- Jul 9, 2008 3:03 AM First Parks + Ride July 19
- Jun 9, 2008 9:45 PM Queen City Bike + Dine photos
- Jun 5, 2008 5:34 PM Two-wheeled Queen City Bike + Dine is two days away
- May 15, 2008 1:05 AM Bike To Work Day is Friday
- Apr 29, 2008 2:17 AM Pedal your way to eating local June 7
About me:A group of local businesses in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington is hosting the region's first Queen City Bike + Dine 1 to 5 p.m. June 7. The 15-mile progressive dinner-style bike tour in and around downtown Cincinnati promotes locally owned and operated restaurants and the diversity of the area's neighborhoods, while emphasizing the ease of getting around on a bicycle.
Participating restaurants include Myra's Dionysus Restaurant, 121 Calhoun St., Clifton Heights; Melt, 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside; Sung Korean Bistro, 700 Elm St., downtown; and Greenup Cafe, 308 Greenup St., Covington. The menu is vegan, which consists entirely of plant-based foods and excludes meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, or any other animal byproducts. The tour wraps up at Arnold's Bar & Grill, 210 E 8th St., downtown, where riders can order off the menu at their own expense.
Check-in begins 12:30 p.m. at Park + Vine, 1109 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, where Coffee Emporium will provide complimentary coffee. Riders are required to sign a waiver and bring their own bicycle, helmet, bike lock and photo identification. Each rider will receive a bicycle accessory from Reser Bicycle Outfitters, 735 Monmouth St., Newport.
Tickets are available at Park + Vine and Reser Bicycle Outfitters for $30. Advance registration begins May 1 and is open to the first 50 riders. Riders can add $12 to their registration to receive a ride T-shirt designed by Cory Shafer. Children 13 and under can ride for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are nonrefundable. Proceeds benefit MoBo Bicycle Cooperative, 1415 Knowlton Ave., Northside.
For more information, visit Queen City Bike + Dine online or call 513-721-7275 (Park + Vine) or 859-261-6187 (Reser Bicycle Outfitters). For more about bicycling in Greater Cincinnati, visit the Queen City Bike Web site.
Who I'd like to meet:Lovers of bicycles. Lovers of local restaurants.
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo