September 2014 Recap

Thank you Downtown Larry Brown for another great video.


Thanks for a great night Cleveland!

Sergeant Peters and his crew from the Cleveland Division of Police once again did a phenomenal job. By keeping open dialog in route with the riders you truly became part of our community. C.C.M. Corkers and CPD officers thanks for helping the Mass move safely through the intersections. Joe Cimperman and his aids once again went through the ringer securing the permit, thank you for all you have done. Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, what a great place! Thanks for the invite.The hardworking people of Bike Cleveland, Many heart filled thanks. You all have truly made cycling not only safer but more enjoyable.


Cleveland Critical Mass kicks off NEOCycle

Join us as we kick off the NEOCycle festival by visiting our friends at Ray’s MTB!

http://www.raysmtb.com/

Gather around 6:30pm in Public Square as we will be taking off at 7:00. We will make a short loop downtown then descend into the Flats. As we roll by the newly open Scranton/Flats trail, feel free to ride the trail and maybe get a closer look a the beaver family on the west bank. From there the Mass will make it’s way through the historic Tremont neighborhood (wave to Ralphie Parker as we pass by the Christmas Story house). We will continue to Explore the west side Cleveland neighborhoods of Clark/Fulton, Ohio City, and Detroit Shoreway before making our way down the West Boulevard neighborhood, home of Ray’s MTB indoor bike park.

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Sam will be leading the main mini mass to Downtown from Ray’s departing at 5:45 from Rays!

Register for the many NEOCyle events this weekend (There is no registeration for Critical Mass) https://www.bikereg.com/neocycle

Shoes & Clothes for Kids will be tabling outside of Ray’s MTB when we arrive. Any donations of children’s socks and/or underwear are greatly appreciated.
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August ride to MOCA

“MOCA opens its bike racks and doors to the cycling community in this lively celebration of bike culture. On Toby’s Plaza, visitors can experience the sounds of local group Pleasure Leftists and participate in a bike-made printmaking activity. Inside, MOCA will present Cleveland-made biking and bike related videos. Two MOCA memberships, a custom Forest City Portage bag, and bike swag will be raffled throughout the evening.

Want to get a ride in before the party? Meet up with Cleveland Critical Mass at Public Square at 6:30 pm. Join hundreds of fellow cyclists in a non-centralized, public ride to emphasize bicycle awareness. The ride will end at MOCA around 8:30 pm. Indoor and outdoor bike parking will be made available, as well as water stations, cash bars, and a blender bike.”

As usual, we will meet up at Public Square at 6:30 PM and leave at 7:00 PM. For those of you driving to the destination and mini-massing into Public Square, here is MOCA’s address:

MOCA
11400 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Happy Friday! Let’s ride some bikes!


July Thank You

Many Thank yous to give for this months ride.

Anthony Zaccardelli of the International Festival for coordination with local business and giving CCM the invite. We hope this August 14-17, The International Festival has it’s largest crowd to date.

Fr. Jurcak of St. John Bosco for use of the parking lot.

Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne who laid much of the ground work and cut through the red tape. It helps to have a Mayor that knows how to get areo in a headwind.

Parma Heights Safety Director Brent Collins not only coordinated our arrival to his city he also coordinated our passage through The City of Parma as well.

Police Chief Dan Teel, and Police Sgt. Tanya Sirl of Parma Heights, arranged a very smooth and safe passage for our riders.

The City of Parma Safety Director Greg Baeppler and Police Chief Miller, showed off Parma Police corking skills as CCM passed unobstructed through it’s quite neighborhoods. We are kinda disappointed in the lack of pink flamingos and white socks.

Councilman Joe Cimperman and his dream team, Executive Assistant Rachael Sommer, interns Hope Herten and Tara knight, and Linda Litto, aunt to caption Dennis, who hand walked the permit to the proper offices in the last two months.

City Of Cleveland Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath and Director of Public Properties Michael E Cox. For the approval of our permit on such short notice.

The newest members of our corking community, the Cleveland Police for once again keeping us safe on our route. See you next month!

And last but never least the many who ride making us Critical Mass. Our very presents demonstrates a healthy, vibrant, and friendly cycling community, worthy of the many hours applied toward advocating for the cyclist that live in the cities we visit.


July 2014

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We’re going to Parma Heights!

Mayor Michael P. Byrne and The Home Family Club has cordially invited the mass to ride to his city. Mayor Byrne (also a cyclist) said he heard such great things about CCM from Mayor Cervenik of Euclid and knew that we had to visit! They are planning water stops, protected bike/car parking, and discounts to many Parma Heights establishments.
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Meet at Public Square at 6:30 PM, depart at 7:00 PM.

For those of you wanting to drive to Parma Heights and mass in from there, our end point is St. John Bosco Church at 6480 Pearl Rd.

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Happy Friday Indeed!

We would like to thank Mayor Bill Cervenik not only for the use of that beautiful beach and making us breakfast, but mostly for the embrace he has given to the cycling community.

Chief Thomas Brickman , the Euclid Police Department, and Euclid Auxiliary Police Officers not only have you set a great example by embracing our cycling community, you continue to raise the bar on great public safety and community outreach. And without all the red tape.

Bike Euclid, the City of Euclid and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce has worked their tail wind off not only to make sure this all happened but to make sure their city lead by example.

THANK YOU EUCLID!

Bike Cleveland, Cleveland Chief of Operations Darnell Brown, Public Safety Director Michael McGrath, Chief of Sustainability Jenita McGowan, Councilman Joe Cimperman and his assistants Rachael and Linda, and many others at Cleveland City Hall helped Cleveland Critical Mass and Cleveland Police Department come to the compromise witnessed on this months ride.

Chief Calvin Williams, Commander Patrick Stephens, Deputy Chief Dornat Drummond, and Commissioner Muhic we rather enjoyed adding your men and women of the Cleveland Police to our community. We did happen to notice that the officers seem to also be enjoying themselves. Thank you for sending this great team out to escort us. Together we brought many smiles to the faces we rode past in Cleveland’s eastern neighborhoods. It was definitely a Happy Friday!

THANK YOU CLEVELAND!


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