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Summer fun in the city

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/07/11 @ 3:53pm

Inside Tremont's latest issue showcases why urban living in Cleveland is so interesting:

Bob's Bike Tours is a new business offering guided bike tours Wednesdays through Sundays including the big sites in downtown Cleveland and a Historic Neighborhood Tour of Ohio City and Tremont.

Bistro on Lincoln Park are offering Wednesday Tremont Farmer's Market dinners made from fresh local ingredients they buy at the market the day before

RTA's "Where's Cleveland?" scavenger hunts continue on Saturday, July 23. Teams of 2-4 test how well they know the city earning points to win a grand prize. The catch is you can only use transit to hunt down the answers.

The city's Office of Sustainability helps kids through United Way's Youth Opportunities Unlimited program each summer learn green collar jobs skills. Their output includes rain gardens and rain barrels which are distributed free to Cleveland residents. If you are a Cleveland resident and want a free 55-gal. rain barrel, contact your community development corporation (i.e. Tremont West Development Corp. at 216-575-0920)

Slavic Village is rolling ahead with its Riding Tigers, a week-long bike camp for 10-13 year olds. Four groups of twelve get a new bike, skills drills, helmets and neighborhood tours led by bike police. It's a model for other Cleveland neighborhoods.

The Central Bike Club is another shining example of youth bike programs in Cleveland. Started last summer and continuing this year, the Greater Cleveland Y program aiding children in Cleveland's Central neighborhood works with 25 kids ages 12-14. get a free refurbished bicycle, free bike helmet and free bike lock, courtesy of the Ohio City Bike Co-Op. Participants take part in bicycle safety classes and a bicycle rodeo, as well as weekly "ride-offs" in and around not only the Central neighborhood, but also the Metro Cleveland area. Each "ride-off" begins at the Downtown YMCA, 2200 Prospect Avenue.

So far, students involved have ridden their bikes to Cleveland landmarks such as Browns Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in addition to exploring their own Central neighborhood.

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