The City of Aurora will be holding it’s first Bike-N-Brainstorm event on October 1, 2016 at 9am. Please join us at the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail for a 6.5-mile ride to capture ideas for future connectivity within the City of Aurora.

Date: October 1, 2016

Time: 9am.

Location: Walker Building 129 W. Pioneer Trail Aurora Ohio



A Bike-N-Brainstorm is an active public meeting, which includes a bike ride and brainstorming session to receive feedback on improving biking in a local community.

Definition: Community bike ride & discussion

Purpose: Active Public Involvement

  • Alternative to typical public meeting
  • Experience on-road biking in a local community
  • Receive feedback on how to improve biking
  • Discuss future projects and potential improvements

Key Components:

  • Establish a diverse project team (elected officials, city staff, regional agencies, etc)
  • Determine the purpose (highlight challenges/opportunities, needed feedback, etc)
  • Create a route with various types of infrastructure (typically 6-8 miles)
  • Highlight on-road biking rules and safety tips
  • Brainstorm on how participants felt on ride and needed improvements


The Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) developed Bike-N-Brainstorm in 2012 to serve as a tool for public outreach by engaging bicyclists in a chosen bike route to improve biking conditions in a local community. More than 450 bicyclists have participated in twelve Bike-N-Brainstorm events from 2012-2015.  AMATS continues to partner with other communities toward encouraging bicycle infrastructure in making it a viable and safe active transportation option.

Below is a summary of Bike-N-Brainstorm events that have taken place in the Greater Akron area:


  • May 17, Market St
      • 16 bicyclists
  • Sept. 6, Downtown Akron
      • 16 bicyclists



  • June 26, Downtown Akron, (AMATS Switching Gears Conference)
  • Oct. 11, Ward 1 Community Bike Ride, Highland Square
      • 55 bicyclists




Check out photos from our events on our facebook page.