Cycling Without Age Toledo

The Right To Wind In Your Hair

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Please consider making a donation to support this program! Thanks to our generous donors, we have our first bike and trailer, with hopes to add a second bike for next season. 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

U/P Trail Detour - Gas Line Repairs -COMPLETELY

UPDATE: Project is complete and trail is open 24/7.

During the inspection of the gas line that runs near the University Parks Trail (between McCord and King), they found more work than expected. As a result, we can expect the U/P trail to be closed from 7AM to 5PM, Monday-Friday as they make repairs. The duration is unknown (as of 8/8/19). If you encounter the closure, check out our map for alternate routes mostly on quiet neighborhood streets.

Dorr Street Bridge Closure over I-75

For commuters using Dorr Street, you'll have to take another route over I-75 for most of 2019. According to ODOT, the bridge just west of Washington Street is scheduled to be under reconstruction for ~300 days so we can expect completion around November 2019. The Nebraska Street bridge is an alternative for more southern transits. Otherwise take Collingwood Blvd over I-75 to make your way to/from Downtown Toledo!

Toledo's First Couple of Bicycling...


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Cyclists of all ages and abilities joined together recently at the Wildwood Toledo Metroparks to dedicate a new Fix-it Station along with much needed bike parking in front of the Visitor's Center. The project has been a culmination of efforts by local bike clubs and individuals to recognize Ray and Pat Squire. Ray passed away on December 31, 2015 and soon after his friends and family started the conversation about how to best remember Ray for all of his contributions to the Toledo cycling community. We found that every thought of Ray placed Pat right by his side, they accomplished so much together. Let us celebrate the contributions of Ray and Pat Squire together, Toledo's First Couple of Bicycling!

This installation would not be possible but for the contributions of the Maumee Valley Adventurers, Ohio Bicycle Federation, Toledo Area Bicyclists, We Are Traffic and Toledo Area Metroparks. For more pictures from the dedication, click this link.

Michigan’s Safe Passing Law Goes into Effect 9/27/18

Starting today, Thursday September 27, drivers must give a minimum of 3-feet of room while passing bicyclists on Michigan roadways. This new Public Act was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Snyder on June, 29 2018.   

PA 279 of 2018 requires a motorist attempting to overtake a bicyclist traveling in the same direction to give at least three feet to the left of the bicyclist as they pass until they have safely passed the bicyclist. The motorist may drive to the left of the center of the highway to pass a bicyclist if it is safe to do so, regardless of if the vehicle is in a no-passing zone.

Working with our membership and in partnership with key organizational partners, LMB led the charge to enact this common-sense legislation aimed at improving bicycle safety for all. We would like to once again thank all of our members, donors, and partners for helping us make this happen.

Learn more about the new law and the excellent work of LMB:  <CLICK HERE>

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