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Come join us for 6 FREE indoor trainer sessions at the bicycle hub. All levels of riders welcome!

You can expect lots of super fun lactate tempos, spin-ups and more drills intended to help with anaerobic threshold, endurance, building technique. *All levels of cyclists welcome!*

2014/ 2015 Schedule (Wednesdays)
December 3 -New Pop/ Dance
December 10 – Rock
January 7 – 80s Hits
January 21 – 90s Hits
February 4 – Metal Hits
February 18 – All Request Hour

Time: 6:15 Setup, 6:30 Start for 90 minute ride

What to bring: bicycle, trainer, water and mat/towel (for under your bike).

Not required, but recommended items to bring: heart rate monitor, cadence sensor, the PAIN!

What we’ll provide: a structured workout, bottled water, kicking tunes and a great atmosphere!

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Home, home on the range, where the bikes and the spectators play!

It’s that time of year again – CYCLOCROSS! Last year we put on our first cyclocross race which was a huge success! This year we decided that we needed a larger venue and Lake Metroparks is allowing us to utilize the much loved Farmparks in Kirtland! What’s great about this venue is that there’s something for the whole family to do. General admission will give you access to see all the animals and exhibits inside the Farmparks. So come bring the family and cowbells and come on out! You don’t have to race to come out and enjoy the fun!

Also, BIG THANKS to all of our event sponsors this year – Lake Metroparks, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, QBP, Lezyne, Vittoria Shoes, and Velogoat. Please support those who support the sport of cycling!

On another note, we are looking for a few more volunteers for Saturday course set up. If you love free coffee and bagels, send Emily an e-mail at mentorbicyclehub@gmail.com.

Lastly, kudos to local artist John Kovach for designing our flyer for us again this year :)

Tomorrow, Friday, September 26, kicks off the start of a 3 day urban cycling festival right in here Cleveland (Edgewater Park) – NEOCycle! Debating about going?? While there are more than 10 reasons to attend, here are our top 10 reasons why you should come out!

10.  Chance to win a free tune-up from us! We’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday. Come visit our tent to be entered into this free raffle!

9.  Weather – have you looked at the 3 day forecast?? It’s going to be beautiful!

8.  Something for the entire family! Not only are there tons of cycling rides for adults but there is also a lineup for the kids! Kids schedule can be found here.

7.  Live Music – more bands than we can shake a stick at on both Saturday and Sunday. Band line-up can be found here.

7.  Food! Lots of Cleveland’s best food trucks on site AND the Farmer’s Market will be there!

6.  FREE – this event is free to attend! (Only the races will cost you $ to enter.)

5.  SUP – Stand Up Paddleboarding with the best views in sight!

4.  One of our favorites – Ray’s Indoor Mtb Park will have a pump track set up!

3.  Multiple cycling rides/races over the course of 3 days and you don’t have to be a racer to enjoy the events! Line-up includes Velodrome Racing, Cyclocross, Forest City FUNDO, Criterium, and Night Ride.

2.  BEER Garden! Favorites from Fat Head’s, New Belgium, and Great Lake Brewing Company! Who doesn’t love a cold drink??

1.  It only happens once a year! Why miss out?!

So have you decided what you’re doing this weekend?? See you out there!

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youthpodiumWe are excited to announce that we will be working with 331 Racing in offering a local kids mountain bike progression sessions!

Who: Clinics are designed for ages 15 and under and will be broken down by age and/or skill level. Parents may join in on the fun too.

What: We’ll work on teaching your kids mountain bike skills, tricks, techniques, safety, trail awareness, power stroke, balance, track stands, wheelies, overcoming and riding obstacles and more. We’ll then head out on the trail to put the skills to use. Please bring your mountain bike, helmet and water bottle.

Where: Chapin Forest, 10381 Hobart Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

Schedule: August 7 | #1 balance, braking, and handling
August 14 | #2 handling skills turning and cornering
August 21 | #3 putting it all together – games, prizes & rides
August 28 | rain/make up day

6:15-6:30 on site check-in, registration & bike check
6:30-6:50 on bike instruction
6:50-7:30 trail ride
7:30-7:45 prizes/farewell

Investment: FREE!

To help with this clinic or to register your kid(s), please email Emily at mentorbicyclehub@gmail.com by August 4. Registration is limited, so don’t delay!

 

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Join us this Saturday, June 14, as team bicycle hub presents a fun bicycle photo hunt!

Start location: Beal’s Pickles and Pints, 36200 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per rider

What you are getting into: At the start, participants will be randomly selected to be on 2-3 person teams. Each team will then be given clues to certain checkpoints/locations (in the Willoughby/ Mentor surrounding area) where you must take a photo of the team as proof you were there. These locations may be historical landmarks or other places you should be able to figure out if you are good with clues or riddles! Total mileage will likely be around 12-15 miles and all levels of riders are welcome.

Your team determines the route to get to each location. As each picture is taken, they must be sent to the event judges. Prizes (cash or other) will be given out to the fastest team(s) that submit all location pictures to the judges. There will also be some special photo awards given out to best photo, most original, best use of bike, etc.!

What to bring: This event will require camera phones and a bicycle. This can be any kind of bicycle… your race bike, your hybrid bike or even your sister’s bike! And of course, helmets are required!

Awards ceremony and social as riders return at Beal’s Pickles and Pints!

Link to Facebook event page.

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Take a detour from your normal route and come join us tonight as we ride through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!

Cyclists of all ages will have two chances to cruise through the Zoo on their bikes this year when Wild Ride at the Zoo returns on Friday, May 9 and Friday, July 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wild Ride happens after the park closes to regular visitors so cyclists have the paths to themselves. Ride maps will point out bike routes around the Zoo for beginning, intermediate and experienced riders. Guests will experience the Zoo like never before as they navigate the trails with their own pedal power, cruise by many of the outdoor animals on exhibit and visit bike-related exhibitors on the Welcome Plaza.

Don’t have a way to transport your bike to the Zoo? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out! You can rent a bike for the night from The Bike Rack. Your bike will be ready and waiting for you at the Zoo. Call (216) 771-7120 to reserve your ride. The number of bikes available for rent is limited.

Tickets for Wild Ride are $12 per person, with a $2 discount for Cleveland Zoological Society members. A signed release form will be required for each rider, and a helmet is strongly recommended. Advance sale tickets are available online at clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo along with printable release forms. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign and deliver the waiver.

Wild Ride at the Zoo is a rain or shine event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

 

nbcLet the games begin!

What is the National Bike Challenge (NBC) you ask? It’s a bike challenge that begins May 1 and ends September 30. All you have to do is do what you already love doing – ride your bike – and then log your miles. Easy as pie, which you can treat yourself to after each ride if you’d like :) You can then compare your miles to cyclists nationally and locally. You can sign up for the NBC here.

Our local challenge is hosted by our local bike advocacy organization – Bike Cleveland – which we encourage everyone to become a member. Our local challenge is known as The Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes aka Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh. Last year Pitt won the battle by points while Cleveland actually logged more miles. (You earn 20 points for everyday you ride, plus a point per mile.) This year CLE is back for vengeance in the hopes that we will take the crown back. How can you help?? Simple, join the NBC and ride! Need some more motivation? Come join our NBC shop team here! AND we’re offering a surprise for the cyclist who rides the most miles on our team!

Ps. Monday shop rides start May 5 which is also a great way to log more miles.

Pss. The shop ride on May 5 will be a pizza party to kick off the season and NBC! Bikes and pizza, what more could you ask for?!

 

Many have been asking when the shop rides will start. Answer: Monday, April 28! We will again have A, B, and C groups. All groups will have a ride leader. As will be a fast 20+ mph pace with little or no re-grouping, Bs will average 16-19 mph with re-grouping, and Cs will be the no-one left behind group. As and Bs typically ride until shortly before sunset and Cs ride between 12 and 20 miles. Rides start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and maps will always be available. Stay tuned for the set routes this year.