20 December, 2010
Ride of Silence, Access for All, and Hops Hops Hops
In an effort to honor the life of a friend and fallen cyclist, Sylvia Bingham, a group of cyclists rode clad in white along the route she had taken that tragic day. We stopped briefly to pay homage at the ghost bike that was placed on the intersection by the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op one year earlier and left the bike covered in a bouquet befitting the fallen.
Not two days later, a group of cyclists committed to normalizing bicycle safety and complete streets in NE Ohio's regional development discussions hosted a great event trying to raise interest in passing complete streets legislation in the city of Cleveland. There were several bands, reduced food and drinks, plenty of information on what is in the works and how to get involved, and a great chance to see the beautiful Progressive "I really mean the Jake" Field without a baseball game. I donated the Cle bag as a raffle for those who signed up to receive emails about upcoming cycling events and volunteer opportunities.
Finally, a coworker of mine and musician/home-brewer was in need of a new bag for carrying around music and other bits. The result is a pretty big bag that features a giant hop bud and the symbol for resistance. I really like how the muted colors came together.