Bike and Dine Outside!
So your favorite restaurants have reopened…how are you getting there? Some streets are closing lanes to make more room for outdoor seating and safe physical distancing. With leaders allowing a slow reopen of certain businesses in the Ohio and Kentucky, restaurants are coming up with innovative ways to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Some parking options are slightly reduced, so now is the perfect time to try biking to your favorite restaurant downtown!
We’ve created a Bike Commuting Resource map for you to plan your trip. Much like our Find a Trail map, this interactive map has a complete network of our urban core’s bike infrastructure. Using this tool, you can find:
- Our region’s network of multi-use trails and on-road biking facilities
- Secure racks for bike parking
- Bike share kiosks (like Red Bike)
- Bike shops and repair stations
- Restrooms and water fountains (some may be closed due to COVID-19)
In partnership with the Devou Good Foundation, ReNewport, and Renaissance Covington, we’ve highlighted a comfortable biking route to explore Downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The ‘Food Loop’ is a little over 8 miles in length and traverses between local restaurants that have reopened their doors with outdoor seating options to accommodate physical distancing guidelines.
We encourage you to venture off the Food Loop to support Black-owned restaurants too. Here’s a full listing of these establishments, which are noted on our interactive map.
If you notice we missed a bike rack or restaurant with outdoor seating, feel free to shoot us an email and we’ll add it!