Gear Up for Annual Bike for Beck
Beck Center for the Arts is hosting its fifth annual Bike for Beck, a fundraising cycling event, on Sunday, May 22. Cyclists will take to the Cleveland Metroparks between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., beginning and ending at Beck Center, located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.
Participants may choose from 12-, 25-, or 60-mile rides. The community is invited to a free, family-friendly arts and music festival at Beck Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from Bike for Beck will benefit quality arts education programs at Beck Center. Registration is available online at beckcenter.org.
The cost for Bike for Beck is $40 per rider and includes a t-shirt and rider packet for the first 175 registrants. Riders ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult rider. The all-new Slow Roll, an 8-mile family ride through Lakewood neighborhoods, begins at 11 a.m. with day-of-event registration. Cyclists participating in the MetroParks rides may also combine the Slow Roll into their schedule.
Beck Center’s free and open to the public festival will consist of interactive arts experiences, including bike safety activities, drum circles, chalk drawing, yoga, and more! Highlights also include improv by Something Dada, and an art station by Faber-Castell. Work for sale by local artists will available at the onsite Arts Market. A community welcome will take place at noon followed by live music on the outdoor red stage featuring the Beck Center Big Finish Band and Thor Platter & His Bluegrass Band. Refreshment will be available.
Pat Miller is Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator for Beck Center.