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May is Bike Month

Join TMACOG members and partners in a celebration of spring and active transportation in May. Bike Month invites experienced cyclists and those who aspire to ride more often to join in some of the planned activities. But before you ride, make sure your bike is roadworthy. Get an ABC Quickcheck at one of these local shops.

There are lots of bike paths and bike lanes on roadways in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. It is legal to ride on nearly every road; the exceptions are highways and some limited access roads like the Anthony Wayne Trail.

Plan ahead and you can even commute to work or school on a bike. Save money on gas and repairs, improve fitness, and be part of your neighborhood in a new way when you travel on a bike.
• Learn about area multi-use paths, signed bike routes, and plans for the Chessie   Circle Trail in Lucas and Wood counties.
• Meet people who can help build your biking confidence by joining in a group ride or   taking a class.

Bike Month Events

May 4
Bike to School Day
May 6
Family Bike Night - Side Cut Metropark, 6 p.m.*
May 8
Bike & Bird Adventure – Pearson Metropark, 7 a.m.*
May 16-22
TARTA Reduced Fare – 25 cents for cyclists. All buses are equipped with bike racks.
May 18
Ride of Silence - University of Toledo, Bancroft St. entrance,
6:30 p.m. Slow ride with police escort to remember people who have been hurt on public roads.
May 20
Bike to Work Day
May 21
Bike Day at the Farmer’s Market, Erie St., downtown Toledo,
9 a.m. – noon. Bike repairs, t-shirts for cyclists while supplies last, coffee for bikers
May 21
Metroparks Outdoor Adventure Expo - Side Cut Metropark,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bike clubs on hand at this all day expo.
May 22
Sylvania Slowryders Ride – Sylvania Public Library, 4 p.m.**
Bike ride, food trucks, dancing, and more.

*  MetroparksToledo.com. Registration required.
** Sponsored by Sylvania Area Joint Recreation District, City of Sylvania, and
    We Are Traffic.

ABC Quick Checks in May
Air | Brakes | Cranks & Chain | Quick Releases | Check out the Bike
Stop by any of the following shops for a free ABC Quick Check in May.

Elmore Cycle and Fitness, 453 Maple St., Elmore, 419-862-1000
Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fremont Cycle and Fitness, 107 N. Ohio Ave., Fremont, 419-332-4481
Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Mountain Man Sports; 2735 Reynolds Road, Toledo, 419-536-0001
Mon., Tue., Thu.-Sat. - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Spoke Life Cycles, 26597 Dixie Hwy. Suite 167, Perrysburg, 419-931-9919
Mon. & Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tue., Wed. & Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; closed Sunday
Reggie’s Bike Shop, 5934 Secor Rd., Toledo, 419-475-1585
Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spoke Life Cycles, 6363 Monroe St., Sylvania, 419-882-0800
Mon. & Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tue., Wed. & Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; closed Sunday
Toledo Bikes!, 1114 Washington St., Toledo, 419-386-6090
Mon. & Fri., 5-8 p.m., Sun. 4-7 p.m.
Wersell's Bike Shop, 2860 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 419-474-7412
Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sun.


Bike Month Partners:
Maumee Valley Adventurers, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, TARTA, We Are Traffic, Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor, Live Well Greater Toledo

 


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