Cyclists ride through baseball history for home opener

8:24 PM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- With baseball in the air and air in their tires, 50 cyclists took off from Ohio City to travel back in time.  These time machines run on pedal power.

"The three things I love are Cleveland, bicycling and baseball," said Bob Polk.

Polk has organized the Opening Day ride for the past two years.  Complete with police escort, and thanks to helmet cam, the riders traveled through the streets of Cleveland to their first historical spot League Park.

At League Park, the riders heard the pitch for the renovation project, that should be complete by next year's opening day.

Nancy Spencer took the day off from teaching to learn more about the history of baseball in Cleveland.

"I've been a fan since Rocky my lifetime," she said.

Next stop? The Baseball Heritage Museum. The museum is filled with signs and things signed by Bob Feller. A great place to reflect on the greatness of the game with your favorite person.

Then it was off to Progressive Field for the game. These riders covered eight miles and over 100 years of baseball history.

It was a picture perfect day for the home opener.


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