Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2011

Fun on Two Wheels

Leave your car at home and head down a healthy path during Bike Week Pasadena through May 21. A joint effort of the city and the non-profit group CICLE, the fun annual event celebrates bicycling as a safe, sustainable way to get around town.

Organizers have planned a week full of free activities designed to teach new riders how to navigate safely in traffic and encourage all of us to share the road. Watch for a film screening and discussion on how to make our streets bike-friendly Monday, May 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Pasadena’s mayor will lead a family-friendly 2.5-mile bike ride through town starting and ending with a festival at Pasadena City Hall Tuesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Learn to fix your own bike and join a group ride on Ladies Night, Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Paseo Colorado, then leave the car at home on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 19, making a pit stop at City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. for snacks and socializing. Take part in ArtNight Pasadena Friday, May 20, on two wheels, then learn how to transport groceries by bike during a special workshop and tour Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Shops on Lake Avenue. During the Pasadena All City Bicycle Ride that night from 6:30 to 9 p.m., you’ll pedal through the streets picking up new riders along the Arroyo Seco before ending at One Colorado for a Bike Week Pedal Party.

For complete details and a list of things to bring to group rides, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/trans/bikeweek, e-mail contact@cicle.org or call (323) 478-0060.

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