Bike Month rides into Walnut Hills

May is Bike Month, and there are several events set to take place here in Walnut Hills in partnership with Queen City Bike! Whether you’re a bike beginner looking to learn some basic maintenance skills, want to enjoy a meal and good conversation, or are just interested in a leisurely ride around historic Walnut Hills, there’s something for everyone. Join us!

Brew House Monday Happy Hours
Where: Brew House (1047 E. McMillan)
When: Every Monday in May, 4-7pm
Free appetizer to any bicycling patron who brings his or her helmets in!

Dinner + Bikes
Where: Harriet Beecher Stowe House (2950 Gilbert Ave.)
When: Saturday, May 25th, 7-10pm
Join us for a traveling road show of vegan food and bicycle inspiration! Joshua Ploeg will delight with a vegan buffet dinner, Elly Blue will present about transportation equity, and Joe Biel will show a near complete excerpt from Aftermass, his forthcoming documentary about the history of bicycle activism in Portland. Then we’ll talk local issues and peruse the traveling bookstore.

Fix-a-Flat & Bike Maintenance Workshop
When: Thursday, May 30th, 6-7pm
Where: Crossroads Lot, corner of McMillan and Chatham
Learn basic bike mechanics and maintenance techniques from the Queen City Bike experts.

Walnut Hills Architectural Bike Tour
When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2-3pm
Where: Leaving from corner of McMillan and Chatham
Join Queen City Bike to see and learn about the sights of beautiful Walnut Hills by bicycle. This casual ride is designed for riders of all abilities. We will be riding on neighborhood streets comfortably, with no major hills.

Pigs set to Fly through Walnut Hills

Flying Pig Half-Marathon to run along Gilbert Avenue Sunday, May 5th;
Harriet Beecher Stowe House needs Volunteers

The Flying Pig Half-Marathon will be running right down the center of Walnut Hills, along Gilbert Avenue from MLK south to Downtown. The race starts at 6:30am on Sunday, May 5th, so runners will start to appear in Walnut Hills shortly thereafter. There’s just something so mesmerizing about seeing crowds of people take over a major city street for hours and hours, and the runners will greatly appreciate your cheers.

But where to watch? Easy decision: go to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House (2950 Gilbert Avenue)! They’ll be hosting a viewing party on their lawn, with live music from the singer-songwriter trio of Raison D’Etre.

The Stowe House really needs volunteers to help pass out orange slices to runners, and will provide all volunteers with a delicious, homecooked, FREE breakfast. Based on who we know is cooking, we’ll go ahead and guarantee it will be good. If you can volunteer, please send a Facebook message to them at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Facebook page letting them know.


Throwback Thursday: The Harriet Beecher Stowe House

If you’ve ever wondered what role Walnut Hills played in the abolitionist movement, the Underground Railroad and the work in the North to end slavery, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 2950 Gilbert Avenue has some answers. The childhood home of Harriet Beecher, later married to Calvin Stowe and the author of the seminal work ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’, this house still stands today as a museum and place of learning. It is owned by the Ohio Historical Society and operated by Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Inc. The grounds are maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House from Walnut Hills Redevelopment on Vimeo.

Also, be sure to join us at our February Meet-up at, where else, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House!