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Aug
30
to Aug 31

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus

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Yay Volunteers! Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Bike the Cbus 2019! A great event takes great volunteers! We can't do it without you!

Bike the Cbus is quickly approaching and we still need a few volunteers to make the event run smoothly. Some of these positions will still allow you to ride the route on Aug. 31st. If you volunteer the day of the event and cannot ride, no worries! All volunteers are invited to participate in our vetting ride and party on Saturday, August 24th where they will receive a Bike the Cbus t-shirt. Volunteers will also be given an extra raffle ticket for free!

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Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Florida Atlantic

Game time noon, Yay Valet! opens @ 9am. 

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
7
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Cincinnati

Game time noon, Yay Valet! opens @ 9am. 

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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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Oct
5
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Michigan State Time TBA

Game time TBA, Yay Valet! opens @ TBA

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:

Stayed tuned for times and volunteer opportunities!

 

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Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Wisconsin Time TBA

Game time TBA, Yay Valet! opens @ TBA

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:

Stayed tuned for times and volunteer opportunities!

 

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Nov
23
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ OSU vs Penn State Time TBA

Game time TBA, Yay Valet! opens @ TBA

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:

Stayed tuned for times and volunteer opportunities!

 

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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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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Yay Valet! @ Linden Community Festival & Expo

Ride your bike over to the The Linden Community Festival & Expo and park it for free with us! We will be located near the tennis courts off of Joyce Ave at Maloney Park. The Tour de Linden Neighborhood Roll will start at New Salem Baptist Church and end at our Yay Valet. Ride on over to Maloney Park for a unique celebration of faith, fitness, and community fellowship. Enjoy fun-filled activities for families, friends, and neighbors of all ages

If your so inclined volunteer with us! Sign-up below.

What's a bicycle valet? Imagine a coat check for bicycles, wherein you are one of the friendly coat-room attendants (only sweatier). You'll be doing one of three things: 

  1. Checking bikes—people will arrive with a bike, you will give them a clipboard with a ticket on it asking for a few pieces of information, you will tear off the bottom of the ticket and give it to them (that is their claim check), attach the top part to the handlebars, and park their bike in the spot the ticket indicates.

  2. Returning bikes—people will arrive with a claim check, you will take that and match it to a bike, then return the bike to them.

  3. Setting up / Tearing down—a heavy-lifting gig in which you load and unload the van and set up and tear down the corral

Want more information about our bicycle valet? Here ya go!

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

Yay Valet! @ Pride Fest

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Enjoy free secure bicycle parking while at the Pride Fest! Check your bike. Leave your bike. Its just that simple! There is NO better way to secure your bike worry free! We will be in front of the Smart Columbus Experience Center 170 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215 on Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 2-8pm.

 Here's how to park with us.

And, if you're so inclined... Volunteer with us!

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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Yay Valet! @ Buckeye Country Fest (OSU Stadium)

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Enjoy free secure bicycle parking while you enjoy the Buckeye Country Superfest! Check your bike. Leave your bike. Its just that simple! There is NO better way to get to the show. We're just steps from the Shoe, at Woody Hayes Dr and the bike path! Here's how to park with us. And, if you're so inclined...

Volunteer for a shift coming soon.

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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, please join us at North High Brewing 1288 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201. Proceeds will benefit Yay Bikes and help bring awareness to motorists and bike safety.

Learn more about the Ride of Silence.

 

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Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Yay Valet! @ Earth Day Columbus

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We will be at Genoa Park from 12 to 8pm rain or shine on the North end of the festival near Broad St and Washington. Our bike corral is like a coat check, but for bicycles. Enjoy free secure bicycle parking while you have a good time at the festival! Check your bike. Leave your bike. Its just that simple!

Earth Day Columbus is a week of citizen action taking place across Central Ohio during which thousands of everyday people will pitch in to make our city a little greener! From planting trees to cleaning up litter to beautifying parks, there are dozens of opportunities to organize or join in an Earth Day Service Site. Choose how to take part!

Register for a shift:

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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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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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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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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!

Volunteer for this event!

 

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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Yay Valet @ Grand Opening of Grove City Methodist Hospital

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Volunteer at this event!

 

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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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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.

Volunteer for this event!

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Sep
1
9:30 AM09:30

Yay Valet! @ OSU v Oregon State

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:

Volunteer at this event!

 

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Sep
1
5:30 AM05:30

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus (Day of)

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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 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!

Register to help!

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Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus (Pre-registration)

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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!

Register to help!

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Aug
29
1:00 PM13:00

VOLUNTEER for Bike the Cbus (Sign Posting)

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 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!

'Sign up' to help (haha)!

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Aug
11
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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Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Yay Valet! @ Taylor Swift Concert (OSU Stadium)

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

Volunteer for a shift to help park bikes!

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer with Yay Valet! @ TOSRV

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Yay Bikes! provides secure, supervised bicycle parking at public festivals and events, and educates the general public about bicycling for transportation.

What's a bicycle valet? Imagine a coat check for bicycles, wherein you are one of the friendly coat-room attendants (only sweatier). You'll be doing one of three things: 

1 Checking bikes—people arrive with a bike, you give them a clipboard with a ticket on it asking for a few pieces of information, you  tear off the bottom of the ticket and give it to them (that is their claim check), attach the top part to the handlebars, and park their bike in the spot the ticket indicates.

2 Returning bikes—people will arrive with a claim check, you will take that and match it to a bike, then return the bike to them.

3 Setting up / Tearing down—a heavy-lifting gig in which you load and unload the van and set up and tear down the corral.

We'll train you on-site and you'll have a blast. Want more information about our bicycle valet? Here ya go!

Register for a shift:

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Volunteer with Yay Valet! @ WestFest: West Campus Sustainability & Outreach Festival

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The valet will open @ 10am and close @ 2pm. 

Help us park bikes at WestFest 2018!

Be a part of sustainability and outreach efforts with Yay Bikes!, OSU, and other community partners by volunteering with us at the OSU WestFest! WestFest will happen at the West Campus Quad (between Scott, Rightmire, Bevis, and Pressey Halls) on The Ohio State University Columbus Campus.

Yay Bikes! provides secure, supervised bicycle parking at public festivals and events, and educates the general public about bicycling for transportation.

What's a bicycle valet? Imagine a coat check for bicycles, wherein you are one of the friendly coat-room attendants (only sweatier). You'll be doing one of three things: 

1 Checking bikes—people arrive with a bike, you give them a clipboard with a ticket on it asking for a few pieces of information, you  tear off the bottom of the ticket and give it to them (that is their claim check), attach the top part to the handlebars, and park their bike in the spot the ticket indicates.

2 Returning bikes—people will arrive with a claim check, you will take that and match it to a bike, then return the bike to them.

3 Setting up / Tearing down—a heavy-lifting gig in which you load and unload the van and set up and tear down the corral.

We'll train you on-site and you'll have a blast. Want more information about our bicycle valet? Here ya go!

Register for a shift:

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Central Ohio Ride of Silence

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

We will gather from 5:30–6:30p 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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Apr
22
8:00 AM08:00

Yay Valet! @ Columbus Earth Day Celebration

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The valet will open @ 11am and close @ 7:30pm. 

Ride to enjoy Columbus' Earth Day festivities this year at Genoa Park downtown for a day-long celebration. Then, while you're there you can give a big fat smooch to the Earth by helping us park bikes! Yay Bikes!/Yay Earth! 

Register for a shift:

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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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