Secure Your Tickets Now for a Chance to Win a Charge Grater Commuter Bicycle Courtesy of Beat Cycles

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled doesn’t return to Downtown Lakewood until July 8, yet it’s not too early to get ready for this highly-anticipated community event.

LakewoodAlive is proud to announce the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle presented by Beat Cycles.  This raffle offers contestants an opportunity to win one of two Charge Grater commuter bicycles valued collectively at more than $2,000.

Charge Grater 3 Bike

LakewoodAlive is proud to announce the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle presented by Beat Cycles.

Bike enthusiasts are invited to visit to secure raffle tickets in advance for two separate drawings (for both female and male bike models) now through July 7.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at Beat Cycles (15608 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood) starting Tuesday, June 20.  Look for the bikes to be on display in Beat Cycles’ storefront window.

Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.

Tickets will be available during the Summer Meltdown, which takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.  The raffle drawing will be held at 9:30 p.m. on the main stage in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood.  Contestants need not be present to win, and both winners will also receive the opportunity to visit Beat Cycles for a complimentary bike helmet.

Beat Cycles has generously donated two Charge Grater commuter bicycles to serve as raffle prizes.  Charge’s award-winning Grater series of urban bicycles features lightweight aluminum frames and reliable parts for riding in any weather.  Designed for the everyday cyclists, these versatile bikes also sport puncture-resistant tires and anti-rust chains to help you keep maintenance to a minimum.  Visit Beat Cycles for more information.

“Lakewood is renowned as a bicycle-friendly city, and we are thrilled to partner with Beat Cycles to offer the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle,” said Ian Andrews, LakewoodAlive Executive Director.  “Fittingly, the bicycles being raffled reflect an urban commuter style conducive to riding in Lakewood.”

One of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties, the Summer Meltdown draws nearly 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood.  This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and Elmwood, offering seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities.  These include the Meltdown 5K presented by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood, the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run presented by Lakewood Family YMCA, the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood, a street festival, live music, food vendors, outdoor activities, games and more.

For more information regarding the Lakewood Summer Meltdown, please visit

Raffle Note: Bikes cannot be swapped for different sizes.  Other restrictions apply.

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled

Platinum Sponsor:

Meltdown 5K Sponsor:
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood

Beer Garden & Gold Medal Sponsor:
First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors:
City of Lakewood
Beat Cycles
Cuyahoga Community College
Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation and Education Department

1 Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsor
Lakewood Family YMCA

Table Sponsor:
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty

Beer Garden Stage Sponsor:
The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Cox Communications 
Lakewood Urgent Care
Peace Racing
West Side Skates

Bronze Medal Sponsors:
Ride + Workout
2nd Sole
The Lakewood Citizen
Window Universe