Oct
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

FCW Bike School: Wheels

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Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older. Classes utilize the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and are led by United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic Jonathan Youngman. 

This is the fourth of a four-class series (click to view more and register):

  1. Tires, Tubes, And How to Fix a Flat (Oct 2)
  2. Drive Train Maintenance and Derailleur Adjustment (Oct 9)
  3. Brake Maintenance and Adjustment (Oct 16)
  4. Wheel Truing and Hub Overhaul (Oct 23)

Yay Bikes! members receive 15% off all classes with the code YAYBIKES. 

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Oct
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

How We Roll for members

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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.

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Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

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!


Get in the spirit of giving by supporting local crafters and locally owned businesses. We will make a stop to Celebrate Local, which sells products from over 300 Ohio artisans, small businesses and farmers. We will have the opportunity to sample some coffee and enjoy a treat while exploring the store. Our second stop will be at The Global Mall supporting locally owned Somali businesses. The Global Mall has several shops that sell clothes, gifts, imported ceramics, electronics, groceries and more. Join us for your holiday shopping!

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Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Candidates Forum

Last year's Meet the Candidates Forum with Yay Bikes!, DRAC and Franklin County Consortium for Good Government

Last year's Meet the Candidates Forum with Yay Bikes!, DRAC and Franklin County Consortium for Good Government

For the second year running we'll be joining DRAC (the Downtown Residents' Association of Columbus) and the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government for a Meet the Candidates Forum that introduces you to Columbus candidates for City Council, City Auditor and City Attorney—all people who will be determining what Columbus looks like over the next decade. Questions come from the audience, and we want lots of questions to be about how we can make Columbus bike friendlier! Venue is the Columbus Idea Foundry and snacks will be provided.

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Oct
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

FCW Bike School: Brakes

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Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older. Classes utilize the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and are led by United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic Jonathan Youngman. 

This is the third of a four-class series (click to view more and register):

  1. Tires, Tubes, And How to Fix a Flat (Oct 2)
  2. Drive Train Maintenance and Derailleur Adjustment (Oct 9)
  3. Brake Maintenance and Adjustment (Oct 16)
  4. Wheel Truing and Hub Overhaul (Oct 23)

Yay Bikes! members receive 15% off all classes with the code YAYBIKES. 

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Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Year of Yay! FIRST DATES

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Join us on a 19.4 mile bike to journey to Westerville and visit various shop that are perfect to bring your (potential) significant other to. Some stops include Heavenly Cup, Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn and much more! Sign up below to join this fun ride!

 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!

Here is your route!


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Oct
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

FCW Bike School: Drive Train & Derailleur

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Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older. Classes utilize the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and are led by United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic Jonathan Youngman. 

This is the second of a four-class series (click to view more and register):

  1. Tires, Tubes, And How to Fix a Flat (Oct 2)
  2. Drive Train Maintenance and Derailleur Adjustment (Oct 9)
  3. Brake Maintenance and Adjustment (Oct 16)
  4. Wheel Truing and Hub Overhaul (Oct 23)

Yay Bikes! members receive 15% off all classes with the code YAYBIKES. 

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Oct
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

FCW Bike School: Tires

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Our partners at Franklinton Cycle Works offers bike maintenance courses, collectively known as FCW Bike School, for adults and teens 16 and older. Classes utilize the Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and are led by United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic Jonathan Youngman. 

This is the first of a four-class series (click to view more and register):

  1. Tires, Tubes, And How to Fix a Flat (Oct 2)
  2. Drive Train Maintenance and Derailleur Adjustment (Oct 9)
  3. Brake Maintenance and Adjustment (Oct 16)
  4. Wheel Truing and Hub Overhaul (Oct 23)

Yay Bikes! members receive 15% off all classes with the code YAYBIKES. 

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Sep
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

How We Roll for members

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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.

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Sep
10
1:30pm 1:30pm

Blessing of the Bicycles

Join us for a Blessing of the Bicycles at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church! Regardless your religious affiliation, you'll find something here to inspire you and rejuvenate your soul. Here's more about the event from our friends at the church:

Imagine you are riding a bicycle.

Where are you going?

Why are you going by bicycle?

Who is riding with you?

How does the world look to you?

We invite you to join us for an interfaith "Blessing of the Bicycles" ceremony, a celebration of our diverse cycling community and of our various experiences with bicycles.

This will be a time to reflect on the reasons folks in our community choose to bike and to talk about our view of the world from the seat of a bicycle. Remembering how biking has affected our lives and transformed our lifestyles, we will bless and encourage one another. Prayers and good thoughts will be offered for peace and safety in our streets and for respect among diverse modes of transportation.

And, through this time of blessing, we will declare that, regardless of motive, our decision to bike matters. It matters to the earth. It matters to our city. It matters to our bodies. It is a sacred decision.

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Sep
9
10:00am10:00am

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!

This months Year of Yay! ride has a strong focus on those who are not from our country, particularly people who have comethe United States in search of a better life.  We will be visiting Global Mall, Masjid As-Salaamah Mosque, and Columbus Global Academy. Join us on the ride so you can take a look into their lives and how they are settling into America.

Here is your route for this month:


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Sep
2
5:30am 5:30am

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus(Day of) 2017

Columbus' original city-wide ride since 2008, Bike the Cbus is a self-guided group tour highlighting our city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods. The ride features four Neighborhood Routes of varying lengths that total approximately 30 miles, of which participants can ride as many or few as they choose. More seasoned cyclists can ride Bike the CbusPLUS, a unique SAG-supported urban Metric Century Route (62 miles) through Franklin County. Along each route, there are stops hosted by local organizations who provide snacks and entertainment.

Help is need on the day of the ride for all kinds of tasks—and many of these positions allow you to register and ride the route as well! All volunteers receive a free Bike the Cbus t-shirt and all are invited to ride the traveling pre-ride route vetting party on Saturday, August 26th!


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Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus(Pre-registration) 2017 NIGHT BEFORE

Columbus' original city-wide ride since 2008, Bike the Cbus is a self-guided group tour highlighting our city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods. The ride features four Neighborhood Routes of varying lengths that total approximately 30 miles, of which participants can ride as many or few as they choose. More seasoned cyclists can ride Bike the CbusPLUS, a unique SAG-supported urban Metric Century Route (62 miles) through Franklin County. Along each route, there are stops hosted by local organizations who provide snacks and entertainment.

Help is needed on the Friday before the ride to sign up last-minute registrants and sign in those already registered. If you've got an iPad and/or smart phone, please bring that and your charger. Training will occur on-site. All volunteers receive a free Bike the Cbus t-shirt and all are invited to ride the traveling pre-ride route vetting party on Saturday, August 26th!


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Aug
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus (Sign Posting) 2017

Columbus' original city-wide ride since 2008, Bike the Cbus (BtCB) is a self-guided group tour highlighting our city’s unique and evolving center-ring neighborhoods. The ride features four Neighborhood Routes of varying lengths that total approximately 30 miles, of which participants can ride as many or few as they choose. More seasoned cyclists can ride BtCB+, a unique SAG-supported urban Metric Century Route (62 miles) through Franklin County. Along each route, there are stops hosted by local organizations who provide snacks and entertainment.

Help is need on the Wednesday before the ride to post signs along the route alerting riders to turns and opportunities for rest, refreshments and bicycle maintenance. Bring a Phillips head screw driver if you have one. All volunteers receive a free Bike the Cbus t-shirt and all are invited to ride the traveling pre-ride route vetting party on Saturday, August 26th!


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Aug
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

How We Roll for members

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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.

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Aug
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

How We Roll for members

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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.

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Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

How We Roll for members

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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.

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Aug
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

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.

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Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

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!


This month our stop will be the Hoover Reservoir, which is managed by the City of Columbus Watershed department. The reservoir, which was created by the Hoover Dam, is used for multiple purposes: city water supply, fishing, and boating activities. We will get a short presentation from a Park Ranger about the history of this area and the many activities that it supports. We will also stop at Easton Water Fountain. August is famous for being a hot month, so bring plenty of water and prepare to have fun on this bike ride.

 

 

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