April News

Urban Ex: The Lorax Ride III

On Saturday, April 14th, the Lorax Ride returns to explore Pasadena’s greenest, energy-leanest, and most sustainable sites. The third annual Lorax Ride is part of Pasadena’s Earth & Arts Festival. Join us to celebrate Earth Day, art, the creative spirit and community. We’ll return to the festival so you can enjoy vendors, food, and the beer garden!

Stops on our eco-friendly ride include a tour of the LEED Silver rated Pasadena Water and Power facility, a delicious gathering at Whole Foods, and a look at the waterwise Arlington Gardens.

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Time: 11:00am (ride leaves promptly at 11:30am)

Location: Pasadena Memorial Park (E. Holly St. and N. Raymond Ave.)

Price: Free!!

Invite your friends with our Facebook event.

What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order. All participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

ArtNight Recap: A Joyful Night Ride

In March, C.I.C.L.E. teamed up with Pasadena ArtNight for our biannual ArtNight Ride.  We were 70 bicyclists strong, with many friendly new faces!  Art Night is always a great opportunity to see interesting art, but to also see the community’s reaction as our group cruises by hassle-, gas-, and parking-free.  And with the money we save and calories we burn, we can afford to gorge ourselves at the food trucks!  As always, fantastic collections at the Armory for the Arts, Side Street Project, Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Pasadena Museum of History. Great vibes, people, and art.  Thanks to everyone who was part of the evening.

Bike Ed:…Got a Ticket To Ride?

April 13th – Shopping By Bike Demo: 3 – 5pm

Transporting groceries and goods using a bicycle has never been so easy.  C.I.C.L.E. will lead this educational demo on how to load your bicycle up with your latest purchases.  Never look for a parking space again!  Stop by the Eagle Rock Plaza Earth Day Fair and learn how to Shop by Bike!

Location: Eagle Rock Plaza – 2700 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Price:  Free! Stop by and enjoy the fair!

April 21st – Adult Learn to Ride: 11am-1pm (Atwater Village) 

Did you never learn to ride a bicycle but would like to learn as an adult? Now’s your chance! Join C.I.C.L.E. instructors for this two-hour class that will get you out there rolling on two wheels. Bring your own bicycle. If you do not have a bicycle, we may be able to provide you with one.

Price: $30 (class) $10 (bicycle rental if needed) Information on what to bring and location will be provided in confirmation. SPACE IS LIMITED. Email bike@cicle.org to RSVP.

Recycle Your Change, Support C.I.C.L.E.!

Our health-promoting, sustainable-minded friends at Whole Foods Market Arroyo are helping us fill up our piggy bank.  All the loose change collected at each register from Monday, April 9th through July 1st will be donated to C.I.C.L.E.!

Support C.I.C.L.E. and leave some change at Whole Foods Market Arroyo on 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105.

 

 

Safety Tip of the Month: Dogs

They may be man’s best friend, but sometimes too friendly with bicycles.  Like many other bicyclists, you may have had a close call with a dog while riding.  Here’s a few tips to help you prevent a fall or a rabies shot.

  • Keep an eye out for loose dogs.  Bike-Dog collisions do occasionally happen, but you can reduce the risk by looking out for dogs when riding residential streets.
  • Ignore the dog– it’s just protecting its territory.  It will stop chasing you once you ride past it.
  • Some dogs bark and chase for fun with no intention of attacking.
  • Shouting can startle the dog long enough to get it to leave you alone .
  • Squirt the dog with your water bottle.
  • Get off your bike and put the bike between you and the dog.

 

Upcoming Events on Two Wheels

April 13th – Shopping By Bike Demo – C.I.C.L.E. will lead this educational demo on how to load your bicycle up with your latest purchases.

April 14th – C.I.C.L.E.’s Lorax Ride –  On Saturday, April 14th, the Lorax Ride returns to explore Pasadena’s greenest, energy-leanest, and most sustainable sites. The third annual Lorax Ride is part of Pasadena’s Earth & Arts Festival. Join us to celebrate Earth Day, art, the creative spirit and community.

April 15thCicLAviaCar-free streets open for the people to enjoy by foot, bicycle, skateboard, jump-rope and other human-powered devices. 

April 21st  – C.I.C.L.E.’s Adult Learn to Ride Class – Never ridden a bike before?  It’s not too late Now’s your chance to learn!

May 14-19th Bike Week Pasadena – Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the 6th annual Bike Week Pasadena, May 14th-19th, 2012.  C.I.C.L.E. and the City of Pasadena have planned a delightful week-long array of pedal-powered fun for most skill levels and age groups to promote bicycling as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation.