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 | 11am-1pm: Welcome to Shaker Heights History Ride - DOWNLOAD THE TOUR GUIDE
Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 11am-1pm: History-Making Homes - PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR A SELF-GUIDED TOUR GUIDE
Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 11am-1pm: The Moreland Neighborhood - REGISTER NOW
Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 11am-1pm: Exclusion & Inclusion: Shaker Heights' Racial Past
The Moreland Neighborhood ride, our July tour, is a great introduction to Shaker Heights history. This tour, led by experienced bicyclists, will take place Sunday, July 11, 2021 and will visit historically significant sites in the Moreland neighborhood based on extensive research and oral histories collected by neighborhood residents during the Moreland History Project in 2017. A map with historical information will be available to download for self-guided tours after this guided tour.
Helmets and a waiver are required for each rider. In light of new CDC and state guidelines, masks are not required on the ride but are required in the museum. Each tour is capped at 15 participants with a minimum of 3 participants. A rain date will be set if necessary. Don't have a bike? Borrow one (or more) of our 8 adult-size bikes for FREE on this guided tour (first come, first served) or rent one at a later date for a self-guided tour (see more information below).
"The Moreland Neighborhood" Ride — July 11, 2021 — 11am-1pm
Non-Member Adult - $12
Member Adult - $10
Non-Member Youth (17 and under) - $8
Member Youth (17 and under) - $5
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!
Don’t have a bike? Need more bikes?
The Shaker Historical Society has 8 adult-size bikes and helmets available to rent this summer on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.
Wednesday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm
Thursday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm
Friday: 11am-3:30pm Return by: 4:30pm
First hour: $10 non-refundable deposit
Each additional hour: $10/hour for non-members, $7/hour for members
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.