Join us October 10 at the grand opening of new Sylvania library on King Road starting at 10AM. The Southview Band will greet guests and there will be remarks by library officials, Sylvania dignitaries and other special guests with tours of the new library.
If you're able to join, consider riding your bike to the event to show our appreciation for including secure bike parking. Easy access from the U/P trail to King Road, bike lane to the library entrance!
We are thankful for the excellent bike racks in front of the building, special thanks to Kevin Kennedy of HBM Architects for including them in the project!
The Woodley Road bridge that spans I-475 has re-opened! This is an important link for commuters that need to cross 475 without using one of the busier roads nearby. A recent article in The Blade reported that the bridge may need additional work that could close the crossing intermittently, but it should be passable by bicyclists and pedestrians.
Update: Saturday was very hot but we still had a steady flow of cyclists attending the Art Fair. Cooler temps on Sunday brought out the regular crowd with many more bikes to park...a very successful weekend! Thanks to the many volunteers that helped to make this happen, we couldn't have done it without you!
We are partnering with the Sylvania Slow Ryders and Maumee Valley Adventurers to support free bike valet parking at the Maple and Main Art Fair on June 11 & 12. Help promote transportation to the event by bicycle as we provide secure bike parking for attendees. Come enjoy the Art Fair and set aside a couple of hours to work with another volunteer parking bikes! It's a lot of fun and you'll have a chance to meet other bicyclists at the event. On Sunday, check out the 6th Annual Sylvania Cycling Classic, take in the Art Fair...and volunteer for the bike valet!
Volunteers will receive a Maple & Main Art Fair t-shirt from a prior year, you can pickup at volunteer check-in before your shift.
Update: We had a great time providing the Bike Valet with over 30 bikes parked during the event last night. All of our equipment was transported between my Bullitt Cargo Bike and Steve Atkinson's trailer (thanks Steve).
Join the festivities in Downtown Sylvania for the monthly First Friday Red Bird Art Walk from 5~8pm this Friday, May 5. In celebration of Bike Month, there are many bike themes activities including our debut of our new Bike Valet Parking racks. We will set up near Maple and Main, ride your bike to the event and we'll take care of your ride as you enjoy the festivities. This is made possible through a grant from Maumee Valley Adventurers.
Metroparks is working with the Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (NORTA) on a plan to pave the North Folk of the Wabash-Cannonball Trail an additional 10 miles from where the current pavement leaves off at Lucas-Fulton Road to County Road 11 in Fulton County (two miles east of Wauseon). The park system is applying for a grant that will fund 95 percent of the cost. Metroparks has pledged the 5 percent matching funds and has committed to patrol and service the trail. NORTA has agreed to manage the long-term maintenance of the trail.
Metroparks and NORTA are seeking public input on this plan, and a public meeting will be held later this spring. This survey is an additional way for you to give feedback.
Your answers and comments will help us in the grant process.
Application / Renewals are now being accepted for the 2016 Commuter Pass
Regional trails are used for commuting as well as recreation, fitness and enjoying nature. Because trail hours are the same as the Metroparks - 7 a.m. until dark every day of the year - it limits some commuters' options. For example, a someone bicycling to work, school or church during open hours would be unable to return on the same trail after dark.
For this reason, Metroparks issues special permits for after hours commuting on the University/Parks and Wabash Cannonball trails.
Thanks to a joint project with the City of Sylvania, two new bike racks were installed on existing posts.
The "hitch" style bike rack is normally used on parking meters to provide bike parking with existing infrastructure. They worked perfecting on the existing "horse head hitching posts" that were installed with downtown improvements several years ago. We hope to see more of these in downtown Sylvania very soon! Thank you City of Sylvania! Find them on our Bike Rack Map.
We are very excited to see progressive bike racks located at the entrance of the new Promedica Health and Wellness Center located at 5700 Monroe Street in Sylvania, OH. This type of rack is much better than the "wheel bender racks" located at some of the other Promedica facilities, providing two points of contact with the bike. Thank you for including and please use this type of rack (or similar styles) for future Promedica facilities.
See the location on our bike rack map and be sure to let us know of other bike racks or more importantly, where you need bike parking!
This member benefit has now expanded into Ohio! If you're not already a AAA member, now is a good time to consider joining...TODAY!
AAA will transport you and your disabled bicycle anywhere within the towing coverage mileage provided by your AAA membership at no cost. Member must be present at the time of service and have an active AAA Allied Group membership.
Bicycle service is not available to members when riding outside the territory of AAA Allied Group.
Bicycle service applies to all 2-wheeled bicycles, including rental bicycles, that can be transported by a normal bicycle rack. Tandem bicycles are not eligible for service.
AAA will provide transportation for only you and your disabled bicycle – repair service not provided.
Bicycle service cannot be used to transport a bicycle from a members’ home to a repair shop or other destination.
Service is provided only along a normally traveled street or road.
Transportation beyond the member’s towing allowance by coverage level will incur a per mile additional cost.
Bicycle service is provided for the rider whose bicycle is disabled and accompanying minors. Bicycle service for a minor must be requested by a legal guardian that is an active AAA member.
A member can request AAA to transport bicycle to a repair shop up to the miles allowed by coverage level at no cost. If member chooses not to accompany their bicycle to the repair shop, AAA is not responsible for providing details for repair to the shop and has no liability for lost or further damaged bicycles once drop off of the bicycle is complete.