Bike Tour: Cleveland

Zagster explored Cleveland via bike and this is what we found... In a city that is going through an impressive renaissance, which includes a burgeoning food scene, the proliferation of sports legends, and alternative transportation additions; we thought it was due time to let our handlebars lead the way to a combination of Cleveland’s most notorious landmarks and up and coming hot spots that are worth strapping on a helmet for.

The Route

The Pier, Cleveland
The Pier, Cleveland

Voinovich Bicentennial Park Head down the East Ninth Street Pier for some of the best views in the city. Known to host fun events like concerts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lunch by the Lake , and North Coast Namaste, this iconic destination is a perfect place to spend on your day off.

Lucky’s Café Hunting for the best Sunday hangout in Tremont, or all of Cleveland for that matter? Look no further. Promoting Ohio farmers and producers by transforming their raw ingredients into tasty morsels fit for any foodie, this brunch mecca is our go-to, and provides the perfect fuel for a spin around the city. Try the Rueben. You’ll thank us later.

‘The Jake’ Ballpark mustard isn’t just a thing, it’s the thing. Progressive Field, lovingly known as ‘the Jake’ by Clevelanders, and home of the Indians, is the place to kick your feet up and shout ‘Cleveland rocks’ to the rooftops à la Drew Carey. Grab a Sugardale dog, voted the best hot dog in baseball, for the full experience.

Hinge town, Cleveland
Hinge town, Cleveland

Hingetown With the likes of Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Beet Jar, and Cleveland Tea Revival, Hingetown makes for a perfect place to enjoy a workday reprieve, or a Saturday morning. Swing by the Sunday Market to hunt down cool vintage apparel, flea finds, and handmade, local goods.

University Circle Just four miles, or a quick 20-minute bike ride, from downtown, this single square-mile urban district is one of the fastest growing arts & cultural centers in Ohio. Wade Oval Wednesdays and the ‘At the Movies’ series draw a diverse local crowd, and serve as a community meeting place throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Cleveland History Center to soak in the history and culture of Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Museum of Art With over 30,000 works of art, the cultural institution that is the CMA, is a quick walk or ride from University Circle. Currently exhibiting Muhammad Shah’s Royal Persian Tent, paintings by Monet and Matisse and the popular Shadows and Dreams photography showpieces, highlighting the emergence of the amateur ‘snapshooter’ - before Instagram was cool - you’ll be sure to find a little something for everyone.

Rivergate Park, Cleveland
Rivergate Park, Cleveland

Cleveland Metroparks No bike tour of Cleveland is complete without a stop at one of the many Metroparks around town. One of our favorites, and less frequented, is Rivergate Park. Watch the barges and rowers alike roll in on the Cuyahoga, or sneak a peek at skateboarders catching some air in the heart of the flats. Snag a table at Merwin’s Wharf for a cold one as a perfect end to your day.

These are just a few of our favorite spots in C-Town, and luckily we’ll always have a set of wheels to help us explore some place new. Tweet us at @zagster with some of your favorite Cleveland hot spots. We could always use another excuse to ride!

Learn more

You can learn more about Zagster and biking in Cleveland at www.zagster.com/cleveland