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Shaker Heights Bike Tours
The SHS announces BIKE SHAKER, a bicycle tour of bike-friendly Shaker Heights. The SHS has eight comfortable and colorful blue touring bicycles outfitted for sightseeing. Riders can choose between two options: A Bike Rental and Guided Tour or the Bike Rental and Self-Guided Tour. Guided tours are available on Sundays at 2:00 pm. and self-guided tours are available during all regular museum hours.
Bike Rental & Guided Tour $10.00 per person (includes bicycle rental, tour and tour guide, bottled water, and helmet)
This guided tour will begin at 2:00 pm at the SHS. On the two-hour tour you can expect to learn about the city of Shaker Heights and its history. Docents on bicycles will conduct the tours. The docent also serves as a ‘ride leader’ – this rider looks out for the group, conducts them safely from spot to spot, maintains the pace, watches for traffic and provides information about Shaker Heights landmarks.
Bike Rental & Self-Guided Tour $5 per person (includes bicycle rental, sightseeing guide, and helmet)
For those who prefer to explore Shaker Heights on their own, a self-guided tour is available. Riders will be given a bicycle, helmet, sightseeing guide and a suggested mapped tour. Last tour leaves no later than 3:00 pm from the SHS.
With tree-lined streets designed for pedestrians and cyclists as well as motorized traffic, Shaker Heights was made for all sorts of transportation. Yes, you’ll discover the historic and cultural wonders that lie on your path, but as you do, you’ll be stimulated by waves of sensory impressions. Bike Shaker offers an opportunity to take part in a healthy and green event that supports the city. Fully engage your senses as you actively explore Shaker Heights. You might discover a flock of ducks at the Shaker Lakes, beautiful architecturally designed homes, inspirational gardens, historic landmarks, and expansive parks. Get connected to the land in the most elemental way, gaining a richer, authentic, and varied perspective.
Reservations Are Required: www.shakerhistory.org or call 216-921-1201
Who takes a bike tour in Shaker Heights?
- Residents looking for a fun activity
- People interested in learning about Shaker history
- Residents interested in knowing more Shaker landmarks, roads and streets
- People interested in getting back to riding in a relaxed setting
- Riders interested in learning more about bicycling rules of the road
Bike tours include up to 8 riders. Riders exchange driver’s license or a credit card as collateral for the rental of a bicycle and/or equipment.
The tours will cover about nine miles (one and half hours to two hours) of leisurely riding. This is easy! Because tour participants can travel farther on bicycle than on foot, quite a bit of Shaker Heights is featured along the routes, no matter the length.
Each rider is given a map and guide they can use while out with the group on the tour. All riders must sign a waiver before the ride.
The map can’t be embedded into this web page, but here’s a link to it on Google Maps.
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