Mary Dunbar, Cleveland Heights councilwoman and president of the Heights Bicycle Coalition, introduced legislation declaring May Bike Month and this Friday as Bike to Work Day in Cleveland Heights.
"Bicycling is a viable, environmentally sound mode of transportation and an excellent form of fitness and recreation," said Dunbar at the May 6 meeting. "Candidly, people in this country need to be more physically active for health and environmental reasons."
The Coalition will provide free Phoenix coffee and snacks to bicyclists during the morning commute near Edgehill and Overlook roads on May 17.
Also, the coalition will host a ride of silence to remember those killed or injured while riding bikes this evening, Wednesday May 15.
The ride begins at 6 p.m. at John Carroll University and ends in downtown Cleveland for a ceremony at 6:45 p.m. More information, including route details, are available here.
The Heights Bicycle Coalition has also provided programming to children in Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools, installed racks for bicycle parking and worked to promote a safe, bicycle-friendly community in Cleveland Heights.
For more information about the Coalition, visit their website.