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Cleveland: Commuters ditch their cars for bicycles

11:02 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Some commuters today ditched their cars for their bicycles.  Today is Cleveland's Bike to Work Day.

As added incentive, bikers were offered free coffee, breakfast and massages. 

Organizers say the numbers of people commuting to work by bicycle in Cleveland have gone up over 280% over the past 10 years, resulting in a growing grassroots bike Culture across Greater Cleveland.


Evening Activities

Happy Hour Yoga @ 5:30pm: 121 Fitness, 2130 Adelbert Rd |Tel 216.368.1121,, free with helmet

Happy Hour Specials on e4th Street: Greenhouse Tavern & Noodlecat: 10% off | Flannery's Pub & Black Dog Kitchen and Bar: 15% off

Ride to University Circle for Happy Hour and the Cinematheque showing of The Kid With a Bike: The Bike Rack @ 6:00pm


THE KID WITH A BIKE @ 7:30pm: Shown at the Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd | tel 216.421.7450 | |  Regular admission $9; With a helmet $7


MOCA 5-9pm: Free admission (open to all) | Live performance |


The Barking Spider (After the movie meetup - cash only, 21 & over): 11310 Juniper Rd | | Live music, Happy Hour drink specials & Hessler Street Fair Eve kick-off 5:30 - George Foley | 10:00 - Carlos Jones


All Day Specials for People on Bikes

Qdoba, Uptown - Show your helmet and receive free chips & salsa with purchase.

11324 Euclid Avenue |


121 Fitness - Free showers to cyclists, smoothie discounts (with helmet)

2130 Adelbert Rd |


CWRU BRB Cafe / Bon Appetit - Free raffle ticket for the BTWD Bike Drawing with purchase.

2109 Adelbert Rd |


Mitchell's Ice Cream, Uptown - $1 scoop with helmet

11444 Uptown |


Accent Cleveland, Uptown - Complimentary Chef's Dessert with purchase of lunch or dinner entree (with helmet)


Euclid Avenue |


The Coffee House, University Circle - $1 cookie with purchase of beverage with helmet / LG mocha for price of small


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