Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes is back ~ 13th year!
Saturday, May 20th
Free and open to ALL!
Registration begins at 10 a.m. • Raffle at 2 p.m.
(For express registration, please click here to download our release form. Print and fill it out and bring it to the event to save yourself some time.)
Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes is back and returns to its original format on Saturday, May 20, 2023 during Cleveland Bicycle Month. Win great prizes, including brand new bicycles, simply by exploring local businesses and other points of interest while riding your bicycle throughout Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood.
This year the ride will start at Old Brooklyn’s newest recreational green space – Brighton Park. The 25-acre park is located on Pearl Road, near Burger King just south of Wildlife Way. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and you will receive your punch card and a map of Old Brooklyn businesses and points of interest. Ride your bicycle to as many of those destinations as you’d like, having your punch card stamped at each. Destinations will open and start stamping cards at 10 a.m. Make your registration quicker and more simple by downloading, printing, and completing our release and bringing it to the park.
Everyone should return to Brighton Park by 1:30 p.m. to receive a raffle ticket for each stamp on your punch card. Each ticket is a chance to win prizes of your choice. Drop as many raffle tickets as you’d like in the bucket next to the prize you would like to win. The raffle begins promptly at 2 p.m.
The event is FREE and open to all. Participants are advised to practice bicycle safety: bring a lock, wear a helmet, and follow local traffic laws. We suggest children under 16 be accompanied by an adult.
Parking: Parking is available on Broadview and Pearl Roads – orange areas labeled on the map below. Please look for Pedal for Prizes parking signs along these streets. Street parking is also available in the surrounding area.
T-Shirts: We will have Pedal for Prizes t-shirts for sale for $20 each. Proceeds will be used for us to bring back Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes in 2024. It’s money well spent if you enjoy the event and would like to see it continue in the future. If you’d like to purchase one in advance you can do so using this link.
Weather: The event happens regardless of the weather. Please plan accordingly as we know how quickly things can change!
Raffle: The raffle begins promptly at 2 p.m. We will be raffling several brand new bikes, as well as many other prizes. In all, we should have 50+ prizes valued at a minimum of $20. We won’t have a final list until a day or two before the event, as we are receiving and packaging prizes up until the last minute. Help us move the raffle along by returning punctually and dropping your tickets in the bins of the prizes you’d like to win. Please remain patient during the raffle and help others be patient as well. Your cooperation will help it go quickly and smoothly, which everyone would like.
50/50 Raffle: We will be hosting a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser for next year’s event. If you enjoy the event, please consider participating, as every dollar helps us host a first-class event next year.
Destinations: We provide a map with addresses of destinations at which you’ll have your card stamped. Some participants have had success using GPS or riding in small groups in the past. Return to Brighton Park in time to exchange your punch card for raffle tickets and drop them in your desired prize bins. Remember, the raffle starts at 2 p.m.
Cheating: Pedal for Prizes is meant to be a fun event done by bicycle. We are hardworking volunteers who have put hundreds, if not thousands of hours of our own time into coordinating a fun event for the community. We have no tolerance for people who cheat and drive their cars from destination to destination. Participants found to be using motor vehicles for the event will have their punch cards revoked and will be barred from participating in the raffle. Do the right thing. If you observe instances of cheating, please report it to us immediately. Merchants and people staffing our destinations will be keeping an eye out for foul play as well.
Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes is a grassroots volunteer initiative organized and funded by a small group of committed Old Brooklyn residents and merchants. We thank you for your participation and hope you enjoy the event as much as we do!
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Are we cycling on main roads with lots of traffic? Is there an age restriction? Are children allowed?
Yes there will be cycling on some main roads. Traffic varies so we advise that riders understand traffic laws. There is no age restriction and children are allowed. All children under 18 are advised to wear a helmet. Every year we have lots of families with children of all ages. Pull-behind kid trailers are welcome and there will be a police presence during the event.
Would like to register me and my daughter
You can download the release form on the website and fill one out for each of you and bring them to the event. Or you can just show up Saturday morning and fill them out there. It does make things go faster when riders come with the forms already filled out and then they can get going on the ride right away.