Ariel Godwin of Victorian Village contacted me about the following ride that's in the works for those bike commuters and anyone living in Victorian Village who'd like to try it out.
Riding in numbers is a great way to create visibility on the streets, and just have some fun!
Daily Group Bike Commute: Vic Village/Short North to DowntownPeople, not speed.
This is a daily group ride for bike commuters from the Victorian Village / Short North / Italian Village area to Downtown. Please spread the word.
Meet at the northeast corner of Goodale Park, at Buttles & Park St., at 8:00 a.m. every weekday. We'll leave at 8:05. For the ride home, meet at the northeast corner of Broad & Front St., by the Leveque Tower, at 5:10 pm. We'll leave at 5:15. This will take place every weekday starting March 17, 2010.
- Strength and safety in numbers.
- Riding with a group will give confidence to people who might not otherwise ride. If you've been wanting to try bike commuting but it makes you nervous, this group is for you.
- Being visible and setting a good example. The more cyclists commute in Columbus, the more accepted they will be.
The route downtown will go along Park St., Front St., Marconi Blvd., and Civic Center Drive. The route and times are flexible and open to suggestions.
We have the same right to use the road as motorists, and will follow the rules of the road. We will look out for each other and avoid riding in the "door zone" of parked cars. A digest of Ohio bicycle laws can be found here: http://www.ohiobike.org/bicycle-law-digest.html
Come bike with us! Rain or shine!