Bike Shaker 2023

Exclusion & Inclusion: Shaker Heights' Racial Past

August 5, 2023 | 10am-12pm | Ride begins at the Shaker Historical Society | Registration required at or call 216.921.1201/ toll free 800.860.6078


• SHS Member or OHC Member, Adult - $10

• SHS Member or OHC Member, Youth (17 and under) - Free with SHS Family Level Membership or higher, or OHC Household Level Membership or higher

• Non-Member, Adult - $15

• Non-Member, Youth (17 and under) - $5

Whether you’re a Shaker native, new resident, or a tourist, spend this summer with the Shaker Historical Society to learn about Shaker Heights history! 

"Exclusion & Inclusion: Shaker Heights' Racial Past," our August tour, is an introduction to how race has played a role in Shaker Heights history. The tour will cover history ranging from the time of the North Union Shakers in the 1800s to racial integration of the 1960s. This tour, led by experienced bicyclists and an SHS Tour Guide, will take place Saturday, August 5th, 2023 from 10am-12pm and will visit historically significant sites around the city. 

A helmet and waiver are required for each rider. 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). 

We also offer pay-what-you-can and Museums for All discounts. Please email or call 216.921.1201/ toll free 800.860.6078 for more information or with any questions.

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 per bike, which covers the first hour. Each additional hour is $10/hour per bike for nonmembers and $7/hour per bike 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 2023 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 per bike

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




Call*: 216.921.1201 or toll free 800.860.6078 

*Please note SHS staff works on a partial work-from-home schedule. Please call between 11am-4:30pm Wednesday-Friday to speak with our educator.

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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. 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 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.