April Showers Bring May Bike Month!

Celebrate LA County’s Newest Cycle Tracks in Temple City with the “Old Roots, New Routes” Ride

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On Saturday, May 10, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with the Eastside Bike Club, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Old Roots, New Routes Ride!” As part of the Rosemead Boulevard Grand Opening (GO) celebration, participants will explore Temple City’s past, present and future by riding through Los Angeles County’s newest cycle tracks. This ride will make one stop at Temple City Park for an open-air museum exhibit curated by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride, we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing.

This ride is under 4 miles and will return to the festival in time for participants to enjoy the remaining festivities.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m. and will return by 12 p.m.

Where: Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780

Accessible by: Metro buses 78, 79, 266, 378, 487 and 489

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but 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.

The Month of May brings Bike Week Pasadena!

bwplogo14May is here which means Bike Week Pasadena is back! We have back-to-back festivities and rides planned just for you. We invite you to explore Pasadena on two wheels May 11-17th! Bring a friend to any one (or all!) of our exciting (and FREE!) events! Consider reaching out to someone who is curious about excursions on two-wheels but may be looking for some extra encouragement!

We’ll be posting updates, freebies, giveaways, and discounts all month on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to keep an eye out! Here is what we have lined up:

We can’t wait to ride with you this month! Thanks for supporting C.I.C.L.E. and active transportation in Pasadena (and beyond!).  If you’d like to volunteer and help make Bike Week Pasadena happen, please consider joining our team as a volunteer Ride Leader! We’d love to have you! Sign up here.

Sunday, May 11th, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Bike Ed Day

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Drop by for a basic bicycle maintenance workshop to learn bicycle fixes and get informed about Traffic Safety with a dynamic presentation!

Location: Incycle Bicycles 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Monday, May 12th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: A Taste of Pasadena Ride (Restaurant Tour by Bike!)

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Join C.I.C.L.E. and build up an appetite to sample Pasadena’s finest dishes! This event is sure to please your taste buds and fill your tummy! We’ll cruise along to the Pasadena Playhouse restaurants, Whole Foods, and the Luggage Room Pizzeria for the most delicious tour you’ve ever pedaled through!

Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)

What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order, a lock and plenty of night lights. 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.

window_cling_BWPTuesday, May 13th: Shop by Bike Day

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Roll into Pasadena shops and businesses for Pasadena’s first Buy By Bike Day! Participating business will be offering discounts and incentives for local customers eager to start shopping by bike!  Discount page.

 

Wednesday, May 14th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Women on Bikes Night (Ride & Bicycle Clinic)

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Join C.I.C.L.E. for a women-focused social ride and workshop! Riders will take to the streets of Pasadena and roll over to Pasadena Cyclery for a safety clinic with Team Luna Chix. Learn important bicycling tips and polish up your night riding skills! The evening will end with a post-event social gathering at a restaurant.

Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)

What to Bring: Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride

Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 am – 8:30 am: Bike to Work Day

Stop at City Hall to learn about bike routes, meet other bicycle commuters, and relax with some yummy treats.

Location:  Pasadena City Hall (Euclid Ave Entrance, backside of City Hall)

Friday, May 16th, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Bike-In Movie Night

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

Hey you guys & gals! Ride over to the big screen to catch The Goonies for Bike Week’s ever-popular Bike-In Movie! Ride with us to Paseo Colorado for an outdoor screening, snacks and a bicycle raffle (including an REI Flyby Folding Bike and a New Belgium Bicycle Cruiser!). Bring along your friends, family or a special date for an evening of pedal-powered action and adventure!

Location: Meet at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn, 440 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA (between Del Mar Blvd & San Pasqual St.)

What to Bring: Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride

Saturday, May 17th, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm: Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll and Bike Ride with the Mayor

Invite your friends with the Facebook event!

RRSThe Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll is an open-streets bike ride that will attract several thousand families on bikes and foot and will feature an organized bike ride with Mayor Bill Bogaard in celebration of the final day of Bike Week Pasadena. After the ride, plan to stay and watch the Amgen Tour of California, cycling’s most prestigious professional road race in the US!

Location: City Hall, 100 N Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

 

Recap: L.A. County Metro Sponsors The Street Mural Ride, led by C.I.C.L.E.!

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On Saturday, May 3, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, led approximately 100 bicyclists on “The Street Mural Ride” as part of Union Station’s 75th Anniversary celebration. The 6-mile route looped through the Arts District, Self Help Graphics and El Pueblo. At each stop, an expert or an artist provided a unique and in-depth description of each mural.

A huge thanks to staff and volunteers from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles who provided detailed and dynamic background throughout the ride and to all of our incredible ride leaders for ensuring smooth sailing throughout the day! So many people put in time and energy in many different ways to create such a dynamic event. If you’d like to be a part of our volunteer team, please sign up here!

streetmuralrideRoute Map for the The Street Mural Ride

Did you miss joining us on the day of the ride? Here is a great map to explore the route and the great stops on your own! Or, retrace your steps/pedals to relive it all over again!

 

 

trafficbasicsUpcoming Classes:

Bike Week Pasadena  Bike Ed Day!

Raise your bike IQ with a bicycle maintenance class with Incycle and a Traffic Safety presentation by C.I.C.L.E.  Learn best practices for riding in the streets, how to change a flat tire, accident avoidance tips, and more!

Sunday, May 11th, 2014: 10am-12:30pm Incycle Pasadena

C.I.C.L.E.’s Traffic Basics Class

Did you know that you can avoid many of the car-bicycle collisions by knowing how to ride properly in the street? In the classroom, you’ll learn basic principles of bicycle and traffic safety. For the second part of the workshop, you’ll need your bike, because we’ll be hitting the road for an easy ride that will put what you learned into practice.

Saturday, June 7th, 2014: 11am- 1pm @ Caltech Y.

Know Your Bicycle Infrastructure: Bicycle Repair Stations

repairstationFour new Bicycle Repair Stations have hit the streets of Los Angeles! Keep an eye out for these super helpful installations.

What are Bicycle Repair Stations?

Bicycle repair stations, (in Los Angeles, part of the Bicycle Friendly Business Program), provide extra amenities to support and encourage bicycling! When you’re in a pinch and need some air or tools, these handy installations, scattered throughout Los Angeles, are available to you to keep you moving along throughout the city!
 

What do they offer?

  • No charge! Bicycle Repair Stations are free for the public to use.
  • Tools! For basic repairs, the stations include: a tire lever, Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, Allen keys, wrenches (sizes 8, 10, 15, 32 mm)
  • Air! A heavy-duty pump is available, for extra or to fill up a flat.
  • Directions! Because, what good are tools without knowing how to use them?

 

Where are they located in Los Angeles?

  • 1731 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles 90041, sponsored by Organix
  • 5125 York Blvd., Los Angeles, 90042, sponsored by The Hermosillo
  • Sunset Triangle Plaza next to 1521 Griffith Park Blvd., sponsored by Pine and Crane
  • 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, sponsored by Kaos Network

 

Learn more about at the LADOT Bike Blog!

UPCOMING EVENTS on Two Wheels:

Community Meeting on Proposed North Fig Bike Lanes
Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 6pm
3311 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065)

BikeSGV Open House Social
Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 7:00pm
3120 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 9173

Old Roots, New Routes: The Temple City Ride with C.I.C.L.E. & the Eastside Bike Club
(Sponsored by Metro)
Saturday, May 10th at 10:30 am
Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780

CycloFemme Los Anegeles
Sunday, May 11th at 9am
200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The 8th Annual Bike Week Pasadena
May 11th – 17th, 2014
Pasadena, CA

Bike Week Los Angeles
May 12-18th, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Empowering Local Advocates: An LACBC Workshop Series
May 31st, 2014: at 10am
634 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

14th Annual Los Angeles River Ride Benefiting LACBC
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Los Angeles & Long Beach, CA

LET YOUR VOICE ROLL! Act, Move, Participate:

Take a look at this Petition and consider supporting the Historic Figueroa-Riverside Bridge and Preserve it for future park use!

Looking for a rad volunteer opportunity that supports bicycle advocacy? Ride bikes, meet great folks, learn new skills and support happiness on two wheels! Share your talents with and volunteer to help keep us rollin’!

Support CICLE and Go Solar! With our partnership with Real Goods Soar, everyone wins!
Sign up and start saving each month when you go solar with Real Goods! Real Goods Solar is one of the leading solar energy installers. Paired with your bicycle, you’ll be on the road to fossil fuel independence! Real Goods will donate $500 to CICLE for everyone who chooses solar through this program.