Bike Corrals For MidPoint Music Festival

City To Expand Bicycle Parking For MidPoint Music Festival

On-Street Metered Parking Spaces Will Be Converted Into Temporary Bike Corrals

A new partnership between the City of Cincinnati and organizers of the MidPoint Music Festival will make the event more bike-friendly this year.

The City will convert several on-street metered parking spaces into bicycle-only parking spaces, each with a lockable bike corral that can accommodate 12 bicycles. These temporary spaces are in addition to the numerous permanent bicycle racks already located throughout Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine.

"We want to encourage festival goers to try going carless this year. With all of the venues located in such a compact area in OTR and Downtown, this is a great opportunity to experience how easy it is to get around town on a bicycle," said Michael Moore, Director of the Department of Transportation & Engineering.

The music festival, now in its 10th year, is expected to draw more than 20,000 people to Cincinnati, and will include over 180 bands from around the world, playing over three nights on 18 stages in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

The MidPoint Music Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 22 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.