Office of Environmental Stewardship
Mayor's Office of Environmental Stewardship
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone : (614) 645-7671
Fax : (614) 645-5818
Green Memo III
View the Columbus Green Community Plan: Green Memo III here.
Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15!
Join hundreds of people riding into downtown along one of eight pre-planned routes described below and mapped
(viewed best using Chrome). All routes end at Columbus Commons at 8:00AM for a celebration including free breakfast from Whole Foods Market and coffee compliments of Columbus Commons, awards, booths, and networking- You could even win a folding bicycle compliments of car2go! Mayor Michael B. Coleman will ride with the group that has the most registered riders and will present the team with a custom award designed by Columbus artist and firefighter Allison Meade.
Registration is now open - Look for routes listed as "Park & Pedal" if you would like free car parking in order to ride into downtown for the remainder of your commute.
To further celebrate bike commuters, Lucky's Market will be providing a surprise treat on Tuesday, May 12th for people near OSU Wetlands along the Olentangy Trail, the city's busiest trail with over 1 million users in 2014.
DON’T WORK DOWNTOWN?
We still want to know where you’re riding! Register your ride to work here.
NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2011, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 47 percent.
Bike to Work Day is a great time to try commuting on two wheels for the first time, because no matter where you are riding from, you'll be riding with a lot of other people. Bike to Work Day shows what our streets could look like every day if we continue encouraging and investing in bicycling as transportation.
Event Date: May 15, 2015
Event Type: Athletic
Event Location: Columbus Commons
Hilltop Route with Friends of Camp Chase Trail (Park & Pedal):Led by Jody Dzuranin, email@example.com
Meet at the Westgate Shelter House (3271 Wicklow Rd) at 7:00 AM. The ride will depart at 7:10AM. This ride will be on trail and on-street.
Academy Park Route with Columbus Recreation and Parks (Park & Pedal):
Led by Brad Westall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at the Academy Park/ Cleo Dumaree Athletic Complex at 7:15AM. This ride will primarily take place on-street.
Oak Street Route with CoGo Bike Share and Partners:
Led by Kristin Edwards, email@example.com or 614-352-2649
Meet at the CoGo warehouse at 610 Oak Street at 7:00AM. The ride will depart at 7:30AM. This ride will be on-street. A free CoGo bike will be provided for use on the ride when reserved in advance by contacting Kristin.
North Route with the Friends of Metro Parks (Park & Pedal):
Led by Kathryn
Meet at Whetstone Park of Roses (parking lot near main buildings) at 7:00AM. The ride will depart at 7:15AM. This ride will primarily be on trail. Some street riding will be required once downtown. Contact the ride leader if you would like to meet up with the group at another location along the route.
North West Route with Yay Bikes!:
Led by Ken Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at Whole Foods on Lane Avenue. The ride will depart at 6:50AM and will connect with additional riders at Goodale Park at 7:30AM. This ride will be on-street.
Goodale Park Route with Yay Bikes!:
Led by Catherine Girves, email@example.com
Meet at the corner of Goodale and Front Streets. The ride will depart at 7:30AM after connecting with additional riders coming in from the North West Rote. This ride will be on-street.
South Route with MORPC and car2go (Park & Pedal):
Led by Claire Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet at Schiller Park near Stewart Ave. at 7:15AM. The ride will depart at 7:30AM. This ride will be on-street.
Dodge Route with MORPC and car2go (Park & Pedal):
Led by Amelia
Meet at Dodge Park at 7:30AM. Ride will depart at 7:45 AM after connecting with additional riders coming in from the South Route.