City Of Cincinnati Partners For Bikeable MPMF; Pedal For Progress To Rally On Midpoint Midway

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A new partnership between the City of Cincinnati and the MidPoint Music Festival will make the event more bike-friendly this year.

During MPMF.11 Sept. 22-24, the city will convert a number of on-street metered parking spaces into bicycle-only spaces, each with a lockable bike corral that can accommodate 12 bicycles. These temporary spaces are in addition to the numerous permanent bicycle racks already located throughout downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.

“We want to encourage festival goers to try going carless this year,” says Michael Moore, Cincinnati’s Director of the Department of Transportation & Engineering. “With all of the venues located in such a compact area in OTR and Downtown, this is a great opportunity to experience how easy it is to get around town on a bicycle.”

“MidPoint’s efforts to present a tighter, easily navigated festival this year is accentuated beautifully by the cities efforts to create an even more bike-friendly environment,” MPMF Executive Producer Dan McCabe says.

Download the map showing MPMF.11 venues and bicycle parking from the City of Cincinnati’s web site: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/transeng/downloads/transeng_pdf43912.pdf

On the Saturday of MPMF.11, Sept. 24, local bike enthusiasts will be participating in Moving Planet, a global day of action to move beyond fossil fuels. Hundreds of events are scheduled in cities and towns across the world to call for solutions to the ecological crises we face and to move our planet in a new, sustainable direction.

Cincinnati riders will rally on the MidPoint Midway at 1 p.m. Saturday after a bike ride from Hoffner Park in Northside to the Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine. They’ll then bike the proposed Cincinnati Streetcar route in Over-the-Rhine and downtown, returning to partake in the Box Truck Carnival, music, food and other festivities on the Midway.