By Tracey Bradnan
Did you know America’s biggest and most successful bike-to-school program is right here in Northeast Ohio? Bike To School Challenge (www.centurycycles.com/to/BTS) returns for its 6th year on May 6-24, 2013, organized by Century Cycles bicycle store and five Northeast Ohio schools to inspire and incentivize over 4,000 students to ride their bicycles to school as much as possible for three weeks.
The challenge kicks off with free community bike fairs to help people get their bicycles ready to roll to school, work, or just for fun. Residents are invited to bring their bicycles for a free safety inspection, the chance to win a bicycle helmet, get bike licensing information, and to learn about the benefits of bicycling and Bike To School Challenge at Bay Village Middle and High Schools, Rocky River Middle School, and Root and Claggett Middle Schools in Medina.
Free and open to the public, each fair is 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The dates and locations are:
- Tuesday, April 30: Medina Bicycle Fair at Claggett Middle School (420 East Union Street)
- Wednesday, May 1: Bay Village Bicycle Fair at Bay Middle School (27725 Wolf Road)
- Thursday, May 2: Rocky River Bicycle Fair at Rocky River Middle School (1631 Lakeview)