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Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2012

Beat The Pain Of The Pump With Pedal Power

bikesRediscover the joy and freedom of riding a bike! Leave your car at home and head down a healthy new path during Bike Week Pasadena, May 14-19. A joint effort by the city and the non-profit group CICLE, this fun annual event celebrates bicycling as a safe, sustainable way to get around town.

A week full of free activities will help teach new riders how to navigate safely in traffic and encourage all of us to share the road.
Meet at Memorial Park on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. for a “Taste of Pasadena Tour” through the eateries of the Playhouse District. Learn to fix your own bike and join a group ride on Ladies’ Night, Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Paseo Colorado. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard leads a family-friendly three-mile bike ride around the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with festivities starting and ending at Arroyo Boulevard and Seco Street.

Then leave the car at home on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 17, making a morning pit stop at City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. for snacks and socializing. On your ride home from work, stop at Incycle from 5 to 7 p.m. for a safety check, discounts and a New Belgium Shift party. During the Bike-in Movie Night on Friday, May 18, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., you’ll ride from Incycle to One Colorado for a fun bike flick. Or join the Pasadena All City Bicycle Ride on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. to visit Pasadena landmarks before ending at Paseo 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 bike@cicle.org or
all 323-478-0060.