Cycling Without Age Toledo

The Right To Wind In Your Hair

Donate to Cycling Without Age

Please consider making a donation to this program, we have our bike on order but still need funds to purchase a trailer! Donations are made to Maumee Valley Adventurers, a 501c3 non-profit (tax receipt available).

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen (now Cycling Without Age), who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought the first 5 trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 38 countries around the world.

We are working with Maumee Valley Adventurers and other local partners to bring this program to the greater Toledo area, for more information on how you can get involved, contact keith@WeAreTraffic.org

Sylvania River Trail Access Improvement

Thanks to the City of Sylvania for including the new curb cuts at the entrance of the Sylvania River Trail off Main Street. This will make it much easier (and safer) for cyclists to transition from the roadway on to the trail, and trail to the roadway. Thank you for making Sylvania a safe place for cyclists!

Main Street and Monroe will be closed until August 21 as they finalize the improvements to the road and sidewalks.

Education Efforts Never End - LEO's

Thanks to the City of Sylvania Police and Sylvania Townwhip Police departments for incorporating cyclist safety related content in their officer training programs. Patrol officers will watch "Understanding Cyclists' Position in the Roadway" and We Are Traffic will field questions and comments as we work together to improve the safety of cyclists.

Both departments will help distribute 3-feet stickers to better inform the general public about the safe passing legislation that became law on March 21, 2017.

Law Enforcement: Understanding Cyclists’ Position on the Roadway

Law Enforcement: Understanding Cyclists' Position on the Roadway from CyclingSavvy on Vimeo.

This video illustrates the safety concerns of cyclists using the road, and how the bicyclist’s position on the roadway can dramatically increase or decrease the most common crash types. Very special thanks to our friends at Cycling Savvy and the American Bicycling Education Association for producing and making this video available for Law Enforcement agencies.

Sylvania River Trail Phase 2 Under Construction

Construction is underway for Phase II of the Sylvania River Trail project that will run along the north side of the Flower Hospital campus, cross the Ottawa River, run under the US-23 expressway and exit out to Monroe Street. The highly anticipated addition to this project will increase the total length of the trail to 1.5 miles and include improvements such as elevated walkways, new bridges, and landscape beautification. Phase II will cost just over $2 million with $850,000 coming from grants and $400,000 coming from ProMedica Hospital contributions over the next five years. 

Sylvania River Trail Phase 2

For more details, visit the City of Sylvania Website

Bike Share Coming to Toledo - Public Meeting

Join the Mayor, City of Toledo representatives, the biking community, Metroparks Toledo, small businesses and your neighbors in a discussion about biking in Toledo! 

Representatives from GOTCHA bike (https://thegotchagroup.com/bike-share/) will be on hand to present information out the new bike share program coning to Toledo this summer! 

How will we handle safety? What are the infrastructure plans to support biking? What do citizens and supporters want to see to be bike-friendly? 

Join us! 
May 30, 2018
4:00-5:30PM
Ward Pavilion - Wildwood Metropark

Free and open to the public.

Toledo Bike Share

New Access to University Parks Trail

There will soon be a new connector to the University Parks Trail from Reynolds Road, just south of Central Avenue. Please join us in thanking Promedica who owns the land and is paying for the improvements to connect the Wildwood Complex to the U/P Trail. Based on the activity, the project will complete within May and provides a formal connection to Reynolds south of Central.



New Bike Racks installed at Sylvania Library


It is great to see the new bike racks being installed today at the Sylvania Library, currently under renovation. We attended several public meetings and asked for improved bike parking at the new library. Please join us in thanking the Toledo-Lucas County Library for providing routine accommodations for cyclists at their libraries. Infrastructure improvements can take a long time, requiring patience, diligence and sometimes just plain luck. We would also like to thank the general contractor, The Spieker Company, who actually took the time to call us for installation guidance today (this is rare). Lastly, we appreciate  HBM Architects and Stough and Stough Architects for including the bike racks in the plans.

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