We Have a New Office

As of May 1st, we are officially moved into a great newly renovated storefront space on May Street near E. McMillan St! Our new official address is 2505 May Street, so stop by and say hi sometime. We’re still putting finishing touches on the decor, but you might recognize those murals from the 2012 Cincinnati Street Food Fest! We are enjoying the flood of light through giant front windows, newly finished floors and a lot more desk space for our expanding staff. Look for an announcement about an open house soon, but for now here are some pictures.

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.

Get involved in Walnut Hills and have a great time doing it

Big plans are in the works for 2013 in Walnut Hills, but it will be impossible to accomplish anything without the help of Walnut Hills residents and supporters like you. We’re talking about neighborhood clean-ups on Saturdays, litter pick-ups along E. McMillan St., the Cincinnati Street Food Festival, graffiti removal and other yet-to-be announced events. We don’t see this so much as us asking for help, but rather as letting you in on some cool opportunities. We just assume that we all WANT to do everything we can to make Walnut Hills better!

So for now, just click to EXPRESS INTEREST. No specific date commitments are needed right now, just give us an email address and area of interest so that we can contact you with specific opportunities to help out. Oh, and all the cool people are going to be there.

Upcoming Alley Clean-up Day: April 27th

Speaking of volunteer opportunities…Have you ever glanced down a forgotten alleyway and wished it was cleaned up and usable again? Now’s your chance to spend a few hours on a Saturday to make a tangible difference in the neighborhood.

Join our clean-up team on Saturday, April 27 from 9 am – noon to begin the transformation of the 5-point alley network between Gilbert and Copelen Streets. Each month throughout the Summer our team will focus on recapturing and reviving this unique asset in the neighborhood. In partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, we will be busy sweeping leaves, pulling weeds, picking up litter, removing graffiti and trash, and removing honeysuckle in the area.  As well, we will spruce up our business district corridors on McMillan and Gilbert by mulching the tree beds and picking up litter.

Come be a part of making Walnut Hills beautiful!  If you are interested in helping out in April or throughout the Summer please sign up at the link above or email carlawalker@walnuthillsrf.org.