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april year of yay ride
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new educational opportunities
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 Meredith Joy

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Board Chairman


 Jim Coleman

Development Chair


 Bill Ferriot

Events Chair


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Dear Cyclist,  

Happy Bike Month! Whether you're recovering from TOSRV or gearing up for the first ride of the season, I hope you're out there enjoying our great spring weather! This week we've got several opportunities to get on your bikes and get involved with Yay Bikes!, so check below for information. And, as always, we appreciate those of you who support our work through membership. Please join today!

Let's Ride!
Meredith Joy
Executive Director, Yay Bikes!


How We Roll is back & hiring for fall! 

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Standing at the ready!
How We Roll is back for fall! We are now hiring several Tour Guides and a Team Lead for the program -- contact Meredith for more information and job descriptions.

Events this week

There's so much happening this week! Let's ride!
TUE, MAY 15  Ride the Elevator 2012 
elevatorJoin us for the 2nd annual Elevator Brewery-sponsored ride to benefit YB! and Franklinton Cycle Works! 
THU, MAY 17  Green Drinks Bike Hop

green drinksWe're teaming up with Green Columbus for this ride, which will start at at Hal & Al's, then hop to Shadowbox Live's Backstage Bistro and finally to St. James Tavern, where there will be delicious eats by Tatoheads.

SAT, MAY 19  Month 5: A Year of Yay
may yoyThe theme for May's ride is Bike Month, so we'll be headed to some surprise bike-type locations around town! Get your exclusive May button!



This is Summit UMC's 3rd annual event to honor bicyclists. Ride your bike to church for a message about the opportunities our time of transportation provides us -- as well as, of course, a blessing!

PBR bike raffle @ Paradise Garage

PG bike raffle

Win this wacky-fun PBR bike with unlimited $1 raffle entries at Paradise Garage! All proceeds benefit Yay Bikes!. The drawing will be held at the Megacity Music Marathon


New opportunities for gettin' learned


Traffic Skills 101

Traffic Skills 101 is an 8-hour course that features classroom sessions, maneuverability drills and on-road riding. This course is now approved for the City of Columbus Traffic Diversion Program. It will be offered June 13-14, July 11-12 and Aug 8-9 (6-8pm); and Sept 15 & Oct 13 (1-4pm), with an online portion to be completed at home. A discount is available for YB! members. Contact Tricia for more information.


Motorist Education 

Motorist Education is 3-hour classroom session that teaches motorists how to share the road with cyclists. This course is now approved for the City of Columbus Traffic Diversion Program. It will be offered 6-9pm on June 18, July 9, Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12 and Dec 10. A discount is available for YB! members. Contact Tricia  for more information.



The Center for Architecture & Design is offering an Architectural Bike Tour of Columbus that we're helping support on June 3. Register now, before it's sold out! And contact Meredith to schedule a bicycle tour that promotes what you're up to!  


Other upcoming events

Here's a list what we currently have on the books for spring and summer. Like our Facebook page to stay current on all the latest!