Community Invited to Participate in 2nd Annual Bike Belmont

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Building a Better Belmont coalition will present the second annual Bike Belmont event from 1 to 3 p.m. May 19.

Registration for the event, which includes a free lunch at the B&O Station Banquet Hall, will open at 12:30 p.m. 

Organizers expect this year’s event to have between 100 and 150 riders. The registration deadline is May 15. Register HERE.

In a news release, organizers said the purpose of Bike Belmont is to explore the diverse businesses along the Belmont Avenue corridor, to promote Belmont Avenue as a vital connector to employers and essential services, to connect with each other and to interact with the stakeholders along the corridor.

This year, there are two routes designed to accommodate more levels of riders. All riders will start and end their rides at the B&O Station. 

There will be a community ride for most levels of riders, which will travel to Giant Eagle in Liberty Township and return to the B&O Station, with multiple stops along the way at local businesses. This route is 10 miles at a comfortable pace. 

There will also be a second ride for more experienced riders to explore Belmont Avenue, traveling further north after it becomes Youngstown-Kingsville Road in Vienna Township. This route will turn around at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport before heading south to return to the B&O Station and is 22 miles total at a more moderate pace.

The event will conclude with refreshments and lunch. Information will also be shared about ways for community members to get involved in future Building a Better Belmont activities.

The presenting sponsor for this year’s Bike Belmont is Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, which is celebrating its 50th year on Belmont Avenue. Other event sponsors include the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, The city of Youngstown, Mercy Health, Accessible Home Services and Minuteman Press. The WalMart store in Liberty has donated 200 reusable water bottles for riders.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.