ELYRIA, OH – The City of Elyria will be hosting bicycling events beginning next week as a new way to explore the City while promoting health, wellness, and cycling transportation with Mayor Frank Whitfield.
We Ride: Bike Rides with the Mayor, an event-focused play on the #WElyria motto, will be held on the first (1st) Wednesday of the month in July, August and September. These events are part of the City’s “Bike Nights” initiative, supporting a proclamation signed by Mayor Whitfield on June 10, 2020, promoting bicycling in the community each Wednesday evening throughout the summer.
“I know a lot of people see me out and about on my scooter or bike – it’s a great way to slow down and appreciate the people and beauty of Elyria, and it’s an activity I truly love and enjoy. We wanted to extend that concept by inviting our community to join in – we’ll be bicycling through neighborhoods in town all while sharing what’s important to us as citizens. I’m excited to connect with the people we serve in a fun, little out-of-the-norm way. We all need the joy right now.” said Mayor Frank Whitfield.
The route for the first scheduled ride is outlined below:
- July 1 – South End Route
- START: Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street
- Left on 2nd St.
- Right to Middle Ave.
- South on Middle Ave to 16th St.
- Left on 16th St.
- Go into South Recreation Center
- Make right; loop through South Rec/Park → Park & Talk
- Turn left on 16th St. towards Middle Ave.
- Right on Middle Ave.
- Left on 15th St.
- Right onto West Ave.
- Left on 12th St.
- Turns into Riverside Dr.
- Make right onto 8th St.
- Left on West Ave.
- West to 2nd St
- Right to 2nd St.
- END: Elyria City Hall, 131 Court Street
The ride will begin promptly at 5:30 PM from the City Hall Parking Lot located at 131 Court Street, Elyria, OH 44035. Riders are encouraged to begin arriving at 5:00 PM. The Office of the Mayor encourages bikers to use the hashtag #WERide and #WElyria when posting about rides with Mayor Whitfield. In the event a We Ride event needs to be rescheduled it will be shared on the City’s website.
For more information about this event, call the Office of the Mayor at 440-326-1402.
Photographs courtesy of @TMCNews.