COGO B I K E S H A R E
Weekend events for Apr 18-20

Some great stuff going on this fine weekend, Columbus! Saturday is both Record Store Day and the kickoff of Alternative Fashion Week, both of which are happening right in our neighborhood! And there’s more to do as well. Why don’t you check out…

Clippers vs. Toledo Mudhens
Where: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln
When: Friday at 7:15 p.m.
Nearest station: Nationwide Blvd & Neil Ave, 0.1 miles away

Record Store Day
Where: Spoonful Records, 116 E Long St
When: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nearest station: 3rd St & Gay St, 0.1 miles away

AIDSWalk Central Ohio
Where: Arch Park, 218 West St
When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon
Nearest station: Nationwide Blvd & Neil Ave, 0.1 miles away

Craftin’ Outlaws
Where: Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nearest station: Convention Center, right out front

Clippers vs. Toledo Mudhens (Double Header!)
Where: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln
When: Saturday at 3:05 (game 1) 
Nearest station: Nationwide Blvd & Neil Ave, 0.1 miles away

DRAUMA
Where: The Bluestone, 583 E Broad St
When: Saturday at 9 p.m.
Nearest station: Columbus Museum of Art, 0.2 miles away

cogobikeshare:

Believe it or not, Summer is coming, and we’ve got lots of fun stuff planned! But—our staff can’t do it alone. That’s why we need volunteers to help with some of our summer events, such as

  • The Pride Parade/Festival
  • Comfest
  • The Doo-Dah Parade

Volunteers receive free annual membership and t-shirt following first completed shift

Interested? We need volunteers for various shifts during events. Volunteers will help educate the public, and man the prize wheel we will have set up. A brief training on talking points and information about our system will be provided, as will water and snacks. Depending on shift, minimal setup or tear-down may be necessary.

Sign-ups will begin in May, so watch this space!

We have made it through- winter is finally behind us! This spring we have much to celebrate and can barely contain our excitement for what will surely be an incredible year.

We begin the season with a bevy of fun events, including Earth Day at Columbus Commons, ComFest, Pride and the Doo Dah Parade, just to name a few. CoGo is looking for volunteers to help out with our booth at events.

This is a great opportunity to increase public awareness for CoGo Bike Share and support a Columbus green initiative. Not to mention, all volunteers receive a FREE annual membership after completion of first shift!

Volunteer Responsibilities

CoGo volunteers serve as brand ambassadors during community events. Responsibilities include:

  • Meet and greet event attendees.
  • Represent CoGo Bike Share to members of the public in an educated, enthusiastic and professional manner.
  • Arrive at specified times and locations. Wear T-shirt and cap identifying you with CoGo Bike Share.
  • Work with event staff to perform assigned tasks such as booth setup/ tear down and collection of attendee email addresses.
  • Debrief on success of event and participate in brainstorming further community outreach. 

To sign up:

  • Go to Signupgenius.com.
  • Under “Find A Signup”, enter “creator’s email”:ashleytucker@altabicycleshare.com
  • Enter random letters and numbers in the space 
  • Click an event listed for “CoGo Volunteers”
  • Next to the time slot you choose, click “sign up”
  • Enter your information and add to your calendar

Please take a look at the events at your earliest convenience and be sure to like CoGo Bike Share on Facebook to receive updates when volunteer registration opens.

Feel free to email or message us with any questions, clarification, or instruction regarding volunteering and sign ups.

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HINT: This awesome company is partnerting with us for our Bike to Work Week Event with the City on May 16th! Check out the website and sign up there to ride with us! www.columbus.gov/B2W2014

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HINT: This awesome company is partnerting with us for our Bike to Work Week Event with the City on May 16th! Check out the website and sign up there to ride with us! www.columbus.gov/B2W2014

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Local Happenings for the Week of Apr 14

Thanks for all the rides this weekend, Columbus! Barring a little chilly weather on Tuesday, it looks like it will be staying warm all week. If you’re up for more pedaling, we can point out a few things to do!

Page Meets Stage: Raena Shirali meets Rachel Wiley
Where: Impero Coffee, 849 N High St
When: Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Nearest station: High St & Lincoln St, 0.2 miles away

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Where: Nationwide Arena, Nationwide Blvd
When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Nearest station: Nationwide Arena, right out front

The Who’s Tommy
Where: Short North Stage, 1187 N High St
When: Thursday at 8 p.m. Continuing through Apr 27 (follow link for additional showtimes)
Nearest station: High St & 2nd Ave, 0.4 miles away

Why CoGo Memberships?

Are you on the fence? With Spring here and Summer on the way, here are a few reasons why CoGo Memberships will make your downtown life a whole lot easier, and a lot more fun. 

Weekend Events for Apr 11-13

Well, well, is that the first 7-degree weather of the season hitting us this weekend? And would you guess that there are tons of things you can do to celebrate? Yes, and yes! Here are some ideas we’ve stumbled across:

Oh Starry Night
Where: Grange Audubon Center, 400 W Whittier St
When: Friday at 7 p.m. (registration required)
Nearest station: Scioto Audubon, right out front

Gilly Garage: an overdue delivery of new aerial performance and other movement delights
Where: 400 W Rich St
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Nearest station: Bicentennial Park, 0.4 miles away

Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Nearest station: High St & Broad St, 0.2 miles away

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400 W Rich Winter Market
Where: 400 W Rich St
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nearest station: Bicentennial Park, 0.4 miles away

Ohio Art League Symposium Workshop: Photographing Your Artwork
Where: CCAD Photo Labs, 101 N Washington Ave
When: Saturday at 1 p.m. (registration required)
Nearest station: CCAD, 0.2 miles away

The Moonlight Market
Where: E Gay St between N High St and N 3rd St
When: Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m.
Nearest station: 3rd St & Gay St, right on the corner

Charmaine: The Self-Titled Show
Where: MadLab Theatre, 277 N 3rd St
When: Saturday at 8 p.m.
Nearest station: Sensenbrenner Park, 0.2 miles away

North Market Coffee Roast Brunch
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce St
When: Sunday at 10 a.m. (ticket required)
Nearest station: North Market, right out front

Hell City Tattoo Festival
Where: Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St
When: Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Nearest station: Convention Center, right out front

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The City is conducting a survey of residents to help guide the updating of its Bikeways Plan, the blueprint for future bikeway projects to make Columbus a more bike-friendly city.  The survey asks residents for input on how streets can be made safer for bicycling and driving on streets. The survey results will be considered as future bikeways projects are developed.  The Bikeways Plan was adopted in 2008.  

“We will continue to invest in sharrows, bike lanes, bike racks and other bikeways infrastructure, but the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists will always be the top priority,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman.  “Input from bicyclists, motorists and others through the survey will help us make future bikeways projects safer for cyclists and motorists.”

The update of the Bikeways Plan is being done to incorporate current best practices in bicycling education, encouragement, evaluation and engineering standards.

In 2014, the City will invest $5.6 million in bicycling facilities, including:

·        56 sharrow pavement markings on 1.1 miles of roadway

·        36 bike boulevard pavement markings on 2 miles of roadway

·        1.5 miles of shared-use paths

·        1.3 miles of bike lanes

·        5 miles of bike trails

·        50 bike racks

Under the leadership of Mayor Coleman and City Council, the City has invested in the following bicycle facilities, resources and bicycling events since the Bikeways Plan’s adoption in 2008:

·        209 Share the Road signs

·        1,225 sharrow pavement markings on 26.8 miles of roadways

·        109 bike boulevard pavement markings on 3.8 miles of roadways

·        153 bicycle detector pavement markings at 48 intersections

·        13 miles of new bike trails

·        4.3 miles of shared-use paths

·        393 bike racks

·        18 bike shelters

·        1 bike corral

·        CoGo bike sharing program with 300 bicycles at 30 bicycle stations

·        Mayor Coleman’s Annual Bike to Work Week event

·        Mayor Coleman’s Annual Twilight Bike Ride

 Check out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CbusTransportation

Paper copies of the survey are available by contacting Marie Keister at 614-565-2819.

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Need some inspiration for our Bike Art Contest? Head over to our friends at Spoke’n Art’s website and check out the wraps they’ve done for @divvybikes and @citibike! #cogobikeshare #uspowered #wereflect #asseenincolumbus #bikecolumbus #bikecbus #bikeshare #socolumbus #livelocal #expcols

Weekend events for Apr 4-6

First off, consider this your friendly reminder that this Saturday is the first Gallery Hop of spring in the short north! Parking is sure to be a frustrating process, but you can avoid the hassle if you park downtown and ride to any of our five short north stations: Convention Center, North Market, High & Lincoln, Neil & Buttles or High & 2nd. 

That said, here are some other events you may want to check out this weekend:

Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Where: Nationwide Arena, Nationwide Blvd
When: Friday at 7 p.m.
Nearest station: Nationwide Arena, right out front

Drums Downtown X
Where: Riffe Center, 77 S High St
When: Friday at 8 p.m.
Nearest station: High St & Broad St, 0.1 miles away

Rain: a Tribute to the Beatles
Where: The Palace Theatre, 34 W Broad St
When: Friday at 8 p.m.
Nearest station: High St & Broad St, right across the street

We Are Proud to Present…
Where: Riffe Center, 77 S High St
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Continuing through Apr 12 (follow link for more showtimes).
Nearest station: High St & Broad St, 0.1 miles away

Promusica Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No 1
Where: Southern Theatre, 21 E Main St
When: Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Nearest station: Dorrian Commons, 0.1 miles away

En Vogue
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E State St
When: Saturday at 8 p.m.
Nearest station: High St & Broad St, 0.2 miles away

Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders
Where: Nationwide Arena, Nationwide Blvd
When: Sunday at 6 p.m.
Nearest station: Nationwide Arena, right out front