With my last two “fun in the Cleveland sun” giveaways, we’ve checked out upcoming concerts and gone to the beach. This next one is for the active Clevelander:
I hide indoors during the winter. So once the sun starts shining and temperatures rise, I like to get outside as much as possible: dragging Scott on walks, taking a swim at our pool, and – after last year’s bike tour of downtown CLE – hopping on a bike.
Biking used to make me nervous; I had one too many falls growing up. But when the Ohio Blogging Association went on a bike tour, Anne Smith of Cleveland Bike Tours not just taught us a lot about the city, but was also incredibly patient in getting newbies like me comfortable with biking. (My recap of the downtown Cleveland bike tour)
Anne’s Cleveland Bike Tours company has been around for a couple of years. If you’re on Twitter, you may know her as @BikeCLE.
The Ohio City bike tour takes riders throughout Cleveland’s artisan neighborhood. It starts and ends at the Glass Bubble Project with other stops at the Westside Market, Franklin Castle, Great Lakes Brewing, community gardens, Franklin Circle Church, Monroe Street Cemetery and more. Visit gltc.eventbrite.com for more details and specific dates.
On the Downtown Cleveland bike tour, explore the city’s historic districts. Stops include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, PlayhouseSquare, Public Square, the Old Stone Church, Progressive Field, Erie Street Cemetery, and the Great Lakes Science Center. Visit gltc.eventbrite.com for more details and specific dates.
Cleveland’s cultural center is the heart of the University Circle bike tour. The basic tour rides by museums, through Little Italy and Case Western Reserve University. An extended tour also includes a ride along Cleveland’s cultural gardens and a visit to the Rockefeller Greenhouse. While Ohio City and Downtown are suitable for riders of all levels, University Circle is slightly more difficult. Call (330) 532 – 8687 for details and reservations.
Everything is included in the price of the tour ($40) – bikes, baskets, bells, helmets, and water. Cleveland Bike Tours also handles non-tour bike rentals that you can take on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Bike Aboard and the Towpath.
For my last summer fun giveaway, I’m giving away one bike tour for up to 12 people. The winner can choose from the Ohio City, Downtown or University Circle tours and be joined by 11 of their friends or family. (Other details about the tour: Expires October 31, 2013. Must give 48 hours notice. Valid only on the weekend. Must use the whole gift certificate at once. You can not split tours.)
How to enter: Do one, some, or all five of the entries. A separate comment is needed for each.
5 Easy Ways to Enter the Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**
1) Leave a comment with which neighborhood you’d like to tour. If you win, you can still choose to attend a different tour.
4) Tweet the following and leave one comment letting me know you tweeted:
“I want to @bikeCLE! Enter @ADHicken’s giveaway to win a #Cleveland bike tour for you and 11 friends: http://wp.me/p2Ukr0-28h”
You can tweet once per day for additional entries. Just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.
5) Subscribe to Clue Into Cleveland via a feed tracker like Bloglovin’ or Feedly and leave one comment letting me know you did. This can also include signing up to receive email notifications in the top-right “Subscribe” section of this page.
You have until July 17 at 11:59PM to enter. On July 18, I will select a winner using Random.org and announce the winner’s name on Clue Into Cleveland. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – good luck!
Disclosure: Photos courtesy of Cleveland Bike Tours. In exchange for posting about these tours and hosting a giveaway, I was invited to attend a tour. My choice to host this giveaway and opinions of Cleveland Bike Tours are my own.