Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the first of a 4-class series that also includes “Drive Train Maintenance & Derailleur Adjustment", "Brake Maintenance & Adjustment" and "Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul". Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

How we Roll For Yay Bikes! members

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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.

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

FAQs

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot, in the parking lot directly across from the playgrounds and just south of the shelter house:

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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 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
27
10:00 AM10:00

FCW Bike School: Drive Train

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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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the second of a 4-class series that also includes "Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat", "Brake Maintenance & Adjustment" and "Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul". Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the third of a 4-class series that also includes “Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat”, “Drive Train Maintenance & Derailleur Adjustment” and “Brake Maintenance & Adjustment”. Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! WINTER SPORTS

February's ride leader: Sarah Riegel!

February's ride leader: Sarah Riegel!

Ride details are still being finalized, but suffice it to say: curling, hockey & ice skating (plus bicycling, of course). Check back for our stops and route!

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

Register for this ride!

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the fourth of a 4-class series that also includes “Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat”, “Drive Train Maintenance & Derailleur Adjustment” and “Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul”. Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! STRETCHING

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The new year has this month’s ride leader, Catherine Girves, thinking about stretching. This month we will discover ways to stretch our bodies, minds and civic involvement. Join us on this 4–10 mile (depending on weather) ride with three stops where we’ll discover the diverse types of films available at the Gateway Film Center, how easy it is to communicate with your state legislator from former legislative aide (and Yay Bikes! member) Erin Synk and some lovely stretches for cyclists from yoga instructor (and Yay Bikes member) Michele Waderker Winship.

Check out our route (which will decrease to 4 miles if we need to modify for weather)

Year of Yay! is a series of 12 monthly bicycle tours that are FREE for members and first-time guests. This year we'll begin and end our rides at Lucky's Market in Clintonville. 

Register for this ride!

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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the fourth of a 4-class series that also includes “Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat”, “Drive Train Maintenance & Derailleur Adjustment” and “Brake Maintenance & Adjustment”. Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the third of a 4-class series that also includes “Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat”, “Drive Train Maintenance & Derailleur Adjustment” and “Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul”. Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

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 Deo 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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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! THE ART OF GIVING

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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!


Get in the spirit of giving by supporting local crafters and locally owned businesses, and helping out those in need. 

Shopping opportunity! First we will stop at Celebrate Local, which sells products from over 300 Ohio artisans, small businesses and farmers, where we'll have the opportunity to sample some coffee and enjoy a treat while exploring the store. Bring cash for your holiday shopping!

Giving opportunity! We'll then head to the Gillie Senior Center, where we can drop off cards and toiletries for the seniors who visit there. Bring toiletries for giving!

'Tis the season!

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

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 a United Bicycle Institute-trained mechanic. 

This is the second of a 4-class series that also includes "Tires, Tubes & How to Fix a Flat", "Brake Maintenance & Adjustment" and "Wheel Truing & Hub Overhaul". Check the FCW calendar for more about these classes and when they are offered. 

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

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

OSU vs Illinois

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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 Yay Valet!. And/or:

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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!


This month, ride leader Alec Fleschner will take us to see and learn about BIRDS. 

Stop #1—The first stop will be at Inniswood Metro Gardens, where we will discuss the basics of birdwatching—what’s needed, when to do it, and how one can attract birds to their backyard.

Stop #2—The second stop will be at the Hoover Dam Reservior, where we will talk about the bald eagles that live along the shore. 

Stop #3—The final stop will be at Blendon Woods Metro Park, where one of the naturalists will talk to us about the wild turkey population that lives in the area.

Check out our draft route and then:

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Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

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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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

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
18
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
10:00 AM10:00

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!


Register for this ride!

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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. 

View Event →
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

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
1:30 PM13:30

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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