Ride Pleasant Streets - Saturday Short Edition
7:00PM, Saturday October 1st

Come join us on Saturday, Oct 1 @ 3:00 PM as we make our way from Pleasant Ridge to beautiful Ault Park

We will also visit the site of the historic Cincinnati Observatory as an added treat. This ride features an out-and-back on Montgomery and Lester Roads, combined with low-stress streets in Norwood and a segment of the Wasson Way. The middle of our route takes us on a loop through Mt. Lookout—moderately hilly, but also where we are rewarded with the beauty of Ault Park and the Cincinnati Observatory. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE (25 riders max) after reading the event details. ———— By the way, did you know that Oct. 1 is also “International Observe the Moon Night?” How cool is that? If you want to follow up your bike ride by participating in this world-wide event, check out the ticket information at Cincinnati Observatory! ———— Queen City Bike is grateful to Pleasant Streets and Community Happens Here for helping to make this bike event possible. ———— Route preview: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41075668 As an added bonus of Queen City Bike’s sponsorship of this event, you can navigate this route for free on the Ride with GPS app at any time—both during the event and after! ———— Departure Time: 3:00pm - Please plan to arrive early so we can all leave in a punctual fashion - We will meet in front of Community Happens Here. - Ride leaders will be there by 2:45pm to answer any questions. Distance: 15 miles Difficulty: - Mid-level Beginners and above - All riders should be comfortable with basic bike-handling and traffic skills - Route is not suitable for young children, but may be a good match for proficient teenagers (per discretion of parents) - We will regroup as needed throughout the ride Terrain: The route is predominantly rolling, but has fewer flat stretches and more harder climbs than previous “Sat Short” events. Climbs: - The two hardest climbs will on Observatory Ave. (max 4.9% grade) as we head out of Ault Park; and the return journey up Lester Avenue (max ~4.5-5% grade) on our way back to Pleasant Ridge. - A handful of smaller climbs are also scattered amidst our loop through Mt. Lookout. Descents: - This route includes a roll down Lester Road (neg 4-5% grade) and a fun sweep out of Ault Park onto Observatory Drive (max neg 6.5% grade). Both of these are moderate descents that are great for building your confidence. Traffic stress: - >90% of this ride will be on low-traffic streets Higher-stress areas: - The busiest area will be riding through the center of Pleasant Ridge (on Montgomery). The multiple traffic lights, the lower traffic volume on Saturday afternoons, and our presence as a group will all help to reduce the stress in this section. - The second busiest area will be rolling down Erie Ave. toward Marburg Ave. We will be carrying good speed in this section, however, so not many cars will need to pass us. When we arrive at Erie and Marburg, we will do a special turn-around loop that will reduce stress at this often-busy junction. Post-ride: - Fraser and I will bring a variety of beverages and snacks, and we will gather around the shady picnic table at the back of the parking lot at Community Happens Here. - Additional family members/friends are welcome to swing by après-bike. - We should be done with the ride by about 5:00pm. ———— Safety Notes: - Helmets required - Bike must be in good working condition. Please contact me if you have any questions. - If you have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, please plan to wear a mask during the ride Weather Notes: - In the event of adverse weather, I will post an update on the day of the ride—at or before noon - Updates will be shared on the Facebook event page, and also via the Ride Pleasant Streets Google Group - No message means the ride is still on. Parking: - Community Happens Here asks that if at all possible, we do NOT use their parking lot during our events. - The good news is there is PLENTY of free parking located one block from Community Happens Here at the Pleasant Ridge Community Parking Lot (located behind the Walgreens at 6204 Montgomery Road). From your parking location there, simply cross Woodmont Ave, go past the Sunoco gas station, and you will arrive at the front of Community Happens Here.

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3:00PM, Sunday October 2nd

If it’s Sunday, it must be Open Shop

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6:00PM, Sunday October 2nd

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9:00PM, Monday October 3rd

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Mellow Rollers
10:00PM, Tuesday October 4th

An inclusive group ride for folks and bikes of all kinds

We'll roll around the urban basin with routes that focus on calm streets, local knowledge, and building confident ridership. 10-12mph avg, conversational pace, less than 20 miles, never too much climbing. No drop, very supportive, refreshments at Wooden Cask Brewery afterward. Meet at Reser Bicycle (in the National Band and Tag lot across from Reser on 7th) Roll out at 6:15pm, please arrive a little early. What to bring: yourself, your bike, some water, blinkie lights, your helmet, and maybe a spare tube for your ride (we'll have a mechanic who can help in the event of needed repairs). #ridewhatyoubrought #partypace Hosted by: QCB & Licking Valley Velo

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Urban Basin Bicycle Club
10:30PM, Tuesday October 4th

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Some rides are themed (e.g. breweries, art deco etc.) and others are just rambling. Then we will rotate among various bars for a “debrief.” Sound good? Invite anyone and everyone. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at the Washington Park gazebo. Follow the Facebook page for details.

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#coffeeoutsideCVG
11:00AM, Friday October 7th

A chill morning brew with folks from around the city

No riding required. Just show up.
Check @coffeeoutsidecvg on Instagram for details on where and how.
Hosted by: Coffee Outside
https://www.coffeeoutsidecvg.bike/

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Open Shop @ MoBo!
3:00PM, Sunday October 9th

If it’s Sunday, it must be Open Shop

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Cincinnati Hardcourt Bike Polo
6:00PM, Sunday October 9th

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9:00PM, Monday October 10th

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Mellow Rollers
10:00PM, Tuesday October 11th

An inclusive group ride for folks and bikes of all kinds

We'll roll around the urban basin with routes that focus on calm streets, local knowledge, and building confident ridership. 10-12mph avg, conversational pace, less than 20 miles, never too much climbing. No drop, very supportive, refreshments at Wooden Cask Brewery afterward. Meet at Reser Bicycle (in the National Band and Tag lot across from Reser on 7th) Roll out at 6:15pm, please arrive a little early. What to bring: yourself, your bike, some water, blinkie lights, your helmet, and maybe a spare tube for your ride (we'll have a mechanic who can help in the event of needed repairs). #ridewhatyoubrought #partypace Hosted by: QCB & Licking Valley Velo

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Urban Basin Bicycle Club
10:30PM, Tuesday October 11th

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Some rides are themed (e.g. breweries, art deco etc.) and others are just rambling. Then we will rotate among various bars for a “debrief.” Sound good? Invite anyone and everyone. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at the Washington Park gazebo. Follow the Facebook page for details.

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Blink BRIGHT Ride 2022
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#coffeeoutsideCVG
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No riding required. Just show up.
Check @coffeeoutsidecvg on Instagram for details on where and how.
Hosted by: Coffee Outside
https://www.coffeeoutsidecvg.bike/

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Open Shop @ MoBo!
3:00PM, Sunday October 16th

If it’s Sunday, it must be Open Shop

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Cincinnati Hardcourt Bike Polo
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Ride Pleasant Streets - Sunday Long Edition
7:00PM, Sunday October 16th

Ride Pleasant Streets departs from Pleasant Ridge on the 1st Saturday and the 3rd Sunday of every month

Departure time is 3:00 p.m. from Community Happens Here (6238 Montgomery Road; 45213). Riders from all over the metro area are welcome.
These are welcoming rides with an emphasis on group ride etiquette, bike skill development, community building, and neighborhood exploration. The Saturday "short" rides are <15 miles, and the Sunday "long" rides are generally 15-25 miles.
Routes are varied each month, and take advantage of low-stress streets, bike lanes, and shared-use paths as much as possible. Route details are shared in advance (~3-7 days) so you can decide if the ride will be a good fit for your fitness and experience level.
Here's how you can stay in touch with Ride Pleasant Streets.

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Kids Day at MoBo!
9:00PM, Monday October 17th

Every Monday is Kids Day at MoBo bicycle coop in Northside

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Mellow Rollers
10:00PM, Tuesday October 18th

An inclusive group ride for folks and bikes of all kinds

We'll roll around the urban basin with routes that focus on calm streets, local knowledge, and building confident ridership. 10-12mph avg, conversational pace, less than 20 miles, never too much climbing. No drop, very supportive, refreshments at Wooden Cask Brewery afterward. Meet at Reser Bicycle (in the National Band and Tag lot across from Reser on 7th) Roll out at 6:15pm, please arrive a little early. What to bring: yourself, your bike, some water, blinkie lights, your helmet, and maybe a spare tube for your ride (we'll have a mechanic who can help in the event of needed repairs). #ridewhatyoubrought #partypace Hosted by: QCB & Licking Valley Velo

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Urban Basin Bicycle Club
10:30PM, Tuesday October 18th

The Urban Basin Bicycle Club is for those bicyclists interested in riding in the Urban Basin, such as downtown, OTR, Northern Kentucky and the Mill Creek Valley, exploring sights and scenery along the way

Some rides are themed (e.g. breweries, art deco etc.) and others are just rambling. Then we will rotate among various bars for a “debrief.” Sound good? Invite anyone and everyone. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at the Washington Park gazebo. Follow the Facebook page for details.

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#coffeeoutsideCVG
11:00AM, Friday October 21st

A chill morning brew with folks from around the city

No riding required. Just show up.
Check @coffeeoutsidecvg on Instagram for details on where and how.
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https://www.coffeeoutsidecvg.bike/

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1:00PM, Saturday October 22nd

Free safety checks and commuter consultations provided by QCB and her friends

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Open Shop @ MoBo!
3:00PM, Sunday October 23rd

If it’s Sunday, it must be Open Shop

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Cincinnati Hardcourt Bike Polo
6:00PM, Sunday October 23rd

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9:00PM, Monday October 24th

Every Monday is Kids Day at MoBo bicycle coop in Northside

Kids can come learn to fix their bikes and enjoy bike-related programming all year long. Each participant will receive a free used bike and learn how to fix and maintain it. This event is geared towards people aged 5-16. Hosted by: MoBo Bicycle Co-op

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Mellow Rollers
10:00PM, Tuesday October 25th

An inclusive group ride for folks and bikes of all kinds

We'll roll around the urban basin with routes that focus on calm streets, local knowledge, and building confident ridership. 10-12mph avg, conversational pace, less than 20 miles, never too much climbing. No drop, very supportive, refreshments at Wooden Cask Brewery afterward. Meet at Reser Bicycle (in the National Band and Tag lot across from Reser on 7th) Roll out at 6:15pm, please arrive a little early. What to bring: yourself, your bike, some water, blinkie lights, your helmet, and maybe a spare tube for your ride (we'll have a mechanic who can help in the event of needed repairs). #ridewhatyoubrought #partypace Hosted by: QCB & Licking Valley Velo

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Some rides are themed (e.g. breweries, art deco etc.) and others are just rambling. Then we will rotate among various bars for a “debrief.” Sound good? Invite anyone and everyone. We meet every Tuesday night at 6:30 pm at the Washington Park gazebo. Follow the Facebook page for details.

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disCOVeRIDE!
9:45PM, Wednesday October 26th

#coffeeoutsideCVG
11:00AM, Friday October 28th

A chill morning brew with folks from around the city

No riding required. Just show up.
Check @coffeeoutsidecvg on Instagram for details on where and how.
Hosted by: Coffee Outside
https://www.coffeeoutsidecvg.bike/

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Open Shop @ MoBo!
3:00PM, Sunday October 30th

If it’s Sunday, it must be Open Shop

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6:00PM, Sunday October 30th

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9:00PM, Monday October 31st

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