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TMACOG Bike Month

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We Are Traffic
Ohio Department of
Wood County Park District

It’s the law in Ohio, leave 3 feet when you pass.
Cyclists have a right to take whole lane.

Riding your bike is a great way to get healthy exercise, and can be a practical way to commute and run errands.

May is National Bike Month and TMACOG is the local sponsor of Bike Month. Use this web page for information about our area’s bike riding facilities and other maps and guides.

During Bike Month and all year long TMACOG reminds drivers to share the road – keep an eye out for cyclists,
give them a 3-foot space when passing.

If you’d prefer to provide your routes and comments on a paper map instead, just drop into any area bicycle shop to get a paper copy. Or call 419.241.9155, ext 119, or email Lance Dasher to request a copy.

Safety Inspections – Get Ready
for biking

Throughout the month of May, bike shops in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are offering free bike checks to help cyclists prepare for a safe and fun season of cycling. Cyclists are invited to bring any
sort of cycle to the participating shops for the free
ABC quick check.
   • Air in the tires
   • Brake adjustment
   • Cranks and Chain inspection
   • Quick release mechanisms check
   • Check the bike overall
The free ABC quick check should only take a few minutes for each bike. Any needed repairs can be scheduled with the shop.

People bringing bikes in to the shops will also receive a copy of Drive Your Bike, a guide to using a bicycle for commuting and everyday transportation.

Bike Month Partners
Bike Month is sponsored by Metroparks Toledo Area
Additional partners include:
Creating Healthy Communities
Live Well Greater Toledo
Maumee Valley Adventurers
Sylvania Slow Ryders
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
We Are Traffic

Local Bike Shops

CycleWerks ,248 South Main St., Bowling    Green, OH 419-352-9375
   - 6760 Providence St., Whitehouse, OH
   - 7510 New West Rd., Sylvania, OH

Elmore Cycle and Fitness,453 Maple    Street,Elmore,OH:
   419-862-1000, Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.    and Sat. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fremont Cycle and Fitness,107 N.Ohio    Ave.,Fremont,OH:419-332-4481,
   Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sat. 9    a.m.– 3p.m.

Mountain Man Sports; 2735 Reynolds Road,
   Toledo, OH;
   419-536-0001; Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat - 10 a.m.-6    p.m.; Wed 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Reggie’s Bike Shop, 5934 Secor Rd., Toledo,    419-475-1585
   Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. – 4    p.m.; Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 26597 Dixie Hwy. Suite 167,    Perrysburg, OH; 419-931-9919; Mon & Fri 10    a.m.-7 p.m, Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9    a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

Spoke Life Cycles, 6363 Monroe St., Sylvania,    OH; 419-882-0800; Mon & Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m,    Wed & Thurs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-3    p.m., Sun closed

Toledo Bikes, 1114 Washington St., Toledo OH.    419-386-6090
   Monday & Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Sundays 4-7    p.m.

Wersell's Bike Shop, 2860 W. Central Ave.
   Toledo, 419-474-7412; Mon - Fri 10 a.m -
   6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun closed

May is Bike Month!

Friday, May 3
9 a.m.
Bicycling Sylvania Franciscan Center at Lourdes University. Laws pertaining to cyclists and strategies to safely navigate the roadway and/or bike trail. Presented by We Are Traffic.
Reservations requested at 419.824.3707 for lunch: 11:30 - noon.
Saturday, May 4
Social Bike Ride. Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
Practical tips on riding in traffic. Presented by We Are Traffic and Maumee Valley Adventurers.
Wednesday, May 8
Bike to School Day
May 13 - 19
TARTA reduced fare for Bike to Work Week. Only 25 cents for people using the bike racks.
Wednesday, May 15
6:15 p.m.
Ride of Silence. In Toledo starting at the University of Toledo,
6:15 p.m. Gateway Area 25 near Secor and Dorr, and in Bowling Green at City Park.
Friday, May 17
Bike to Work Day. Find some friends and try commuting by bike. Most people in our area live less than 10 miles from work.
Saturday, May 18
9 a.m. - noon
Bike Day at the Farmers Market. Ride your bike to the downtown
9 a.m. – noon market, get a cup of a coffee and a t-shirt (while supplies last).
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Outdoor Expo hosted by Metroparks Toledo at Side Cut Metropark.

Check Bike Month out on


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