Paradise Garage


In This Issue
501c3 status attained
new board & staff
bamboo bikes presentation
bike month 2011
just another bike ride


We are a 501c3 org and we appreciate your support.

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Paradise Garage
Order yours today from Skreened! It's lovely, and $2 of your purchase goes to support our work.

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Hire \ volunteer \ sponsor for the 2011 season by contacting 

Andrew Hulvey

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Cycling Instructors 

are available to teach safety courses or provide a brown bag luncheon at your organization. 

Contact Ken Cohen for more info.

Contact Us

Summit on 16th

82 E. 16th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43201  

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And it only took three years....!! Thanks to all who have provided an assist on our journey; it's been a long road, but worth it. Watch for big things to happen, with high velocity, in the coming months. In the meantime, please consider a cash or in-kind donation; we are in need of professional services (accounting, legal, etc.) to establish ourselves all legal-like. Thanks again for your support. 

~The YB! Board


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Ray George, admin/writer of the popular Columbus Rides blog, is the mad genius behind many of Columbus' best cycling experiences:

Ray brings to the board marketing & social media, event planning and fundraising experience, not to mention a healthy dose of dry wit (!), and we couldn't be happier to have snagged him. Thanks to Ray for agreeing to serve!





Meredith Joy, a bicycle advocate in Columbus for more than 5 years, has stepped into the role of our Executive Director. Meredith is the creative force behind YB!, working tenaciously to fulfill her vision for a peaceful & equitable transportation system. Meredith brings to her position extensive grant writing experience and research skills. She graduated with a Master's in City & Regional Planning from OSU in 2009.

>>>> U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S <<<<


Hear our experiences building bamboo bicycles at the Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, NYC to learn the hows and whys of bamboo bicycles, figure out what it would take to build them in Columbus, and test ride the glorious beasts! 

bamboo bikeWhen: Friday, March 25 @ 7pm

Where: The Columbus Idea Foundry, 1158 Corrugated Way, Columbus 43201

RSVPOn Facebook 

This event is being held in partnership with The Columbus Idea Foundry.


Our Bike Month Community Calendar is now up! Some events have already been added, and you can add your own without even the hassle of registering. Get your event up early for maximum exposure!

The Bike to Work Challenge is back in 2011, this time for the entire month of May! The site will be ready for new registrants in April--if you registered last year your information is still there, all ready to go. In the meantime, check out the profile of our Challenge on the new national Bike to Work website.

pinchflatYay Bikes! is also partnering with Wild Goose Creative for Bike Month festivities that provide a provocative look at the intersections of cycling + art + everyday life. The flagship event will be our Pinchflat Poster Show on May 14, a full day of fun and limited-edition $30 bike posters by local artists.

The deadline to submit a poster design for Pinchflat is April 15!



There's nothing special about this ride--it's just that some riders will have sensory or mobility disabilities. 

Volunteers are needed to loan or captain a tandem and/or provide transportation to Wolfe Park for others. Please contact Tricia Kovacs for more information or to volunteer.


When: June 11 @ 10am


Where: Wolfe Park @ Alum Creek Trail


How: Ride 16 miles on the trail or 40 miles on the trail and roads. 


Cost: Free! Just bring a lunch and some cash for ice cream and pie.


This ride is being sponsored by Yay Bikes!, the American Council of the Blind (Ohio), and Cycling for All.