Join MoBo in the 2014 Pride Parade!

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MoBo is officially registered to ride in the 2014 Cincinnati Pride Parade and you are invited to ride with us! If you are a member, think you might like to be a member, or if you just like riding bikes in parades, here’s your chance! Even if you are just a little bike curious, don’t miss this opportunity!

It all happens on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The staging area is downtown at 7th St & Culvert St. We meet at 1 pm and the parade starts at 2 pm. Just look for the MoBo banner. (Note to self: don’t forget to bring the MoBo banner!)

Official parade information is available at the Cincinnati Pride web site. The latest MoBo updates will be posted to our facebook account. See you there!


Kids Day is Coming!

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MoBo has entered into partnerships to support two (that’s right, two!) kids programs for Summer 2014. Here are some details:

MoBo has partnered with Queen City Bike and Rails to Trails to provide a seven week program for 13-17 year olds. The program will be held at locations along and near the Mill Creek Greenway Trail including some sessions at MoBo’s home base. The program is funded by a grant coordinated by Queen City Bike. For more information about this limited enrollment 13-17 program, contact Nern Ostendorf of Queen City Bike.

In addition, MoBo has accepted a proposal for a Kids Day bike program to be held at MoBo on Monday nights beginning in June and running through August. This program will address the needs of 6-12 year olds and will cover basic maintenance and safety issues. A grant from the Northside Community Council will provide helmets and lights for the kids enrolled in the program. For more details and to find out how to enroll, contact Jheri Neri.

More details coming soon!


Get Ready for the Ride for Reading!

When: Wednesday May 7, 2014 (be there before 11:30 am)
Where: Coffee Emporium (110 E. Central Parkway)
Bring along: Backpacks, panniers, bike trailers, messenger bags, etc.

Join us for our second annual Cincinnati Ride for Reading event which will be held Wednesday May 7, 2014! SPUN Bicycles, MoBo Bicycle Cooperative and Queen City Bike are joining with Wordplay Cincy again this year to deliver over 1,000 books to local children. Our school partner this year is St. Boniface Elementary School in Northside. The bike delivery parade will start at the Coffee Emporium in OTR and will leave promptly at 12:15. Please arrive by 11:30 to fill out your paperwork and load up your books. Bring backpacks, messenger bags and bike trailers to carry the donations!

We have the following volunteer needs:

  • Sorting books a few days before the delivery;
  • set up at the school on the day of the event;
  • solicit book donations of new or gently used children’s books for grades K-8; and
  • we need LOTS of cyclists to ride in the delivery parade!

Book drop off boxes are located at WordPlay, Spun Bicylces, MoBo and Vice Mayor David Mann’s office at City Hall. All volunteer cyclists MUST wear helmets and sign a waiver. There will be a kick-off potluck on Sunday, May 4th from 4-6 pm in Hoffner Park in Northside. For more info, email event coordinator Elese Daniel.

You can sign up for and discuss the Ride for Reading event on facebook.


Please Join Us in Support of the Central Parkway Bikeway Project!

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MoBo is joining with Queen City Bike (QCB) in support of the Central Parkway Bikeway Project. We agree with QCB that a “protected bike lane will improve and serve the communities it connects with safe and comfortable bicycle routes, a calmer and less dangerous roadway, improve local business, and relieve parking and traffic downtown. It has been designed to minimally impact traffic flow, to retain a majority of on street parking, and to open up the street as a bikeway for users of all ages and abilities.”

What can you do to support this project?

  1. Contact City Council (CityCouncil@cincinnati-oh.gov) and show your support for this project.
  2. Then join us at City Hall on Monday April 21, 2014 at 2pm when the Neighborhoods Committee Meeting will be discussing this project.

The friendly people at QCB are prepared to answer questions at info@queencitybike.org. See you at City Hall!


Volunteer Training!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Been thinking about volunteering? Here’s your chance to learn everything you need to know! We’ll cover the basic Shop Coordinator duties, what’s involved in being a volunteer Mechanic, and the types of tasks we tackle Tuesdays during Co-op night.

Volunteer hours can be used toward the cost of adopting a bike, used parts, and to pay your annual membership dues. It’s a great deal!