Respect The BIke

Respect the Bike--created by Blazing Saddle Cycles, Travis Peebles, and James Rychak--was the final destination for April Critical Mass, and drew hundreds of cyclists to the Greenhouse Tavern for an exhibit of historic and current, Ohio-built bicycles. Plus, there was beer and great music. And did we mention that the Great Lakes Courier made its print debut?

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  • Graham Veysey and David Jurca peruse the first issue of the Great Lakes Courier at Respect the Bike
  • Alex Nosse of Joy Machines Bike Shop arrived in style
  • Graphic artist Amy Dwyer-Peck and artist Bob Peck
  • Bike Cleveland director Jacob VanSickle looks over the Great Lakes Courier . . .
  • . . . and then expresses his joy.
  • Root Cafe proprietor Julie Hutchison and Rising Star Roastery barista / Great Lakes Courier associate editor Erika Durham
  • Attorney and cycling advocate Kevin Cronin
  • "This is Cleveland!?" exclaimed Walk and Roll founder Lois Moss, a Great Lakes Courier adviser, who came back to Cleveland with a delegation from Portland to see all the exciting projects going on here.
  • Respect the Pedal Republik of Cleveland
  • Pedicab operator Rickshaw Willie
  • Bikes hung from the ceiling
  • Respect the Bike drew a massive crowd to the rooftop bar at the Greenhouse Tavern
  • shoulder to shoulder
  • Big crowds upstairs and down
  • Respect the tall bike
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