Blimp City Bike & Hike Announces Earth Day Initiative to Support Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

"Blimp My Ride" encourages Akron residents to ride their bikes to work in honor of Earth Day; donation to be made to local nonprofit

Mar 30, 2011, 11:11 ET from Blimp City Bike & Hike

AKRON, Ohio, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blimp City Bike & Hike ("Blimp City"), an Akron-based retail shop specializing in offering quality bicycles and outdoor specialty products, today announces the introduction of "Blimp My Ride", its Earth Day initiative to benefit Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


For this corporate social responsibility undertaking, Blimp City pledges to donate $5 to Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park for every Akron-area resident who rides a bike to work at least once during the week of Earth Day, April 18-22*.  Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging public support for and enhancing public enjoyment of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio's only national park.

"Like Blimp City Bike & Hike, we have a strong commitment to bicycling and healthy lifestyles," said Deb Yandala, CEO for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "We appreciate this partnership with Blimp City which will benefit exciting projects within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park."

Akron-area residents who participate in "Blimp My Ride" will be entered into a raffle to win a bicycle courtesy of Blimp City.  The process to demonstrate participation is easy – simply email Blimp City at with a photo of you and your bike in front of a sign from your place of employment.

"The environmental, economic and health benefits to biking are numerous," said Blimp City owner Andy Bixenstine, noting that gasoline prices in Akron recently exceeded $3.50/gallon. "To 'Blimp your ride' is to rethink how you commute to work, and we urge Akronites to consider trading in their car keys for a bicycle this Earth Day to pay respect to our planet."

In other news, with the advent of spring Blimp City formally introduces its 2011 bicycle models.  Highlights of Blimp City's bicycle lineup include:

  • 2011 Felt Cafe 7 – A perfect balance of style and comfort for rides ranging from urban commutes to park cruises.
  • 2011 Kona Dew – Blimp City's flagship hybrid blending the durability of a mountain bike with the performance of a road bike.
  • 2011 Felt Z85 – An ideal road bike renowned for both value and performance.

About Blimp City Bike & Hike

Blimp City Bike & Hike, "Akron's Headquarters for Adventure at Home," is a full-service bicycle shop dedicated to offering exceptional customer service and competitive pricing.  In addition to selling, servicing and renting quality bicycles, Blimp City carries a full line of apparel and accessories from the outdoor specialty industry.  Founded in 2009, Blimp City is located in Akron, Ohio, at 1720 Unit A Merriman Rd. in the Merriman Valley business district on the Towpath Trail along the southern border of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  For more information, please call 330-836-6600 or visit

*Limit $5 donation per rider.  Blimp City reserves the right to institute a donation cap.

Matt Bixenstine
Public Relations Manager
Blimp City Bike & Hike

SOURCE Blimp City Bike & Hike