Bike Shaker 2021

Whether you’re a Shaker native or a tourist, spend this summer with the Shaker Historical Society to learn about Shaker Heights while enjoying everything the city has to offer!

Bike Shaker 2021 will feature a monthly guided tour in May through August. A map with historical information for each tour will be available to download for self-guided tours one week after the guided tour.

  • Sunday, May 16, 2021 (time TBD): Exclusion & Inclusion: Shaker Heights' Racial Past

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 (time TBD): Welcome to Shaker Heights History Ride

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 (time TBD): Moreland Neighborhood

  • Sunday, August 8, 2021 (time TBD): History-Making Homes


  • $12/adult ($10 for SHS members)

  • $8/youth 17 and under ($5 for SHS members)

Each tour is capped at 15 participants with a minimum of 3 participants. Don't have a bike? Use one of ours for free on a guided tour or rent one for a self-guided tour. See more information below.

All guided and self-guided tour participants will be entered into a raffle to win Shaker Heights prizes from local businesses!

Bike Shaker 2021 is a collaborative effort and partnership between the Shaker Historical Society, the Human Relations Task Force of the City of Shaker Heights, the Shaker Heights Development Corporation, and the Shaker Heights Public Library. Special thanks to Hazel Smith, SHS Junior Board Member, for helping develop these tours!

Bike Rentals

Don’t have a bike? Need more bikes?

The Shaker Historical Society has 8 adult-size bikes and helmets available to rent this summer! Bikes can be picked up after 11am on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Bikes must be returned by 4:30pm Wednesday-Friday. There is a $10 nonrefundable fee, which covers the first hour. Each additional hour is $10/hour for nonmembers and $7/hour for members. You will be required to sign a liability waiver, registration form, and provide your driver’s license or government issued ID for the museum to keep until you return the bikes. You will be charged $200 per bike if a bike is not returned.

Please note that you may use our bikes for free when participating in a Bike Shaker 2021 guided tour.

Rental Times

Wednesday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm

Thursday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm

Friday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm

Rental Rates

First hour: $10 non-refundable deposit

Each additional hour: $10/hour for non-members, $7/hour for members



Call: 216.921.1201

About Bike Shaker

Founded by the Shaker Historical Society in 2011 under the direction of Ann Cicarella, Bike Shaker is a guided bike tour program (until this year!). Since its inception, Bike Shaker has been involved in advocacy with the City of Shaker Heights to encourage the painting of sharrows (shared lane markings) and the erection of signs to remind drivers that cyclists have the right to a full lane. Bike Shaker was also involved in a crowdfunded campaign to erect bicycle racks around the city and has developed a public forum on Facebook to discuss all things bicycle. For several years, the Shaker Historical Society was the only nonprofit organization in Cleveland to ride in VeloSano beside the Cleveland Clinic.