Get Your Sports On
Baseball (with hot dog in hand) is usually the top-of-mind sport during summertime, but it's not the only thing going on (don't tell the Indians we said that!). Cleveland is an active city, and whether you're an athlete or you'd rather watch others sweat it out, Cleveland's got plenty to do.
Cleveland Critical Mass | Last Friday of Every Month
C-Town residents have no shortage of ways to raise their heart rate. On the last Friday of every month, the community-minded Cleveland Critical Mass gathers bicycle enthusiasts for a leisurely ride that starts at Public Square and snakes through the city's neighborhoods and beyond.
NEOCycle | Sept. 11-13, 2015
The second annual NEOCycle, a weekend cycling extravaganza centered around scenic Edgewater Park, boasts rousing music, beer, and heart-healthy activities such as a Night Ride through hip hoods Gordon Square and Battery Park or a rough-and-tumble Cyclocross race (that's not for newbies).
Edgewater Live | June 11-Aug. 13, 2015
Edgewater Live, happy hours taking place on Thursday evenings from June 11 through August 13, draw a similarly eclectic crowd of post-work revelers and outdoor aficionados to the Lake Erie shore at Edgewater Park, thanks to the hip-and-happening combo of live tunes, tasty food, and ice-cold brews. Get your workout in by dancing the night away with your friends or participating in one of the sand volleyball games.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival | July 26 - Aug. 13, 2015
Can't wait for football season to start? Get a taste during the summer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, which takes over the city of Canton, located 60 miles south of Cleveland. Throughout the two-week festival, more than 700,000 people converge onto the city including legendary Hall of Famers, celebrity athletes, team owners and a host of fans. From autograph sessions to parades and of course a football game, you're sure to get your pigskin fix.
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational | Aug. 3-9, 2015
Of course, it's also nail-biting to watch other athletes compete - such as during Firestone Country Club's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, which finds golf pros from around the world competing for birdie bragging rights.