Bike for Beck is May 19th in Cleveland

Bike Your Art Out! on Saturday, May 19!
Beck Center for the Arts presents the first annual Bike for Beck bicycle tour fundraiser for arts education programming at Beck Center. Cyclists from beginner to advanced can choose from various route lengths including 12-mile, 25-mile, 60-mile routes, and a 1/2-mile bike parade with the theme "Music in Motion."
Bike for Beck kicks off at the Beck Center at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood and continues through the Cleveland Metroparks. The tour ends at the Beck Center campus with Bike for Beck Fest, an afternoon of art, workshops, exhibits, local fare, and entertainment!
Click Here to Register Early & Save!
GET READY FOR BIKE FOR BECK BY TAKING A SPIN CLASS AT RIDE + WORKOUT! Register for the 4pm class on April 1 or April 29 for only $15/class and proceeds will benefit Beck Center.
  • March 1 - May 1, 2012: $35 per tour cyclist (includes t-shirt)
  • After May 1, 2012: $40 per tour cyclist (includes t-shirt)
  • Parade Participants: $5 per parade rider (t-shirt not included) NOTE: Ages 12 & under FREE, maximum 3 under the age of 12 per each paid adult, all children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • Online registration ends Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
  • In-person registration is from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, cash only.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable
  • T-shirts available for $10 and August Wicking shirts are $20. Click the Register Today button to order.
Tour Info:
  • Bicyclists may begin at their convenience between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
  • Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and riders begin their route through the Metroparks
  • Water and snack stops are provided along the routes
  • "Music in Motion" bike parade begins at 11:45 a.m. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes in artistic ways and enjoy a 1/2-mile parade through Beck's surrounding neighborhood
  • Event t-shirt prices $10 and $20, plus fee
Tour Routes:
  • 12-mile ride to North Mastick picnic area and back
  • 25-mile ride to Berea Falls and back
  • 60-mile ride to Brecksville and back
Bike for Beck Fest: Post-parade & tour activities until 6:00 p.m.
  • RTA Community Bus with bike rack loading demonstrations
  • Safety education provided by Bike Lakewood
  • Display of antique collectible bicycles from 1900 to 1960 provided by SPIN Bike Shop
  • Bicycle corral with valet bike parking by Bike Lakewood & Ohio City Bicycle Co-op
  • Bicycle maintenance demonstrations
  • New bicycle-themed gallery exhibit presented by the Beck Cafe
  • Window display provided by Virginia Marti College of Art & Design
  • Super Saturdays @ Beck (9:30 to 11:00 a.m.) children ages 10 and under can enjoy a free hands-on arts experience with our community partner, Usborne Books
  • Beck Center's Music Student Showcase (3:30 p.m.)
  • Raffles for community baskets, bicycle baskets, and Beck Center basket of goodies
Red Stage Events:
  • 11:45 a.m.    Beck Center Festival Band (parade kick-off)
  • 12:15 p.m.    Interactive drum circle
  • 2:00 p.m.     Fireside
  • 4:30 p.m.     Revolution Brass Band
Food trucks, local fare, drinks, and much more!