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TMACOG Bike Month


Quick Links:

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.

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 Lance Dasher to request a copy.


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 Toledo Area
Additional partners include:
Creating Healthy Communities
Live Well Greater Toledo
Maumee Valley Adventurers
Sylvania Slow Ryders
TARTA
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
We Are Traffic




Local Bike Shops

CycleWerks ,248 South Main St., Bowling    Green, OH 419-352-9375
   - 6760 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH
   419-877-1000
   - 7510 New West Rd., Sylvania, OH
   419-517-7577

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

May 4
Petals & Pedals (Time: TBA)
Sylvania Art Walk Bike Train. Details at WeAreTraffic.org
May 5
Toledo Bikes! Group Ride
Meet at Toledo Bikes! 1114 Washington St., downtown Toledo. Call for time: 419.386.6090.
May 9
Bike to School Day
Schools hold special events to encourage young students to walk or cycle to school. Cycle with your children.
May 12
Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers Market (9 a.m. – noon)
Ride to the market in downtown Toledo and pick up the brand-new Bicycle Users Map, created by cyclists for cyclists. Learn how experienced bike commuters use separated paths and city streets to get to work and school. Toledo Bikes! Is on hand for inspection and minor bike repairs.


Maumee Valley Adventurers Ride (9 a.m.)
Meet at Middlegrounds Metropark for a downtown ride.

May 16
Ride of Silence – Toledo and Bowling Green (6:30 p.m.)
These solemn, slow group rides are an annual reminder to drivers that cyclists share the road. We remember people who have been injured or killed while riding bicycles. More than 200 cyclists riding silently together create a memorable event.
May 18
Bike to Work Day
Be the hero at your office and organize a bike ride. Meet at a park and ride in together, or take your bikes to work and have a lunchtime ride. If you have an office wellness committee, get them involved in planning something special. Call TMACOG for tips on organizing Bike to Work day at your work place.
May 19
Bedford Bike Cruise (registration 9 - 10 a.m.)
Meet at Jackman Road Elementary, 8008 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI
Riders may choose between the Land to Lake 30 mile route, or the family friendly local route.

Outdoor Expo with the Metroparks Toledo (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Try out all kinds of outdoor activities at the Expo and meet area cycling clubs and businesses. Learn about Metroparks cycling programs, trails, and other amenities.

May 26
Kids Open Shop at Toledo Bikes!
Check website for hours: www.toledobikes.org.
May 27
Sylvania Slow Ryders
Group bike ride starting at the Sylvania Library. Every fourth Sunday,
June-September (4 p.m.).


Other Highlights
TARTA will offer reduced bus fare (25 cents) for anyone using the bike rack May 13 - 19 2018


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