Cleveland/Akron Bicycling Resources
This page contains links to some of our local friends and associates in the Cleveland and Akron areas, and elsewhere around Northeastern Ohio, that we think would be useful to our customers. See Our Partners for more friends with whom we have arranged special deals and discounts!
Content and services provided by those listed below are the responsibility of their respective owners.
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Advocacy & Education (Local)
Since 2011, Bike Cleveland, along with their six local chapters, has worked to create a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation for all.
Bike Medina County
We are a group of citizens and representatives from local cities, villages, parks and bike shops in Medina County dedicated to increasing the use of bicycles for transportation and recreational cycling, as well as to increasing bicyclist safety. We encourage interested individuals and organizations to lend their voices and energy to our efforts.
These non-profit organizations help the local cycling community by providing services such as bike repair classes, bike riding skills classes, bike donations, used bicycle sales, youth programs, and more.
Advocacy & Education (State & National)
These are the local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) covering the Northeast Ohio area. They are federally-mandated and federally-funded transportation policy-making organizations that are made up of representatives from local government and transportation authorities.
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) - covering Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties
Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) - covering Summit and Portage counties, plus part of Wayne County. Also, see their bike and pedestrian site at: switching-gears.org
For help with bike and gear transport for bicycle touring:
Hitch Receiver Installers
We sell hitch bicycle racks, but we do not install hitches on vehicles. Contact one of these hitch installers:
- Leo Luck's Auto Repair Service - Our preferred hitch provider, located right next door to our store in Rocky River, Ohio!
- JTI, Inc. - located in Oakwood Village, Ohio
- U-Haul - various locations
Bicycle Frame Painting
Cleveland Carbon - Carbon bicycle frame repair and custom painting: clevelandcarbon.com
Other Recreation in NE Ohio
- 41° North Coastal Kayak Adventures
- Breakaway Excursions - breakawayexcursions.com
- Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Lake Boathouse
- Cuyahoga Valley Adventures - paddletheriver.com
- Lake Metroparks - Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
- Lorain County Metro Parks Wellington Reservation
- Summit Metro Parks Silver Creek Boat Rentals
- Stark Parks Sippo Lake Marina and Walborn Reservoir Marina Kayak Rentals
Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental
- Appalachian Outfitters
- Winter Activities in Cleveland Metroparks
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park Winter Sports Center
- Lake Metroparks Chapin Forest Pine Lodge & Penitentiary Glen Reservation
- Stark Parks Quail Hollow Park
- Summit Metro Parks Liberty Park