Wow, May and June have been busy months. Thank you Bill Cervenik and Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School for allowing us to host our first Bike to Work Day energizer station in front of the school, May 19. May wrapped up with Euclid Memorial Day Parade, where we were again joined by the Ohio Wheelmen riding their penny-farthings while the rest of us road the more modern safety bike (introduced in the 1880’s). We kicked off June participating in two terrific community events, The E.200th Street Stroll and Walk&Roll E.185. Many new friends and connections were made. Over 100 regional bike maps and Bike Safety Books were distributed. June 19 Bike Euclid had the honor of receiving a Resolution of Recognition during the Euclid City Council meeting. Thank you Bike Cleveland and thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and support of Bike Euclid! June concludes with our annual Bike to the Beach Party and Campout.
Bike Euclid has no events planned for the month of July. As always, go to www.bikeEuclid.org and www.facebook.com/euclidbike for resources, safety information and local and regional events.
In closing please consider the fact that a strong biking community produces significant social gains; improves overall health, reduces mental health problems, provides access to employment, significantly lowers household transportation costs, lowers air and noise pollution, and increases social cohesion.
Submitted by - Kath Sonnhalter Bike Euclid founder/director. Bike Euclid is a local advocacy group working to promote a comprehensive stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure, and to encourage and connect bicyclists to resources which support their safe and legal use of their bicycle. Bike Euclid is a chapter of Bike Cleveland.