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TMACOG Bike Month


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We Are Traffic
Ohio Department of
Transportation
Wood County Park District

It’s the law in Ohio, leave 3 feet when you pass.
Cyclists have a right to take whole lane.

Riding your bike is a great way to get healthy exercise, and can be a practical way to commute and run errands.

May is National Bike Month and TMACOG is the local sponsor of Bike Month. Use this web page for information about our area’s bike riding facilities and other maps and guides.

During Bike Month and all year long TMACOG reminds drivers to share the road – keep an eye out for cyclists,
give them a 3-foot space when passing.


>>NEW
TMACOG is developing a bicycle user map for Lucas and Wood Counties and the southern three townships of Monroe County, Michigan. Our goal is to develop a map that will help people plan routes for travel by bicycle. The resulting map will help riders - from novices to very experienced cyclists - choose routes that are aligned with their level of skill. A version of the map will be printed in a travel-friendly size and it will be available online too.

Whether you ride every day, or just occasionally, whether your ride to work or school, or for exercise, or fun, we want to hear from you! Help us understand your experiences riding on roadways in the TMACOG region. To provide your comments click this LINK. Begin by selecting “Proceed as Guest” and then follow the prompts to map as many routes as you like!

If you’d prefer to provide your routes and comments on a paper map instead, just drop into any area bicycle shop to get a paper copy. Or call 419.241.9155, ext 119, or email Christine Connell to request a copy. Comment period ends May 31.


Safety Inspections – Get Ready
for biking

Throughout the month of May, bike shops in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are offering free bike checks to help cyclists prepare for a safe and fun season of cycling. Cyclists are invited to bring any
sort of cycle to the participating shops for the free
ABC quick check.
   • Air in the tires
   • Brake adjustment
   • Cranks and Chain inspection
   • Quick release mechanisms check
   • Check the bike overall
The free ABC quick check should only take a few minutes for each bike. Any needed repairs can be scheduled with the shop.

People bringing bikes in to the shops will also receive a copy of Drive Your Bike, a guide to using a bicycle for commuting and everyday transportation.


Bike Month Partners
Bike Month is sponsored by Metroparks of the Toledo Area and the Wood County Park District.
Additional partners include:
Creating Healthy Communities
Live Well Greater Toledo
Maumee Valley Adventurers
Sylvania Slow Ryders
TARTA
Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB)
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
We Are Traffic

 

Local Bike Shops
Elmore Cycle and Fitness,453 Maple    Street,Elmore,OH:
   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,OH:419-332-4481,
   Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sat. 9    a.m.– 3p.m.

Mountain Man Sports; 2735 Reynolds Road,
   Toledo, OH;
   419-536-0001; Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat - 10 a.m.-6    p.m.; Wed 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Reggie’s Bike Shop, 5934 Secor Rd., Toledo,    419-475-1585
   Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 4    p.m.; Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 26597 Dixie Hwy. Suite 167,    Perrysburg, OH; 419-931-9919; Mon & Fri 10    a.m.-7 p.m, Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9    a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 6363 Monroe St., Sylvania,    OH; 419-882-0800; Mon & Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m,    Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-3    p.m., Sun closed

Toledo Bikes, 1114 Washington St., Toledo OH.    419-386-6090
   Monday & Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Sundays 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., Sun closed

May is Bike Month

Sunday, May 7
Toledo Bikes! Workshop: Air & Tires (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 10
Bike to School Day
Sunday, May 14
Toledo Bikes! Workshop: Brakes (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 17
Ride of Silence (6:30 p.m.)
Toledo – start at the University of Toledo
Bowling Green – start at City Park
Friday, May 19
Bike to Work Day
Saturday, May 20
Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers Market (9 a.m. - noon)
Outdoor Expo, Side Cut Metropark (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Sunday, May 21
Toledo Bikes! Workshop: Cables and Shifting (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Sunday, May 28
Toledo Bikes! Commute by Bike- Road Practice (2 - 3:30 p.m.)
Sunday, May 28
Sylvania Slow Ryders 4th Sunday at 4 Ride (4 p.m.)
Starts at Sylvania Branch Library


Other Highlights
TARTA
reduced bus fare (25 cents) for anyone using the bike rack Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 21




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