Wow, May and June have been busy months. Thank you Bill Cervenik and Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School for allowing us to host our first Bike to Work Day energizer station in front of the school, May 19. May wrapped up with Euclid Memorial Day Parade, where we were again joined by the Ohio Wheelmen riding their penny-farthings while the rest of us road the more modern safety bike (introduced in the 1880’s). We kicked off June participating in two terrific community events, The E.200th Street Stroll and Walk&Roll E.185. Many new friends and connections were made. Over 100 regional bike maps and Bike Safety Books were distributed. June 19 Bike Euclid had the honor of receiving a Resolution of Recognition during the Euclid City Council meeting. Thank you Bike Cleveland everyone for your enthusiasm and support of Bike Euclid! June concludes with our annual Bike to the Beach Party and Campout.
Bike Euclid has no events planned for the month of July. As always, go to www.bikeEuclid.org and www.facebook.com/euclidbike for resources, safety information and local and regional events.
In closing we honor Euclid resident and cyclist, Dave Lawrence, a life abruptly cut short by cancer, as July Bicyclist of the Month, in memoriam. He provided us with these photos and we recognize his involvement in bicycling advocacy with the following quote from Ohio City Bike Co-op Director Jim Sheehan,
“ It's with heavy hearts we share the news that one of our own, David Lawrence, has passed.
Dave found the co-op to take our Shop class in the winter of 2015-16, and -- being a diligent student -- quickly became a very dedicated volunteer to get practice with all the skills he learned in class. But his dedication went way beyond a self-improvement approach to a retirement hobby; soon he was a regular at Fixathons and Rodeos, and coming in during closed hour to help repair bikes for the Refugee Bike Project.
Dave made a much greater contribution, though, when he join our Board of Directors in January: He initiated and lead a bike drive to collect refugee bikes (and to inspire the rest of the board to think differently about their "duty of support"); he quickly became our living reference guide to Robert's Rules of Order, and he always brought equanimity and good humor to our meetings.”
Bike Euclid is a local advocacy group working to promote a comprehensive stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure, and to encourage and connect bicyclists to resources which support their safe and legal use of their bicycle. Bike Euclid is a chapter of Bike Cleveland. This close working relationship benefits residents of both communities as well as bicyclists throughout the region. Go to www.bikecleveland.org and www.bikeEuclid.org to learn how to get involved, and check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/euclidbikes for event details and ideas shared by our community of members.