Biking & Bike Trails
According to the League of American Bicyclists, Ohio is ranked 16th best in the nation for bike-friendliness. Bicycles have slowly become a serious transportation mode for Cleveland, with new trails, bike lanes and bike-supportive facilities such as bicycle parking outside restaurant Happy Dog. Earlier this year, the City of Cleveland announced a new Bikeway Implementation Plan designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017. As part of Mayor Jackson's Sustainable 2019 initiative, the bicycle plan update was to make every neighborhood connectable to a bike network. To date, Cleveland has over 275 miles of biking trails.
For more information on current and proposed bikeways, lanes, and trails check out some maps over at the city's planning website. Stay connected with the bicycle scene in Cleveland with www.bikecleveland.org.
Believe it or not, Cleveland is home to a major bicycle sport venue / stadium, the Cleveland Velodrome. The velodrome is a 166-meter incline bicycle track where amateurs and pros can ride (or watch), race, and take classes. The velodrome is a major economic driver for the City of Cleveland bringing in over 3,000 cyclists during first year operations in 2012.
5033 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44127
Cleveland Critical Mass
On the last Friday of every month hundreds of Cleveland cyclists gather and ride together in what is know as Critical Mass
. Critical Mass has no leaders originating from a grassroots idea to "promote bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation, assert bicyclists' rights to the road, build and foster community, and have fun." Come and be a part of the mass; Mass meets at Public Square downtown at 6:30 and departs at 7pm.
Spotlight: Ray's Indoor Bike Park
What about bicycling when it is snowing or raining? Well, Cleveland is also home to Ray's MTB
, an indoor bicycle park. The former factory houses many rooms for various riding styles / skill levels.
9801 Walford Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102