Tune in tomorrow

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 19:18.
05/29/2009 - 09:00
05/29/2009 - 10:00

Bicycling on The Sound of Ideas - THIS FRIDAY

Cleveland's NPR affiliate, 90.3 WCPN, is doing a live radio show tomorrow morning - Friday May 29 at 9:00am on bicycling in NE Ohio!

Tune your radio or listen online tomorrow morning to hear about bicycling and pedestrian initiatives that are happening or being discussed. If you have thoughts on how to make our region more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians, you can voice your ideas at 216-578-0903 or news [at] wcpn [dot] org.

Our region has some very unique bicycling assets that you may not know about:

- Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park has over 100,000 square feet of thrills, is the only one of its kind and attracts people from all over the world

- Cleveland was the first U.S. city to have a Ciclovia-type street event that is now being emulated all over...including the United Nations World Health Organization initiative to have 1,000 cities do similar street events on World Health Day, 2010

- Three of the nation's Top 100 Bicycle Retailers are located in NE Ohio (Century Cycles, Eddy's Bike Shops and Spin)

- Cleveland is home of Cicli Polito, a bicycle frame builder who was recently awarded Best of Show at the prestigious North American Handmade Bicycle Show

- The City of Cleveland's Bikeway Master Plan has been used as a model for progressive planning by national organizations like the Rails To Trails Conservancy and their Transportation 2010 Campaign

- RTA was one of the first in the nation to have bicycle racks on their entire of fleet of busses

- We have hundreds of miles of bike lanes and multi-purpose paths in our communities and parks and a growing number of people who use bicycles for transportation as well as health and recreation

- Clevelanders in Motion, Slavic Village Development Corp and Steps to a Healthier Cleveland have all received significant recognition from national organizations such as Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Center for Disease Control and YMCA of the USA

Tune in tomorrow morning, Friday May 29 at 9am to 90.3 WCPN to find out more!

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