Plus, OSU receives another multi-million donation
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🚲 Spinnin’ around the city
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How often do you bike in Columbus? | Photo by @codybworld
Columbus may not be the biking capital of the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shred some tread in the 614. The city was ranked a “somewhat bikeable city” + we’re sharing a handful of businesses that prove two wheels can be better than four.

Note: Whether you’re a first-time biker, or long-time rider, it’s always a good idea to take a look at the Columbus Metro Bike Map + plan your routes. Stay safe out there.

Food and drink

  • Katalina’s | Multiple locations | Both of these breakfast + brunch favorites are known for having large parking lots + plenty of street parking.
  • The North Market | Multiple locations | Use Spruce Street while downtown, or hop on the 150+ miles of bike paths in Dublin to find the Bridge Park location.
  • Seventh Son Brewing Co. | 1101 N. Fourth St., Italian Village | Bike lanes can be used to find this local brewery, including on N. Fourth Street + Fifth Avenue.


  • COSI | 333 W. Broad St., Downtown | Find bike parking + CoGo racks near by, including Bicentennial Park.
  • Goodwill Columbus | Multiple locations | Not only are these often along bike lanes, they also offer racks in front of the store.
  • Roll | Multiple locations | Support a local business with national reach by fixing your bike at Roll.


  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Branch | 96 S. Grant Ave., Downtown | Find parking near the library or near Topiary Park just around the block.
  • CoGo Bike Share | Multiple locations | Find rentable bikes all around Columbus + park them at other CoGo stations near popular areas like the Short North.
  • Columbus Public Health | 240 Parsons Ave., Olde Towne East | This local medical center is located along a bike lane + offers a large parking lot.
Tuesday, May 23
  • Taco Tuesday | Tuesday, May 23 | 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. | Jimmy V’s Grill & Pub, Multiple locations | Cost of purchase | Take advantage of discounts on tacos, Mexican beers, and margaritas.
Wednesday, May 24
  • Chad & JT | Wednesday, May 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Columbus Funny Bone, 145 Easton Town Ctr., Easton | $30 | Watch this duo that has been featured on many popular talk shows, including “Howard Stern” + “Ellen.”
Thursday, May 25
  • Watsky | Thursday, May 25 | 7 p.m. | Newport Music Hall, 1722 N. High St., Campus | $28-$66 | Catch this hip-hop artist with millions of subscribers on YouTube.
  • Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival | Thursday, May 25-Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | Historic Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus | $35-$600+ | Listen to some of the biggest bands in rock music, including KISS, Tool, and the Foo Fighters.
Friday, May 26
  • Duo Night | Friday, May 26 | 9:30 p.m. | The Nest Theatre, 2643 N. High St., Columbus | $13 | Watch this improv group create entire skits based on a single suggestion.
Saturday, May 27
  • Movie Night: “Moana” | Saturday, May 27 | 8-10 p.m. | Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown | Free | Watch this Disney princess movie under the stars in the Commons lawn.
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Why we’re adding a road trip to Indianapolis to our summer bucket list
A family walks outside of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The world’s largest children’s museum (located in Indianapolis) showcases dinosaurs bursting from the walls, paying tribute to their popular Dinosphere exhibit inside. | Photo provided by Visit Indy
Need a family-friendly getaway? In just three hours, you could be exploring everything Indianapolis has to offer (think: a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a stroll in White River State Park, or a visit to the zoo). Whatever your pace, Indy has an experience that is just your speed.

Pro tip: The Indy Attraction Pass gets you admission to eight of the city’s top attractions for one low price, including The Children’s Museum, the gardens at Newfields, and so much more.*
News Notes
  • Where Ya Bin, a new cost-saving retail store, will open on Friday, June 2 in Dublin at 6020 Sawmill Rd., Ste. 300. The store features bins at set price points with overstocked goods (think: Amazon returns) + is updated weekly with new items.
  • Creole Kitchen, a local restaurant of 15+ years, is planning to move to a new location at 795 E. Long St. in The Ogden. The owners hope to reopen in the new space in March 2024 and expect to close before late fall this year. (614now)
  • COTA approved a $30 million bond sale, which will allow the local bus provider to upgrade its McKinley Avenue location. Once finished, the overhauled facility will feature electric buses. This is the first time in COTA history that a bond sale was approved. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Join Columbus City Council on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. to celebrate “Africa Day,” an inaugural ceremony to honor those who moved from Africa to Columbus. The evening takes place at 90 W. Broad St. with light refreshments and guest speakers.
  • The Ohio State University continues to receive lofty donations this year, this time in the form of a $15 million to support medical research. The newly acquired funds will be focused on research that helps and treats conditions that mostly affect women. (Columbus Business First)
  • Bath & Body Works, a Columbus-based retailer, announced it will soon launch a new line of laundry detergent as one of many upcoming pilot programs. The new line should hit stores this fall, and loyalty members can vote on the first batch of scents that will be released. (Columbus Business First)
  • Contemplating an e-bike purchase? Upway — the No. 1 certified e-bike provider — sells top-quality electric bikes up to 60% cheaper than retail. Shop top e-bike brands in new or like-new condition. Bonus: Your bike will ship right to your door, so you can immediately experience the sheer joy of effortless travel.*
A moment for honest work
CBUStoday David Brandt
This Ohio man found internet fame thanks to this photo. | Photo via USDA
Today, we’re honoring David Brandt — an Ohio man who took the internet by storm and made us all smile.

On Monday, May 22, David passed away at the age 76 in Fairfield County in Ohio, just southeast of Columbus. And it’s this tragic news that has brought his story, and photo, back to everyone’s minds.

David went viral for a photo of himself casually standing on a farm. It was discovered by Reddit, where one user captioned with big text, “It ain’t much, but it’s honest work.” That joke quickly resonated, both as a funny joke + a representation of honesty and hard work.

So thank you to David, and to his family. Read more about him and the legacy he’s leaving behind.
The Wrap
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From the editor
Happy Tuesday, CBUS. We’re almost through May and that means it’s time to start planning out June. Do you have any must-do events I should know about? Send them my way.
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