Welcome to our newsletter! 
Riding Downtown Columbus with a trainee based in Lima, OH.
Training the trainers to train Ohioans
6 months, 3 trainings delivered, 25 people trained: Ohio is ready to ROCK IT! Yay Bikes! is now the go-to group for training the advocates and champions who will transform our state's transportation system.  Read more!
Yay! Bike the Cbus! Photo credit: Ben Ko
Our 10th annual ride (September 2) will be epic--lotsa food, new start location, new routes and more. Plus, now through June 1, you can receive discounted tickets--as always, with even lower prices for Yay Bikes! members. 

Our annual member appreciation event
All current members are invited to join us April 30, 2-4p at Sideswipe Brewing for an afternoon of fun, food and an exclusive update on the organization. First drink is on us! 

April's Year of Yay! button. Eat healthy, Earth! Photo credit: Deo Martinez
Apr 8 : Year of Yay!, HEALTHY EARTH
Join us as ride leader Rahel Babb takes us to help our friends at FLOW plant trees along the Olentangy Watershed!   Register now! And check out last month's Prohibition-themed ride here.
Apr 28 : How We Roll for members
Enjoy a casual ride through downtown Columbus that prepares you to safely and confidently navigate traffic by bicycle. Topics include bicycle traffic law, proper lane positioning and more. For members only! Register now!
Apr 30 : Annual member appreciation event
All current members are invited to join us at Sideswipe Brewing for an afternoon of fun, food and an exclusive update on the organization. First drink is on us! 
11th Annual Columbus Ride of Silence: Wednesday, May 17
Gloria, kid in tow.
Gloria Hendricks
Gloria was pretty damn sure she didn't want to ride a bike, and definitely not on the road. But with her whole family getting on board, she reluctantly gave it a shot. Then a texting driver crashed into her husband as he was riding his bike to work. Nevertheless, with support from Yay Bikes!, she rides! Read her story.

It's that time again: Yay Valet!
Apr 15 : Yay Valet! @ OSU Spring Game
Get into the Buckeye spirit by parking bikes at OSU's super festive spring scrimmage! Register for a shift!
Apr 22 : Yay Valet! @ Earth Day on the Commons
Love on the earth by helping park bikes at Columbus' annual Earth Day celebration! Register for a shift!
Catherine, on the road in Fremont, OH to deliver another ride leader training! 
Yay Bikes! advocacy, March 2017 edition
Each month we compile all our events, earned media, program delivery, meetings and speaking engagements into a handy blog post. Behold, March!

Lucky's Market is our 2017 Nutrition/Hydration Sponsor for Bike the Cbus!

" Lucky's Market is a proud supporter of all things local! We're excited to partner with Yay, Bikes! to help spread the C-Bus love, and to better connect healthy living with heathy communities. We love our city, and are excited to help spread awareness about wellness and sustainability through biking." 

We are so LUCKY this team is a partner in helping make Bike the Cbus better than ever. Yay y'all!
Our new Program Manager, Deo Martinez!
Welcoming Deo to the fold
Meet Deo Martinez, our new Program Manager. No really, meet him! Deo will be coordinating volunteers for all our programs, so he definitely wants to know you. Reach out for a chat about how your passion fits in with our work!
Our 2017 strategic plan
And, on that note, our 2017 Strategic Report has been adopted by the board and is now available for your reading pleasure. Check it out to discover how you can plug into our work this year!
A new member benefit
We're excited to offer members a new benefit: free educational rides! Once a month we'll offer a How We Roll ride to any current member. Space is limited, so  register now for April's ride. Not a member? Join today!
Our mission
Yay Bikes! influences the conditions that help people safely and comfortably ride bicycles for transportation.
Our theory of change
Yay Bikes! believes that transportation behavior change happens person-by-person 
in the context of meaningful relationships, culture change, educational experiences, 
fun and love of place. 
Our values
Yay Bikes! embraces the values of kindness, integrity and excellence, which provide the filter through which our team determines who we develop as leaders, what partnerships we pursue and how we approach opportunities and challenges.
Our programming
Yay Bikes! offers bicycle advocacy, cyclist education, urban bicycle adventures, bike culture experiences, event traffic mitigation and subject matter consulting through programs and events including Year of Yay!Yay Valet!How We Roll, Bike the Cbus and Ride of Silence
Membership and support
Yay Bikes! invites you to  help advance our work by joining as a member today!