Volunteer@ Filmed By Bike movie event
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer@ Filmed By Bike movie event

Help Yay Bikes! celebrate 10 years of service to the bike community, by helping movie participants find safe and convenient bike parking! Also, help with set up/decorating and tear down at the event! Register for a shift to help everyone take part in the celebration.

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Filmed by Bike Movie Event!
Mar
31
12:30 PM12:30

Filmed by Bike Movie Event!

Join us on March 31st as Yay Bikes! celebrates ten years of service to our community with a one of a kind film festival sponsored by Johnny Velo Bikes.

This is one of the most diverse collections of short bike movies we’ve ever seen. Act one is all about Bike Love from the perspective of mountain bikers, road riders, charity riders, transportation riders, racers, slow riders, trick riders, and more! Here’s a short preview:

Act two is all about Bike Adventure. The places these folks ride, wow, just, wow.

Seriously, these two sets of short films has something for every type of rider and the people who love them.

Join us to celebrate biking and the 10th birthday of Yay Bikes! Beyond these great films, come to connect with old friends and make new ones, and hear about what we are planning in the coming years and how you can get involved!

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 12:30 and a chance to check out silent auction items. The first set of films begin at 1p and run about an hour. Intermission will include updates on biking in Central Ohio, raffle prizes. The second set of films run under an hour and are followed by BIRTHDAY CAKE! Join in on the fun and support local bike advocacy while you’re at it!

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Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU Spring Football Game

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Game time 1:45pm (lacrosse game 11am), valet will open @ 10am. As always, we close 30 minutes post-game.

There is NO better way to get to the OSU Spring Game. We're just steps from Shoe, at Woody Hayes Dr and the bike path! Here's how to park with us. And, if you're so inclined...

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! April

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Let’s get ready for Earthday! Columbus has one of the largest Earthday celebrations in the world. Let’s get ready for the work and the festivities with a ride to showcase earth friendly ideas and opportunities.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

How We Roll For Yay Bikes! Members

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How We Roll

For Yay Bikes! Members

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving the Grange Audubon Center next to the CoGo Station in the parking lot.

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215 next to CoGo Station.

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Yay Valet! @ Earth Day Columbus

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Register for a shift:

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! May

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Central Ohio Ride of Silence

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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 at the steps of Columbus City Hall 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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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! June

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! July

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Yay Valet! @ Grove City EcoFest

We're returning for one of our favorite annual events—Grove City EcoFest, now in downtown Grove City! Visit their site for where we'll be located, and all the many vendors and exhibits you can explore. Be sure to arrive early for the Bike the Mayor Ike! 

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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! August

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Aug
31
7:00 AM07:00

Bike the Cbus and Bike the CbusPLUS

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Bike the Cbus is a bicycle tour, for all ages and abilities, highlighting our city’s many attractions and unique neighborhoods. Experience the energy and excitement of Columbus while supporting Yay Bikes! mission to influence the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation.   Learn more and get your tickets!

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! September

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! October

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! November

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! December

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

How We Roll For Yay Bikes! Members

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How We Roll

For Yay Bikes! Members

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving the Grange Audubon Center next to the CoGo Station in the parking lot.

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215 next to CoGo Station.

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! March

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Spring is right around the corner! Let's get out and see some animals in the wild of Columbus. We will visit locations in the city with artistic expressions of animals; an Art Animal Safari, if you will.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Bicycle Parking Lunch and Learn

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Please join us on February 28 at noon for a Lunch and Learn presented by Lou Fineberg of DERO. Anyone interested in learning more about bicycle parking is welcome to attend! American Institute of Architects (AIA) offering 1.0 LU/HSW credit hours to registered architect. 

Course Description:

The growth of bicycle use for transportation and tourism has increased significantly in the past decade and as a result, deliberate attention to bicycle parking is needed now more than ever. Bicycle storage facilities have become an integral part of new developments and are touted as a premium asset in commercial and residential properties. This session provides a fundamental approach to comprehensive bicycle parking standards, from selecting the right equipment to adequately preparing the space. The Bicycle Parking Standards and Installation session provides the expertise to improve bike storage to meet the needs of both the developer and the end user.

Box lunch provided. This workshop is co-hosted by the Yay Bikes! and Dero.

Objectives

1. Describe the fundamental design features that create desirable bike parking facilities.

2. Use appropriate spacing standards for installation to allow for easy access for cyclists and their bicycles.

3. Identify the key considerations to meet ADA, LEED, and Parksmart standards.

4. Explain how to apply common guidelines of bike parking requirements

Contact Heidi Coulter at heidi@yaybikes.com with additional questions!

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

How We Roll For Yay Bikes! Members

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving the Grange Audubon Center next to the CoGo Station in the parking lot.

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215 next to CoGo Station.

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! February

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Details coming soon.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

How We Roll For Yay Bikes! Members

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How We Roll

For Yay Bikes! Members

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving the Grange Audubon Center next to the CoGo Station in the parking lot.

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215 next to CoGo Station.

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! January

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Made in Ohio


January’s Year of Yay Ride theme is Made in Ohio. Our Director Catherine Girves will take you to 3 unique stops where you will see Ohioans creativity shine.

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

How we Roll For Yay Bikes! members

How We Roll holiday lights!

How We Roll holiday lights!

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving the Grange Audubon Center and will take in the holiday lights through German Village and Downtown Columbus. Be sure to bring lights and dress for the North Pole!

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Preparing for Winter Riding

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Preparing for Winter Riding will help you continue to ride through the worst weather that Ohio has to offer.  We will show you how to dress yourself on the cheap with finds at Volunteers of America, how you can save money by fixing your bike yourself at Third Hand Co-Op Bicycles and then visit Paradise Garage Bicycles where they will give us the skinny on the latest and greatest for winter riding.  Hang out at Lucky's Market after the ride, eat some yummy food, have a cup of hot coffee or drink a beer and we will swap ideas and tips for winter riding!

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

How we Roll For Yay Bikes! Members

How We Roll night ride!

How We Roll night ride!

Yay Bikes! is pleased to provide our premier on-road bicycling education! During a How We Roll course, groups of up to 5 cyclists enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares them to safely and confidently navigate urban streets. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and Q&A on any additional topic of interest. This month we will be leaving from the Grange Audubon Center in the evening and will be able to take in the holiday lights throughout downtown during the ride! Be sure to bring lights!

Please read the FAQs below for our policies regarding registration, cancellation, inclement weather, etc. Then contact Heidi with additional questions!

FAQs

Q: Where do we meet?

A: The Grange Audubon Center 505 W Whittier Columbus Ohio 43215

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 the start, 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 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. And good quality gloves are highly recommended.

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! Please do make sure your kids are registered separately.

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Nov
24
9:30 AM09:30

OSU v Michigan

Game time noon, Yay Valet! opens @ 9:30. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Veterans

This month's volunteer ride leader: Vonjia Shannon

This month's volunteer ride leader: Vonjia Shannon

This month Vonjia Shannon will be taking us on a VETERANS–themed ride. We'll visit the brand new National Veterans Memorial and Museum, see an exhibit featuring artists from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services at the Riffe Gallery., and before the ride comes to an end, we will stop by the Military Veterans Resource Center, where we will have the opportunity to donate canned goods or unopened boxed foods, for those in need. Yay you! Yay Bikes! Yay Veterans!

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

OSU v Nebraska time TBD

Game time TBD. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Oct
21
4:30 AM04:30

Yay Valet @ Columbus Marathon

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You're already running a marathon, why not add a few miles on the bike to make it a duathlon? We'll be at the Columbus Marathon start/finish line at Southwest Corner of McPherson Commons behind the VIP tent—come see us! Here's some info on parking with Yay Valet! Click on Columbus Marathon link above for all your important race day info!

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

OSU v Minnesota

Game time TBD. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Believe It or Not

This month's volunteer ride leader: Meredith Reed

This month's volunteer ride leader: Meredith Reed

This month Meredith Reed will be taking us on a BELIEVE IT OR NOT–themed ride with the following stops:

First up is the origination of our ride’s theme—LR Design+Build, a local design, engineering and fabrication firm that creates installations for Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” attractions and more.

Then we’ll head to CBUS Lifting Co., where we’ll learn about the powerlifting community in Columbus.

Route details are still being finalized. Stay tuned!


Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

OSU v Indiana time TBD

Game time TBD. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Yay Valet @ Grand Opening of Grove City Methodist Hospital

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Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

OSU v Tulane time TBD

Game time TBD. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU v Rutgers

Game time 3:30p, Yay Valet! opens @ 11. 

Everyone knows you NEVER drive to an OSU football game! Bike there instead! Our valet is right on the bike path where it intersects with Woody Hayes Dr, mere steps from the Shoe. Here's all you need to know about parking with us. And/or:

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! Art Hop

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This month, ride leader Taryn Wilson will be taking us on an Art–inspired ride. First, we will be head towards the downtown area, to stop briefly at the Columbus Museum of Art. Right next door, is The Columbus College of Art and Design's Acock Gallery, where we will do a self guided tour, to expand our minds in the most Artsy way. Last but certainly not least, we will tour down to the west side of Columbus to Glass Axis, where we have a opportunity to observe a glass blowing workshop, check out the gift shop, and learn about so pretty cool exhibits and class their studio has to offer.  We are looking forward to riding with you Saturday. Yay You! Yay Bikes! Yay Art!

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Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours showcasing various businesses, organizations, sites and parts of town around a different theme each month. Kicking off at Lucky's Market at 10am every second Saturday, this casual no-drop ride is approximately 20 miles but rolls at a conversational pace and accommodates most riders. Rides are free for Yay Bikes! members and our first-time guests. Join today and check out some additional ride FAQs!

Register for this ride!

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Sep
7
to Sep 8

Yay Valet @ Marion Popcorn Festival

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Yay Bikes!  will be parking bicycles at the Marion Popcorn Festival Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 from noon - 6:00 pm on both days. This festival is one of Ohio’s premier festival events, named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association. Located in downtown Marion, Ohio, it is the largest popcorn festival in the world annually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000.  From national acts on the Main Stage to regional and local talent on the Showcase and Poppin' Party Stages, the Festival offers tons of free entertainment, fun rides and delicios food.  Come on over the our Yay Valet and park your bike for free!

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Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Yay Valet! @ Upper Arlington Arts Festival

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It's time to enjoy some art and festivities at one of our favorite annual events! Ride to the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival and bring some big panniers to haul all those treasures home with you.

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