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PRIDE IN THE CLE™ • PRIDE RIDE
2022 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
We are excited to announce that Pride Ride will hit the streets of Cleveland again this fall! The event moving to October adheres to the spirit of Pride in the CLE™ as a movement, not just a moment. October is recognized as LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day is celebrated in October 11.
Join us as we celebrate this movement throughout the year and elevate our voices to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights!
PRIDE RIDE 2022 GALLERY
WHAT IS PRIDE RIDE?
In 2020, early in to the pandemic, staff at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and the Pride in the CLE team were faced with some difficult decisions regarding the city's annual Pride celebration. After first pushing the event back further into the calendar year, the team soon realized that an in person gathering would not be able to take place safely.
In the throes of this new reality, the idea of Pride Ride was borne out of similar socially distanced school graduation "parades" held throughout the region. In its second year, the Pride Ride continued to grow and is poised to become a new tradition for our community. Even with the in-person march and festival returning this June, many still asked if Pride Ride would be returning.
And so, we are proud to ride once again and carry the movement of PRIDE through the rest of the year. We are excited to celebrate in October, which is recognized as LGBTQ+ History Month as well as National Coming Out Day on October 11. Here in Cleveland, we also traditionally celebrate LGBTQ+ Heritage Day, honoring individuals who promote and contribute to the vitality of Northeast Ohio's queer community. All this to say, we simply cannot wait to ride with pride through our neighborhoods this fall!
PRIDE RIDE 2022 OFFICIAL ROUTE
PRIDE RIDE is back and in a new location! Staging for the ride will take place at Cleveland Lakefront Municipal Parking Lot (The Muni Lot) we will be sure to let you know of specific times closer to the date of the ride, but know that we will gather roughly beginning at 10AM and depart on the following route at 12PM!
Stay tuned as we will have more to come including important health and wellness offerings at the Center following the ride!
WHO CAN RIDE?
Anyone with a valid driver's license is allowed to register to drive a vehicle and all are welcome to ride a bicycle or electric scooter! Please note that all driver's and cyclists must adhere to the rules of the road while on the ride! And yes, motorcycles are allowed!
We do ask folks interested in riding to register ahead of time so that we can have a general idea of how many riders to expect in joining us. YOU CAN STILL JOIN IF YOU FORGET TO REGISTER!
If you don't want to ride but still would like to cheer on Pride Ride participants, we strongly encourage you to join in by lining the streets along the route!
WE'VE GOT MERCH!
Celebrate Pride Ride and take home your own public display of Pride here in the CLE!
'WE HAVE PRIDE IN THE CLE' YARD SIGNS! | $15
- These signs remain a fixture on lawns across the region! First available in 2020, you may have seen the signs around the Gordon Square area in storefronts and in residential lawns. The signs are available now for purchase at the Center only.
PRIDE IN THE CLE GUARDIAN T-SHIRTS | $25
- A community favorite, these shirts have remained in popular demand. Designed for our 2021 Pride Ride celebration by local artist Jack Watson (@jackwatson05 on Instagram), the Pride in the CLE Guardian T-Shirts are unique to Cleveland and continue to be a visible testament to our Pride here in Northeast Ohio and around the globe!
Shirts will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY at Pride Ride both at the staging area in the Muni Lot as well as at the Center!