July 2015 Ride to the Night Market

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The fusion of ethnic food, wares and entertainment. The enjoyment of visitors exploring the ethnic and cultural attractions of the area. Music playing while shoppers and roving food carts weave through the marketplace. Join us under the stars and experience local arts, crafts, produce, food and entertainment, The Night Market not only wishes to encourage alternative modes of transportation, they do their thing on the last Friday of every month <3. Matchmaker.com can’t even start a love affair like this one. So this month after a ride around our fair city we will party with new friends at the Night Market. (Rockwell & East 21st, Cleveland, Ohio 44114) There will be secure parking on site available at The Plain Dealer
Parking Garage by Northeast Ohio Media Group for $5. Off site parking will also be available at the Hotcards parking lot located right off of Superior Road.

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This month we will also be rolling out the 2015 T-shirt.This years design was started from the desk of Cara McManus. We finished up one of her rough drafts added some glow in the dark and had them printed on an American Apparel grass green shirt. Production cost ran a little higher this year so they will be sold for $15.00. 11216810_10205952010593741_8174410882947629622_n

Remember it will also be Bike To Work Day!!! (we know that’s everyday for some of you lucky ones). Bike to Work Day Party at the Bike Rack (2148 E. 4th St.) Located at The Bike Rack, people on bikes will be welcomed from 7am – 9am with free coffee( from Erie Island Coffee II), and delicious bagels (provided by Cleveland Bagel Co.), area bike info, and more!
To learn more about Bike to Work Day visit BikeCleveland.org/BTWD

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 Commuters are encouraged to Instagram or Tweet their ride on Friday using the hashtag #BTWDCle.
Due to Public Square being closed, Cleveland Critical Mass will once again meet at Mall A (Veterans’ Memorial Plaza) by the Fountain of Eternal Life (just east of the Key Tower between Rockwell and St. Clair Avenues) at 6:30 PM and ride off at 7:00 PM.
A parade permit has been issued and Commander, Patrick Stephens of the Third District CPD will personally handle our escort. Happy Friday!

No Permit

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Once again, (despite sending in the application on June second) we don’t have a permit. Stay safe, and obey all traffic laws.


June 2015 Ride to Sims Park

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Bike to the Beach Party!!!

Ride your bicycle to the beach and enjoy a party under the stars! It’s June and Euclid welcomes Cleveland Critical Mass for a third year. Bike Euclid invites you to the Second Annual Bike to the Beach Party, June 26, 2015, at Kenneth J. Sims Park 23131 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, Ohio 44123. The ride will end in time to enjoy sunset. Beer and food will be available at the beach and you may also enjoy one of the local restaurants such as The Paragon and Beach Club Bistro. If you decide to pack a picnic, please no glass. There will be a fire to roast marshmallows. Bring a stick because they were in short supply last year. Thank you to Rebecca McFarland, of the Euclid Public Library, who will again be providing S’more fixings.

Camping

So now you’re thinking, sunset and an evening under the stars may not be enough. I want to sleep under the stars. Or perhaps you want to test out your new touring gear. Well, now is your chance. Overnight Primitive Tent Camping on the beach is available only for this special event, $5/camper. Simply bring your gear and register at the Bike Euclid table upon your arrival. Registration will be available before the ride from 4pm-5:30, as well as after the ride. Campers must break camp by noon. And yes, in the morning, the Mayor Bill Cervenik will again be flipping pancakes for breakfast!

Parking

Parking will be available at the park in the grass to the south of the Henn Mansion. We ask that you please do not park in the lot immediately adjacent to the building as this lot is used by those renting the facility. Overnight parking will be available for those registered to camp.

Mini-Mass

Collinwood and Euclid residents have been invited to join in the ride as it passes through their neighborhoods. A local ‘Mini-Mass’ will gather at Cebar’s Euclid Tavern (595 East 185th Street) at 8:00 PM to join the ride as we go by at approximately 8:15 PM. Cleveland Critical Mass will leave downtown Cleveland at 7pm, will be at the intersection of East 185th St & Lakeshore Blvd. no later than 8:30pm, and will arrive at Sims Park in time for sunset. All times are estimates.

Event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/1450069331954859/

Additional Maps

If you plan to start your evening in Euclid and ride downtown, here is a route Bike Euclid suggests: http://mapq.st/1HPKo54

And if you plan to wake up in Euclid on Saturday, we encourage you to attend the Waterloo Arts Fest, http://waterlooarts.org/waterloo-arts-fest-2015/


Here are two good routes from Sims Park to Waterloo:
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Due to Public Square being closed, we will once again meet at Mall A (Veterans’ Memorial Plaza) by the Fountain of Eternal Life (just east of the Key Tower between Rockwell and St. Clair Avenues) at 6:30 PM and ride off at 7:00 PM.

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
LET’S RIDE SOME BIKES!!!


May 2015 Recap

Video by Ken Lewis 

Officers Sanderson and Janusczak stayed at our rear which allowed the Mass to safely take two lanes.

Route:

May Route

Riders:

471

Weather:

75°
4 mph NE wind
Humidity 74%
Destination:
EucFest

Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/969985913052615/

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May 29th Eucfest – The Uptown Get Down

 EucFest  THE UPTOWN GET DOWN

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This Month Cleveland Critical Mass will be riding to University Circle for EucFest – The Uptown Get Down. MOCA will host PechKuchaNight and live music performances, there will be a beer garden with sales benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, free bike parking behind the University Circle Visitor Center, and an after party at Happy Dog

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Due to Public Square being closed, we will once again meet at Mall A (Veterans’ Memorial Plaza) by the Fountain of Eternal Life (just east of the Key Tower between Rockwell and St. Clair Avenues) at 6:30 PM and ride off at 7:00 PM.

Facebook event

  • There will be bike parking set up in Lot 22. Other bike parking available behind the Cleveland Institute of Art & Crop as well as a few other places.    MOCA & CWRU have asked that cyclist do not park on Toby’s Plaza during the event.
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Cara Critical Mass Recap

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Thank You to all who attended! We definitely made Cara proud all the way to the last cork. Many of us have said our goodbyes to our friend Cara these past days, and many new people have gotten to know Cara from the ways we have said our goodbyes. Her body was laid to rest in Union Cemetery but her spirit will live on in the many lives she has touched. Cara will always be our Cycling Sister.

Riders:

156

Route:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/756848839

Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/738230249630353/

Cara has asked for donations be made to Breath Deep Cleveland in lieu of flowers.


April 24 Cara Critical Mass Ride to the Co-Op

11156363_911274712256210_4355900101272192112_nLast night Cara finished her long climb up the steep hill of life. She wasn’t just one of the many voices of our Mass, she was our courage. She showed us how to bravely face our challenges with grace and grit. Tonight we will ride with her in our hart’s with thoughts of her family on our minds. We will greatly miss you Cara.

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Due to Public Square being closed, we will once again meet at Mall A (Veterans’ Memorial Plaza) by the Fountain of Eternal Life (just east of the Key Tower between Rockwell and St. Clair Avenues) at 6:30 PM and ride off at 7:00 PM.

This month after we spin around our beautiful city we will visit friends and fellow Bike Nerds at the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op. The Co-Op has invited their new neighbors Brick and Barrel Brewery to join party (I guess we know who is making the beer run).

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Starting point,

Facebook event page, invite a friend

There Will be no permits pulled for this ride so riders are encouraged to obey all traffic laws.


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