Memorial Bike Ride in Cleveland
Posted 10/8/2012A memorial bike ride was held in Cleveland on September 15, the 3d anniversary of Sylvia's death. Around 100 riders participated, all wearing white T-shirts, many with "I Ride for Sylvia" on the back. The ride paused at 21st and Prospect to dedicate this bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalk. The ride ended at the former address of Hard-Hatted Women where Sylvia was headed for work the day she was killed. Bike Cleveland helped promote the ride with help from the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op. Here's some links related to the ride: newsnet5; facebook.
A new community-oriented store Sylvia would have been very proud of !
Posted 7/12/2011On a happier note, our last visit to Cleveland in June coincided with the opening day of the Joy Machines Bike Shop, an exciting community-oriented startup in Ohio City, jointly owned and operated by Alex Nosse, who was Sylvia's boyfriend, and his friend Renato Pereira-Castillo. The concept for the shop was born in the winter of 2010 and only six months later they're open for business. These guys are amazing! Beside repairing bicycles and selling new ones, Alex and Renato are interested in doing outreach and education in low-income communities. See their website at http://www.joymachinesbikeshop.com
Here are pictures taken at their store on opening day:
Urban Bicycle Safety Classes and Bike to Work Day
Posted 4/29/2011Learn the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, rights and responsibilities, from a certified bicycle safety instructor with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
3701 Broadway, Oakland, CA, Conference Room G101D
One-Hour Brown Bag
Tuesday, May 17, 12:30-1:30pm, Fabiola, Conference Room 445
Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12
Energizer Station, 7:00-9:30am, outside Fabiola Building
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Alex and Emilio Speak About Their Bicycle Trip Across The United States In Memory Of Their Friend Sylvia
Posted 2/11/2011See Video Clip and News Article >>