A unique bicycle ride where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as riding your bike.
Is not owning a mountain bike keeping you from trying it? If so, then come out to MoMBA and borrow one of our bikes to ride, free, for a lap or two. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Toddler to adult sizes available.
Come join Artemis Center, Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency, for a fun-filled bicycle tour on the Miami Valley Bikeways Bike Path. Riders from near and far come together to raise awareness and cycle against Domestic Violence. Pick your best costume and rally your friends or colleagues to create a “pedal crew” and collect pledges before the event!
Link: Dayton Bike Share is getting into spirit the world’s greatest bicycle race with the inaugural year of Tour de Link. Participants can compete in three different challenges to earn the sleek activewear that pays homage to the jerseys of the Tour de France. The tour runs July 1st – July 23rd.
“Tour de Link mimics the challenges built into the Tour de France. For example, the polka dot jersey goes to the best climber in the Tour de France. Our polka dot shirt will go to the rider who completes the most trips at our Grafton Hill Station, which sits at the highest elevation,” says Chris Buck, Business Development Manager for Bike Miami Valley.
In fact, there are multiple ways to win this unique challenge. The rider who spends the most time on the bike, will win the Yellow Link shirt, the rider who takes the most trips will win the Green Link shirt and the rider who ends the most trips at the Grafton Hill station will ride away with the Polka-Dot Link shirt.
Any individual may register for the competition. “The beauty of this challenge is that other than registration, we do all of the counting for you. You don’t need to sign into an app or log your trips individually, you just need to ride a Link Bike,” says Buck.
Link: Dayton Bike Share is a popular program run by Bike Miami Valley and Greater Dayton RTA. Since its launch on May 5, 2015, Link riders have totaled more than 70,000 trips and have attracted more than 9,000 unique users to the system.
What: Tour de Link
When: July 1, 2017 to July 23, 2017
How: Register at https://linkdayton.org/top-nav-pages/community/tour-de-link
More Info: https://linkdayton.org/
Questions: Chris Buck, [email protected], 937-496-3826
Those green Link bikes are everywhere you look these days…and so are Dayton’s watering holes! Why not combine the two and hop onto Dayton’s newest summer sensation: LINK and DRINK. The fun starts when you and your friends join the link system, and make your way across town, from UD to DAI, through South Park, Oregon and St. Anne’s! There are 27 stations throughout the downtown area to dock, discover and do Dayton!
Interestingly, many of those docks are strategically placed near some of Dayton’s favorite hang-outs – 5th Street BrewPub, Tumbleweed, DublinPub and many more.
‘We actually followed a map,’ says Alexis Larsen, who Link and Drink is attributed to. (Some people also refer to the excursion as Tour D’Alexis in her honor.) ‘By creating a map, we were able to pinpoint how to get around to EVERY station, and of course refresh ourselves along the way!’
The idea is to see the city using public transportation and appreciating all areas of the metro area. The original Tour D’Alexis began at the station located outside of McPhersonTown.
From there, the route went in a somewhat concentric-circular fashion, ending at Riverscape.
‘What made the trip special was posting on Facebook and having friends invite us in to their homes along the way for a refreshment! It was like a community project!’ says Brent Johnson, one of the LinkDrinkers.
Here are some things the LinkDrinkers want you to know before embarking on your own special tour of the city!
*Download the BCYCLE APP. This helps you know how many bikes await at each station. Also, if there is room to drop off a bike.
*Pay attention to all traffic laws, and do not imbibe until completing trip…have water, juice, pop or a beer or two along the route. BE CAREFUL!
*Take some money for breakfast and lunch. Eating is essential in the Dayton Metro area!
*Take a camera. Pictures of the event are essential!
*Check out what there is to see along the way….DAI, Wright Brothers Museum, Oregon District…etc.
*Have a navigator to ensure you hit all stations…nothing worse than missing out on one!
*Plan the day. You can do the map quickly, but take your time!
*See attached map for food suggestions! Take a bottled water for the longer stretches.
*Figure out where you will celebrate the end of your adventure.
Certainly, there are some great festivals and events coming to downtown this summer, but to be frank, the idea of friends, bikes, food, drinks, a wonderful city and exercise all in one has to be an option that excites all Daytonians.
Rest assured, two-wheels and 10 friends is the best way to see our town!
The City of Springboro is partnering once again with friends at Crooked Handle Brewing Company for the third Bike the Handle ride on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 2-4pm. The fun will start and end at the brewery located 760 North Main Street in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk Shopping Center in Springboro with a pre-ride orientation followed by a bike ride on the streets of Springboro then return to the brewery for a tour and $1.00 off pints for riders. All ride participants will be entered into a drawing for Crooked Handle merchandise.
The ride will take place on City streets at a moderate pace. There will be hills. Participants are responsible for making their own evaluation of traffic, roads and safety. All participants need to be 18 years of age or older. All riders will need to have a helmet, front and rear bike lights and reflective clothing. If you need a rear bike light please contact the City of Springboro at 937-748-6183.
Whether you’re a seasoned cycling commuter or a first time bike rider, unite with us to share the culture and the fun of biking to work! Just one of many reasons Dayton, OH is a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community!
Join us at RiverScape MetroPark on May 19 from 7-9 AM:
- mingle with bike-related exhibitors,
- tour the Bike Hub,
- enter the team challenge to win sweet prizes,
- commemorate your ride at the Dayton Cycling Club photo booth or
- just enjoy a cup of joe from Boston Stoker after an invigorating morning ride.
|Ride to RiverScape MetroPark for National Bike To Work Day Pancake Breakfast, presented by MVRPC|
Today marks the second year since Link: Dayton Bike docked its first bike in 2015. Link users took more than 30,600 trips in 2016 and burned more than 1,700,000 calories. Since its launch in 2015, Link users have taken more than 65,000 trips and have attracted more than 8,000 unique users to the system.
Link grew from 24 stations to 27 in 2016, adding stations at Tech Town, the Montgomery County Job Center and at the Greater Dayton RTA Longworth Campus. The community also saw growth in the number of bike lanes on Warren Street and East Fifth Street, opening up new connections between Link stations.
New this year, Link is offering a membership type that offers hour trips – Annual Plus. Other perks of the membership include the opportunity for name recognition on a bike and a swag item from Link. “We’re excited to offer this new membership to our customers that want to chip in a little more to help us sustain and grow the program,” says Bike Miami Valley executive director Laura Estandia. “Annual Plus gives us the opportunity to recognize them and offer some perks in thanks.”
Birthday on Saturday, May 13th at Fifth Street Brewpub from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The pub is tapping a special brew in celebration of Link’s Birthday dubbed Pedal Power.
Link will celebrate its 2nd“We’ve brewed a gose beer for Link,” says Brewmaster Darren Link. “Yes, Link is my last name, so I’ve always had an affinity for the bikes. The beer we’re brewing will be brewed with hops, orange peel and coriander. The hops have a salty flavor so it will be reminiscent of drinking a Gatorade.”
Link is looking forward to a great first weekend of May with the launch of the River Run project downtown and the arrival of more than 600 International Trail Symposium attendees. “We’re excited to give those attending the conference an easy, convenient way to get around downtown,” says Estandia, “We’re kicking Bike Month off in a big way this year!”
BALANCE is a juried show of bicycle-based or themed 2D and 3D work—held in conjunction with Troy, Ohio’s 2017 Sculptures on the Square public art exhibit of Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s Las Bicicletas—and will be on display in the Mayflower Arts Center’s Lobby Gallery, May 1-June 24, 2017.
Participation in BALANCE is open to all artists over the age of 16. Artists making 2D and 3D art based loosely or directly on bicycles, bicycle history, and bicycle culture are encouraged to submit their work.
All submissions will be juried by the Mayflower Arts Center’s exhibition committee. Along with three jury awards, there will also be a People’s Choice Award based on popular votes cast by visitors during the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival (June 3-6, 2017), one of Ohio’s premiere and highest attended festivals.
While BALANCE is being held in conjunction with the Sculptures on the Square public display, work submitted to Balance does not have to be related to Navarro’s work, style, context, or concept.
– All 2D and 3D media accepted (no audio or video files will be accepted). 3D works must be free-standing. 2D works must be framed or have finished edges and be delivered ready to install. Any work not properly prepared will not be included in the exhibit.
– The Mayflower Arts Center is a family-friendly arts center. Work depicting gratuitous nudity, profanity, or obscenities cannot be accepted. If you have a question about the acceptability of your art, please contact us before submitting.
– All entries will be submitted via the exhibition submission form on the Mayflower Arts Center’s website.
– Artists/designers may submit up to 5 works for a $40 non-refundable entry fee. Artwork submitted without payment will not be considered.
– For 3D work, submit images depicting the work as best you feel are needed. We prefer at least 2 images per work (full view and detail), but if you have 5 works you are submitting, then make sure the single image of each work shows the best angle and details of the work possible.
– For safety reasons, extremely large works may not be accepted. If you have any questions about the size of your work fitting in our gallery, please contact us before submitting.
– All artwork must be original and be accompanied by title, medium, dimensions, year of completion, and retail value.
– Entries will be judged from digital files. Images should be JPEG or PNG format, 72dpi, 800 pixels at their longest side, including your name in the digital file name.
– Artwork will be juried based on artistic vision, originality, technical execution, and adherence to the theme.
– Accepted artists/designers will be required to submit a high-resolution photograph of the accepted artwork for use with online and print media for marketing purposes. The artist’s name, website, and information about the work will be displayed alongside the work.
– All artwork must be for sale. The MAYFLOWER ARTS CENTER will take a 30% commission (plus 7% sales tax) from artwork sold during the exhibition.
– You will be notified of the jurors’ decisions by email and website posting on Saturday, April 15.
– Exhibiting artists will be required to deliver artwork to the Mayflower Arts Center by no later than April 24. Work shipped must include return postage. No packing peanuts please. Any artwork received after 5:00pm on April 24 may not be included in the exhibit.
– By submitting artwork to Balance you grant the Mayflower Arts Center and the Sculptures on the Square organizations the right to use and publish images of your artwork for promotional purposes. Artist retains all other rights to the artwork.
– If you have a question about the acceptability of your art, please contact us at [email protected]
– Recognition will be awarded to the top three works as selected by the Mayflower Arts Center Exhibition Committee.
– Recognition will be awarded for a People’s Choice Award based on votes received by exhibition visitors.
LAS BICICLETAS BACKGROUND:
Las Bicicletas (http://lasbicicletas.org/) is an urban art exhibit created by Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. It comprises 250 bicycle sculptures in black, white, red and orange; colors that were used by the Mayan culture to symbolize the four cardinal points. Over 30 sculptures will be on display throughout downtown Troy for the public to view. One of the sculptures will be on display in the Lobby Gallery of the Mayflower Arts Center.
The mission of Las Bicicletas is to promote through art, the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation and to procure better living conditions for all people in friendlier cities. Las Bicicletas’ objective is that bicycles are universally recognized as vehicles of happiness and health.
THE MAYFLOWER ARTS CENTER
The Mayflower Arts Center provides a community-friendly environment to create art, and enlighten and inspire a deeper appreciation of art among artists and patrons. Located prominently on the vibrant downtown square of Troy, Ohio—in the historic 1928 Mayflower Theater building—the Mayflower Arts Center offers gallery and exhibit spaces, classes and workshops, indie/art films, fine art retail, art lectures, performances and concerts. The Lobby Gallery presents work from local, regional, and national artists throughout the year.
ENTRY DEADLINE: April 10 (11:59pm EST)
Entry Fee: $40.00 (non-refundable)
Mayflower Arts Center Lobby Gallery
9 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio, 45373
Artist Reception: May 6 (6:00-8:00pm)
IMPORTANT DATES (all times reflect EST)
April 10 (11:59pm): Submission Deadline
April 15: Jurying Announcement (entrants notified by email / website)
April 24 (5:00pm): Drop-off/Delivery Deadline
April 24 – 30: Curation/Installation
May 1 – June 24: Exhibition Dates*
May 6 (6:00-8:00pm): Artist Reception
May 1 – June 4: Public Voting*
June 4 (5:00pm): Voting Closes
June 9 (7:00pm): People’s Choice Award Announcement
June 24 – July 1: Art Pick-up/Delivery*
COMPLETE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS and ENTRY FORM are available at http://
On-line registration for the 2017 Miami Valley Cycling Summit (MVCS) to be held 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday, May 5th at Wright State University is now available at www.CyclingSummit.com.
The event is free and open to the public.
The first 300 people registered receiving a free bike bell provided by Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission Pedal Pals and those registering by April 21 will be guaranteed a free lunch
Using the power of cycling to drive economic development in communities throughout the region will be the focus of the 2017 MVCS.
Local, regional and national experts will detail how cycling can benefit all communities through a day of speakers, vendors and networking with the theme of “Cycling Attracts.”
The event offers a chance to further engage in the region’s bike agenda and learn about the past, present and future of cycling in the Miami Valley.
On-site registration will open beginning at 7:30 am at the Wright State University Student Union.
Four educational tracks will be offered in morning and afternoon session. The topics will focus on Economic Impact and Community Development; Health and Safety; Partnerships and Collaboration; as well as Policy and Funding.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Aparna Dial, Deputy Director, Department of Public Service for the City of Columbus, as well as leading the City of Columbus Smart City program.
Prior to serving at the City of Columbus, she was the Director of Energy Services and Sustainability at The Ohio State University and as the University Energy and Sustainability Engineer. She was responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of recycling and waste reduction, energy purchasing and energy conservation. Her expertise also includes strategic planning, project management, environmental compliance and enforcement.
She has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, India, an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University and an MBA with a focus in finance from The Fisher College of Business at OSU.
All funds raised from the event will benefit Bike Miami Valley and Wright State University.