Gear Up for NEOCycle
Find out what's neo at this year's NEOCycle
By Nicole Canitano
Listen up, cycle enthusiasts. Food, art and music enthusiasts, you too! (Uhhhh, attention ALL enthusiasts!)
The cool kids at the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have been busy cranking out fantastic ideas for how to make this year's largest urban cycling festival in the country the best yet. Read on to learn about some of the top gear events, from tried and true to making a debut, taking place during NEOCycle 2017.
Glow Big or Go Home
The Night Ride... Where riding your bike on the Shoreway isn't just tolerated, it's mandatory. This festival fave departs from The Hub at Edgewater Park and continues along Cleveland's Memorial Shoreway, giving its glowing participants breathtaking views of Downtown. The closed course will then follow the city’s edge before looping back to the starting line, where live bands at Music Fest will be filling the night air with sensational sounds.
Ride. Rock. Repeat.
Don't miss this year's Music Fest, where you'll be treated to the tunes of local and national talent, the likes of Strand of Oaks, The Whiskey Hollow, Carlos Jones and the Plus Band and Top Hat Black. Oh, and did we mention that admission to this live, lyrical lineup is free?
Cleveland Neighborhoods are so Fundo!
But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself by cruisin' through them on two wheels. Choose from a family-friendly 10-mile ride, a casual 31-miler or a more challenging 62-miler. Maps, snacks, rest stops and support vehicles will be available along whichever open course adventure you choose. All proceeds from this event go to Bike Cleveland to support their efforts in making Cleveland streets safe for cyclists.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a ...PUPPY!
NEOCycle isn't just for homosapiens. The Ultimate Air Dogs will fly into Edgewater Park for your viewing pleasure. This premier dog dock jumping competition is hosting its Regional Qualifier Sept. 8-10 on the shoreline of Lake Erie. Come out and watch!