Shaker Heights City Council has proclaimed May 2021 as Bike Month in the City of Shaker Heights, in order to help promote the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more residents to try bicycling in the community.
Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, May has been nationally designated as bike month for 63 years. The City of Shaker Heights has a longstanding tradition of supporting and reinforcing bicycling for health and recreation. In addition, the City recognizes the importance of this environmentally sound form of transportation, as it seeks to be a more sustainable community.
Shaker Heights is a great place to ride a bike. The City boasts more than 100 miles of bike-friendly roads, including some with sharrows to encourage cars and bikes to share the road, and a growing number of multipurpose paths. Shaker Heights continues to improve its transportation network and connections to other cities through projects that improve the safety and comfort of bicyclists, such as the Shaker Median Trail, Lake-to-Lakes Trail, and the Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road Multipurpose Paths. As a result of these and other efforts around bicycling in the community, the City has twice been recognized as a bronze-level, Bicycle Friendly
Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
How to Participate
Ride your bike! Wondering where to ride? Check out this website's Bikes & Hikes page for more information or participate in one of the cycling events planned for May. These include:
Heights Bicycle Coalition Town Hall
Tuesday, May 4, 7pm
Meet up with other bicycle enthusiasts and talk about riding in the Heights at this Zoom event. Learn more.
Welcome to Shaker Heights History Ride
Sunday, May 16, 11 am-1 pm
Tour significant historical sites in Shaker with guides from Bike Shaker. Learn more and register.
Bike to Work Week
May 17-23 (with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 21)
The League of American Bicyclists, the Heights Bicycle Coalition, and bicyclist enthusiasts throughout Shaker Heights and other cities will be promoting greater public awareness of bicycling during this time. Learn more.
Ride of Silence
Wednesday, May 19, 7pm
This annual memorial ride starts at John Carrol University and will go through all three Heights communities. Learn more.