, the Ride of Silence will begin. Following the ride, we welcome you to stay and visit with one another.

Learn more about the Ride of Silence.

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May
16
5:30 pm17:30

Ride the Elevator 2017

A rockin' good time was had last year! 

A rockin' good time was had last year! 

Join us for the 7th Annual Ride the Elevator fundraiser, sponsored by Elevator Brewery in support of Yay Bikes! and Franklinton Cycle Works.

The evening kicks off with a FREE ride from Goodale Park to Franklinton Cycle Works (FCW) and then the Elevator Brewery 13th Floor Taproom. We'll begin gathering at the park at 5:30pm, and leave at 6pm. Running late? Feel free to join us mid-ride at FCW (around 6:30). From there we'll converge on Elevator Brewery. Entrance here will be $10, which gets you a beer to pose with for our annual "mass cheers" photo at beer:30 (7:30pm). Then Dick will open the taproom and we can all hang out! 

Enjoy the video about the ride below, and email Ray with questions!

May
13
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! APRIL SHOWERS, MAY FLOWERS

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


On this ride we'll be stopping at Flowers and Bread and Oberer's Flowers at Easton. Check out our draft route and...

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Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

How We Roll for members

All Yay Bikes! members now have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 8 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants can ask final questions.

Q: What if I can't make it for the whole ride?

A: If you can't stick around until the ride concludes, please refrain from signing up for this month's ride. Ride leaders will not be available to escort participants back to start, with the exception of emergency situations. There will be another ride you can join soon! 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: Bring a helmet, a WORKING bicycle and, if it will get dark by the end of our ride, front and rear lights. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). 

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms or icy conditions, but we do roll in rain and light snow. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is paced according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. If you possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 8 miles within 2 hours, you should be fine. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the ride, you'll want to pay special attention to the bicycle you use. Bicycles that fit well and those that have thinner tires are easier to ride than those with a poor fit or thick, knobby tires. And inflating your tires with air can do wonders for your ease of ride! 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can comfortably ride 8 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! Each child must be registered.

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Yay Valet! @ Columbus Earth Day Celebration

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Ride to enjoy Columbus' Earth Day festivities this year on the Columbus Commons! You can find us on the Southeast corner of the South Lawn (just east of the carousel). Here's some info on how to park with us. Then, while you're there you can give a big fat smooch to the Earth by helping us park bikes! Yay Bikes!/Yay Earth! 

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Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! HEALTHY EARTH

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”—From the poem "Plant a Tree", by Lucy Larcom

This month we'll be celebrating a Healthy Earth by helping our friends at FLOW (Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed) plant 2,100 trees along the banks of the Olentangy River at the OSU Fawcett Center! At this one and only stop we will learn the important role trees play in river health and viability, and will have an opportunity to plant a few trees while we are there (don’t worry, the trees are small).  

FLOW is a non-profit organization that has been working to improve water quality in the lower Olentangy River watershed since August 1997. Their mission is “to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers.” Throughout the year, you can find FLOW volunteers busy planting trees, removing invasive species and cleaning up garbage that would otherwise end up in the river.

Our route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19897103

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Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! PROHIBITION

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


IT'S TAKE 2 FOR THIS THEME (cancelled in Jan)! 

This month, ride leader David Curran leads us through a "Then and Now" of how we view alcohol as a community, by exploring several stops in Westerville—the birthplace of the prohibition movement!

Prohibition was more than just the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and a 13-year ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol in America. In Westerville, Ohio, it began much earlier and lasted for 127 years. Once nicknamed "The Dry Capital of the World", this city played a significant part in pro-temperance movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. 

We'll ride to Westerville via the Alum Creek Trail, to the Anti Saloon League Museum, which is now part of the Westerville Library. We'll meet the Local History Manager and learn a bit about the history of the city and the Anti-Saloon League. After a quick introduction to the museum you'll get a little time to look around.

The ride will continue into downtown Westerville to see a few important locations and check out some examples of how dramatically things have changed since then.

Here's our route!

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*New year, new rules! You must register in advance or plan to arrive early to register on-site.

Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Wine tasting Ride of Silence fundraiser

Yay Bikes! invites you to enjoy a wine tasting led by our own John Bannon, self taught Wine Enthusiast. John will lead as we compare and contrast several varietals from many parts of the world. Learn lots while having fun. Lite food pairings will be available. Both red and white wine are on the tasting menu for the evening.

Proceeds from tickets benefit the Columbus Ride of Silence, an annual short, slow and silent bicycle processional through Downtown Columbus and the Short North to honor cyclists injured or killed on public roadways. The Ride of Silence raises awareness that cyclists have a legal right to public roadways.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

How We Roll ride for members

  • Goodale Park

All Yay Bikes! members now have the opportunity to join us on an educational 'How We Roll' ride. During your ride, you'll enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus (with several stops for conversation!) that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. See our FAQs, below, and contact Meredith with questions.

Act fast, because space is limited to 5 people per month! But we'll be offering this ride on each Final Friday throughout the year, so catch us next month if you don't get a spot!

FAQs    

Q: When does registration end?

A: If no one has registered by noon on the day of the ride, it will be cancelled. If at least one person has registered, the remaining spots will be available until 5pm that day.

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot!

Q: What happens during the rides?

A: After introductions and a brief safety chat, we head out on the road and ride for a couple of miles at a time, stopping periodically for ride leaders to check in, discuss features of the route, process incidents that occur, answer questions and critique unsafe riding habits. We ride approximately 9 miles, then return to Goodale Park, where participants complete a short evaluation and ask final questions. 

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: The only essentials are a helmet and a WORKING bicycle. Otherwise, just bring whatever will make you comfortable on the ride (e.g., phone, bottle of water, snacks, sunscreen, medication, etc.). We will provide a drawstring bag in which you can carry small items.

Q: Will there be someone available to help me fix/adjust my bicycle? 

A: Unfortunately, no—our instructors cannot spend time making adjustments. If an instructor deems your bicycle unsafe or unrideable for ANY reason (e.g., low tire pressure, loose brakes or other parts, etc.) you will be asked to leave and re-register for a later class.

Q: What if I don't have a helmet? 

A: We have helmets available to use free during the ride, just indicate your size during registration. 

Q: How should I dress?

A: Wear whatever weather-appropriate clothing makes you comfortable (in winter this means WARM gloves)! There is no need to wear cycling-specific clothing unless you want to. Helmets, however, are REQUIRED on this ride.

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

A: We don't roll in thunderstorms, but we do roll in rain. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made and communicated by email within 2 hours of your ride. If there is no notification, you may assume that the ride is still on; we will not refund or transfer the registration for no-shows.  

Q: What if I'm not a very strong cyclist?

A: How We Roll is designed to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities. We pace according to the slowest rider in the group, and each ride features several stops for instruction. 

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

A: We welcome young people who are riding with parents or caregivers who are members, possess basic bike handling skills and can ride 9 miles within 2 hours. In general, we recommend age 12 and up, but use your discretion! 

Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2016 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


Ride leader Jen Cowley planned a little scavenger hunt to see who can find the most supplies necessary for survival in a Zombie Apocalypse. We'll be using the CDC preparedness guide and a checklist for participants to find what they need at each stop (Surplus World, Vance Outdoors & REI Easton) on our 9-mile route

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Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! PROHIBITION

Our new button artist is also our first member: Dylan Menges!

Our new button artist is also our first member: Dylan Menges!

RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS!

We are calling today’s ride.

We're not going to lie, this was a tough call. The perception predicted earlier moved south, but the stuff that’s coming looks like it will hit mid ride and it is going to be sleet.

Don’t worry, we will ride this ride this year. The stops, the route, and the button are fantastic.


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2017 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


This month, ride leader David Curran leads us through a "Then and Now" of how we view alcohol as a community, by exploring two stops on our 15-mile ride through Westerville—the birthplace of the prohibition movement!

Stop #1: Buckeye Brewcraft in Westerville is your best choice for a local home brew supply store. They stock equipment and ingredients to make your own beer, wine, cider, cheese and more at home. They also offer classes and workshops on various subjects and skill levels, from Intro to Brewing and Intro to Wine Making classes, to Yeast Harvesting/Ranching. 

Stop #2: Anti Saloon League Museum. From 1893 to 1933, the Anti-Saloon League was a major force in American politics. Influencing the United States through lobbying and the printed word, it turned a moral crusade against the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol into the Prohibition Amendment to the United States Constitution. This museum is based on a large collection of Anti-Saloon League documents and artifacts, bequeathed to the Westerville Public Library. 

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*New year, new rules! You must register in advance or plan to arrive early to register on-site. 

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! HEARTWARMING

December's button, courtesy artist Thom Glick

December's button, courtesy artist Thom Glick

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2016 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride!


This month, ride leader Mark Spurgeon brings you the theme HEARTWARMING! 

Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and garlic. Have you ever wondered why these fragrant spices feature prominently in holiday baking? They're extremely warming and beneficial to your body in the midst of winter. Our stop on this ride is the Ohio Herb Education Center, located in the Nafzger-Miller in Gahanna—declared the Herb Capital of Ohio in 1972. 

The Nafzger-Miller house is listed in the National Register of Historical Places with the original structure being built in 1855, and additions made to the home in 1910. Watch for a special appearance by a certain jolly old elf. 

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Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Year of Yay! FOLKLORE

November's button, courtesy artist Thom Glick

November's button, courtesy artist Thom Glick

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. Year of Yay! is being offered in 2016 through the generous support of the Whole Foods Market at Easton, where each ride will begin and end throughout the year. First-time riders and anyone with questions: join us 15 minutes early (9:45am) to learn the rules of the road and this ride! 


This month, ride leader Cassie Patterson will give us a taste of folklore in Columbus. What’s folklore, you ask? Folklore is everyday culture—practices that we often take for granted even though they are central to who we are. The American Folklore Society defines folk traditions as “the things that people traditionally believe (planting practices, family traditions, and other elements of worldview), do (dance, make music, sew clothing), know (how to build an irrigation dam, how to nurse an ailment, how to prepare barbecue), make (architecture, art, craft), and say (personal experience stories, riddles, song lyrics)." Through this ride, we will come to appreciate some of the unique folk traditions of our city!

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