Saturday, January 12, 2013
The exclusive screening of "Reveal the Path" will support the HBC
The Heights Bicycle Coalition hopes city residents will support the organization this month by taking in an exclusive premier of a cycling adventure film. HBC will co-host a viewing of "Reveal the Path" on Jan. 21 on the west side of Cleveland at St. Ignatius High School. The movie follows the journey of Lee and Kurt Refsnider, two Tour Divide race winners, as they ride into various locations and climates, include Nepal, Scotland, Alaska and Morocco. The Refsniders and director Mike Dion will hold similar screenings to support bike groups across the country, but this one is the only planned showing of the film in Northeast Ohio. The event includes a raffle with various prizes. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Breen Center for the …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The district, with support from the Heights Bicycle Coalition, is encouraging students to walk or bike to school Oct. 3.
Wednesday, Oct. 3 is International Walk to School Day. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, with support from the Heights Bicycle Coaltion, is celebrating by encouraging students to skip the car ride and walk or bike to school. Schools participating in the third annual Walk or Bike to School Day include Boulevard, Canterbury, Fairfax, Gearity, Noble and Roxboro elementary schools and Roxboro Middle School, said Mary Dunbar, president of the Heights Bicycle Coalition and Cleveland Heights City Council member. "It’s an important piece of creating a supportive school environment for healthy lifestyles. Kids need an hour of physical activity a day, but the demands of the academic curriculum mean schools can rarely provide …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
FreeWheelin' Wednesdays continues through September, and tonight's ride will highlight a source of pride for Heights residents — the trees.
Cleveland Heights is known for having beautiful trees. The Heights Bicycle Coalition wants to highlight that asset tonight during its weekly group bike ride. The Heights Bicycle Coalition started offering Wednesday rides Aug. 1 and will continue to host its FreeWheelin' Wednesdays throughout September. The rides have included seven to 22 cyclists, according to the coalition's website, and riders traveled five to 10 miles. Sue Wolpert will lead the Sept. 5 ride, and she will take cyclists past a variety of trees, both young and old, and point out where community planting efforts took place. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park, as they do each Wednesday, and helmets are required. The park is located near the …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
FreeWheelin' Wednesdays begins Aug. 1, and the first ride will take cyclists through paths around the Shaker Lakes.
The Heights Bicycle Coalition is organizing group bike rides on Wednesdays Aug. 1 through Sept. 26. Cyclists will ride together for about 10 to 15 miles starting at 6:30 p.m. Many routes are still to be determined, but this Wednesday, riders will take paths through Shaker Lakes and the Shaker Lakes Nature Center. Other rides include routes in Forest Hill Park and University Circle. The group will meet at the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park each Wednesday, and helmets are required. The park is located near the former Coventry School at the intersection of Euclid Heights, Washington and Coventry. For more information and to volunteer to plan and lead a ride, visit the Heights Bicycle Coalition website. Here is the schedule as of July 31, according …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Take the Heights Bicycle Coalition's survey, and the organization will pass along the information to the city.
The City of Cleveland Heights and the Heights Bicycle Coalition want to know — where do you want to see bike racks in the city? A survey is now available on the coalition's website that allows people to designate areas of the city in need of a place to safely lock up two wheels. The coalition will pass along the information to the City of Cleveland Heights and other communities if the bike rack site suggestions are outside of the city. The Heights Bicycle Coalition is also promoting another survey on its site from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency. "(NOACA) wants your help to update its Regional Bicycle Plan. The plan provides a snapshot of the current regional bicycle infrastructure and prioritizes future bicycle …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Cleveland Heights Councilwoman is participating in the Cleveland Marathon Sunday.
Name and Occupation: Mary Dunbar, Member, Cleveland Heights City Council How long have you lived in Cleveland Heights? Since 1970. What do you like most about this community? The many, wonderful, interesting and caring people, and the many architecturally interesting and lovely homes. (Can I have two "mosts"?) What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in? I am a member of many community organizations, but the one that I invest a lot of time in is the Heights Bicycle Coalition. I am president of the bike coalition, but we have an excellent, active group working to make bicycling even more popular and appealing than it already is in the Heights. We have a lot of bicyclists here already, and more and more are getting …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Check out the series of free events focused on historic preservation and sustainability.
City Council declared May Preservation Month at its regular City Council meeting April 16. To recognize the importance of historic preservation and sustainability, the city, Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Heights Libraries, FutureHeights, Heights Bicycle Coalition and the Home Repair Resource Center are joining forces and sponsoring seven free events during May, June and July. Here is more information about each: Residents can register for library events on the Heights Libraries website two weeks before each event. For more information, visit the calendar of events on the library site. Participants can register for the bike tour at City Hall at 216-291-4878, and those joining the app-enhanced …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
There are several events scheduled throughout the month of May to encourage Cleveland Heights residents to use two wheels instead of four.
Cleveland Heights City Council declared May Bike Month at the April 16 council meeting. There are several events scheduled throughout the month to encourage Cleveland Heights residents to get out of their cars and onto their bikes. For more information, visit the Heights Bicycle Coalition's website. What advice would you give to people new to commuting to work by bike?
Monday, April 16, 2012
Cleveland Heights, University Circle and others are seeking input on a bike, bus and pedestrian transportation study between the city and the circle.
A year ago, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency distributed two grants to study how to improve bus, pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Cleveland Heights and University Circle. Now the city, the circle and others want the community's ideas and feedback on the current plans during two meetings scheduled for this week. The first is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, and the second is at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval. After officials compile input from the two meetings, another meeting will be scheduled in September, said City Councilwoman Mary Dunbar by email. Cleveland Heights applied for one of the grants, The Missing Links Study, with the Greater …