Welcome to our monthly newsletter! 

Battle ready!
A new day in America: what's the role of bicycle advocates? Find out what our Executive Director has to say about it!
It's just How We Roll!
Announcing a new benefit of membership!
We're excited to offer members a new benefit: free educational rides! Once a month on "Final Fridays" we'll offer a How We Roll ride to any current member. First come, first served; space is limited so  register now for Feb's ride! Not yet a member? Join today!
Cold, schmold! Photo credit: Kathleen O'Dowd
Feb 11 : Year of Yay!, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Join us and ride leader Jen Cowley on a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most supplies to survive a Zombie Apocalypse . Register now!   **New year, new rules! Register in advance or plan to arrive early to register on-site.**
Feb 24 : Ride of Silence Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Experience a wine tasting to benefit the Columbus Ride of Silence! Our own John Bannon, self taught Wine Enthusiast, will help us compare and contrast several varietals from around the world. Get tickets! 
Feb 24 : How We Roll ride 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!
11th Annual Columbus Ride of Silence: Wednesday, May 17
10th Annual Bike the Cbus: Saturday, September 2

2016, reported 
How are we working to accomplish our mission?  Take a look-see!
Executive Director Catherine Girves with Summit on 16th UMC staff and lay leaders
at Columbus' Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
Yay Bikes! advocacy, January 2017 edition
Each month we compile all our events, earned media, program delivery, meetings and speaking engagements into a handy blog post. Behold, January!


Ohio Dept of Transportation & Ohio Dept of Health
The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Health formed a unique partnership to advance active transportation in the state, and the resulting Active Transportation Plan for Ohio's Strategic Highway Safety Plan  is a fitting tribute to their collaboration. Yay Bikes! is proud to work with ODOT and ODH to implement these strategies. Yay Ohio!
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!