Village Bicycle Cooperative hosts Winter Social

Village Bicycle Cooperative and Bike Cleveland teamed up again for a wonderful Winter Social on Feb. 9 at the VBC headquarters in the Bay Village Community House. The event featured sled riding, fat tire bike adventure, crafts, pizza, salad and a mouth-watering macaroni and cheese cook-off. The winners of the cook-off were Luke Smillie in first place and I took second. 

Over 60 adults and children including Mayor Paul Koomar and Ward 3 councilperson Sara Maier attended the social and enjoyed the demonstrations, gathered information about VBC and Bike Cleveland. Some brave souls rode fat tire bikes down the snowy hill. Josh Hayden and Jason Genard from Eddy’s Bike Shop told me that fat tire bikes cost $1,000 and up and their usage began in the Pacific Northwest in the '80s and could be considered the ATV of the bicycle world. Fun way to get around in all weather conditions!

Bike Cleveland’s representatives, Jason Kuhn and Deltrece Daniels, explained the purpose of their organization, which is to promote all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community. Jason and Deltrece had a booth with information and provided prizes for the mac/cheese contest.

If you would like to get involved at VBC with the many available programs check out No experience is needed and a guarantee of fun, friends and community involvement is promised. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 9:41 AM, 02.20.2018