February 10, 2012 -- Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling Association, the largest membership cycling organization in North America with more than 43,500 members, will visit Oberlin and Cleveland during a week-long trip to Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. His visit is aimed at promoting the organization's new cycling route, the Underground Railroad Detroit Alternate, as well as sharing news about the growing interest in bike travel and tourism.
The new 518-mile Detroit Alternate will guide touring cyclists through important communities and landmarks in the Underground Railroad's history from Oberlin, Ohio, to Owen Sound, Ontario. The original route - a 2,000-mile route between Mobile, Alabama, and Owen Sound - was developed under a partnership between Adventure Cycling and the Center for Minority Health at the University of Pittsburgh.
In Oberlin and Cleveland, Sayer will speak at two free public events for area cyclists. He is also available for interviews.
Saturday, February 25: Regional Gathering -- Oberlin
What: Free public event for interested cyclists and others, media welcome. Snacks and drinks provided.
Where: Swerve Bicycle Shop at 23 Main Street, Oberlin, OH, 44074. Phone:(440)774-7978.
When: Saturday, February 25, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Regional Gathering -- Cleveland
What: Free public event for interested cyclists and others, media welcome. Vegan chili provided; bring potluck dish to share (preferred) and/or cash donation.
Where: Ohio City Bicycle Co-op at 1840 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH, 44113. Phone:(216)830-2667.
When: Saturday, February 25, 6 - 8:30 PM
Interested cyclists and supporters can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-755-2453 x211.