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 - REGISTER HERE

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 11am-1pm: History-Making Homes

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 11am-1pm: Moreland Neighborhood

  • Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 11am-1pm: Exclusion & Inclusion: Shaker Heights' Racial Past

The "Welcome to Shaker Heights" History Ride, our May tour, is a great introduction to Shaker Heights history. This tour, led by experienced bicyclists, will take place Sunday, May 16, 2021 and will visit significant sites around the city. A map with historical information will be available to download for self-guided tours one week after this guided tour.

Helmets and masks are required. 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).


"Welcome to Shaker Heights" History Ride // Sunday, May 16 // 11am-1pm

  • Non-Member Adult - $12

  • Member Adult - $10

  • Non-Member Youth (17 and under) - $8

  • Member Youth (17 and under) - $5

Click here to register.

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 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.


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

Questions?

Email: director@shakerhistory.org

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.