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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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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Year of Yay! The Future Is Electric!

This month's volunteer ride leader:  Louise Perry

This month's volunteer ride leader: Louise Perry

This month we’ll be taking a close look at the up-and-coming star of the future personal transport arena: the electric bike. Regular riders will know that my co-leader, Casey Nickles, and I are passionate about using ebikes for our day-to-day travel needs, and we’re excited to share how they save money, reduce environmental impact and add immense fun! 

Our first stop will be Orbit City Electric Bikes, where owner Tom Bennett will introduce us to his extensive range and explain how ebikes can be used to revolutionize trips currently done by car or regular bike.

Next on our route, we’re going to learn how the power for our ebikes can be made even more sustainable. Kevin Eigel of Ecohouse Solar will be showing us a solar-paneled house in Grandview near Northwest Boulevard and 5th, outlining how solar works, and sharing his thoughts for the future of the industry. 

Finally, we’ll head back to Lucky’s, where ride members will be able to try out several different styles of ebikes while we socialize post-ride. 

Returning members and new riders, welcome to the future! Join us by registering below—there is no charge for members or first timers—bring a helmet, and let May 12th be the first day of YOUR personal transport revolution!


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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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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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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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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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

FCW Bike School: Wheels

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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
4
6:30 PM18:30

FCW Bike School: Drive Train & Derailleur

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

FCW Bike School: Wheels

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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
16
6:30 PM18:30

FCW Bike School: Brakes

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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
9
6:30 PM18:30

FCW Bike School: Drive Train & Derailleur

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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

21370843_10159319674775261_6505417721895621853_n.jpg

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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Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

How We Roll for members

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

Ride FAQ

Q: Where in Goodale Park do we meet?

A: We meet at the pink dot:

Q: What happens during the rides?

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

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

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

Q: What should I bring with me?

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

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

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

Q: How should I dress?

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

Q: What happens if the weather is bad?

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

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

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

Q: Can I bring my kid(s)?

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

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