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Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?(6 posts)

Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?PaulCL
Jul 14, 2002 8:43 AM
I posted this on the "Ride" board, but since no-one ever looks at that board, I thought I'd ask here.

I am going to a two day business meeting in Cleveland on August 21-22. I will have the evening of the 21st free. I will be staying in a hotel in downtown Cleveland.

Can I ride out of downtown?? I need a route or two. If I don't ride, I'll be tempted to go out to the bars with a bunch of rowdy single guys. All things considered, I'd rather be on my bike. Thanks. Paul
re: Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?Nessism
Jul 14, 2002 9:10 AM
You can ride out of downtown by heading north until you run into the lake and then take a left and head west. The roads kind of suck until you get out of town a ways.

Honestly, while you can do this, hitting the bars sounds like a better idea to me. Go down to the Flats and have fun. You can ride anytime.

re: Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?PaulCL
Jul 14, 2002 12:06 PM
Thanks. I thought about the bars. The problems are twofold: one...our meeting the next morning starts at 7am - too early to be nursing a hangover. Two...the guys in my group, all single and in their 20's, are hell bent on hitting every strip joint in town. Just not my idea of fun. They will stay out until 3am then hit the meeting. Maybe I'm getting old (I'm 40) or maybe I've just gotten smart.

Heck, I might just hit the hotel gym intead. If the roads suck that bad, I might just as well leave the bike at home.

Thanks. Paul
re: Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?Nessism
Jul 14, 2002 3:46 PM
I live about 30 miles west of downtown Cleveland and the roads out here are wonderfully peaceful. Downtown is a different matter however. I don't mean this as a knock against Cleveland, heck it's a city! Downtown areas are rarely agreeable to cyclists. Good luck.

re: Any Cleveland, Ohio riders out there?Toasty
Jul 14, 2002 10:07 PM
The roads are not very cycling friendly downtown and you'll have to ride through some rough neighborhoods before you get out to the countryside. I'd bag the idea and just relax for 2 days. There are some more mellow and upscale clubs (Swing, Blues, etc) in the Warehouse District that may be more to your liking. Otherwise, you'll just have to suffer at the strip clubs. Tiffany's Cabaret is the nicer strip club downtown. Don't tell your friends but there's a whole butt load of strip clubs in Parma by the airport ;)
Jul 15, 2002 5:23 AM
I think I'll hit the gym and hang out with the other "old" guys. Then again...I haven't been to a strip club in years......