Bike Week Pasadena :: Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2007

For Further Information: Liz Elliott or Shay Sanchez
C.I.C.L.E (323) 478-0060
Or
Judi Masuda
City of Pasadena Department of Transportation
626.744.4111

Bike Week Pasadena:
Celebrate With Rides, Movies, Workshops
And an Urban Bike Expo
–Begins May 14–

Pasadena, Calif. (April 2007) – Bike Week Pasadena is a grass roots initiative organized in cooperation with the city of Pasadena that brings together “everything bike” for a weeklong salute to the bicycle and its many uses, from commuting, to exercising, to just plain having fun. More than 15 free events are planned starting Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20 including:

Mayor’s Bike to Work Brigade led by Bill Bogaard, bicycling aficionado and Mayor of Pasadena, from One Colorado to City Hall – Monday, May 14 at 11:00 A.M.

Themed bike tours like the Sunset Sonata Ride, where you can cycle to an enchanting overlook on the Arroyo Seco, complete with a live violin and cello duet and hors d’oeuvres — Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20. Various times.

Free bicycle-related feature films, shorts and documentaries screened outdoors nightly in the One Colorado Courtyard – Nightly at 8:00 P.M., Monday, May 14 through Saturday, May 20.
Workshops on navigating city traffic, bicycle repairs and hands-on flat-fix demonstrations. Tuesday, May 15 and 22, and Saturday, May 20. Sponsored by Patagonia.

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An Urban Bicycle Commuter Expo in the One Colorado Courtyard featuring folding and electric bicycles, accessories, cargo bikes and trailers that handle everything from shopping trips to hauling lumber – Saturday, May 19, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Bike Week Pasadena is a citywide effort to highlight the benefits of bicycling. Riding a bicycle is an easy way to exercise, reduce traffic congestion, minimize air pollution, cut fuel costs — and a wonderful way to meet your neighbors. This weeklong salute is presented by city of Pasadena Department of Transportation, One Colorado, Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.), Patagonia and Metro.

CITY OF PASADENA
City of Pasadena in its General Plan has a guiding principle that views Pasadena as a place where people can circulate without cars. This vision relies upon an integrated and multimodal transportation system, including public transit services, parking strategies, car sharing programs, pedestrian enhancements and a strong bikeway network. For more information go to HYPERLINK "http://www.cityofpasadena.net/" \o "blocked::http://www.cityofpasadena.net/" www.cityofpasadena.net and click on Getting Around Without a Car

C.I.C.L.E.
C.I.C.L.E. is a non profit group that seeks to promote the bicycle as a viable and sustainable choice for everyday transportation. Educating people about how the bicycle can function as an easy, effective, non-polluting, accessible, and community-friendly way to get around.

For more information, please go to www.BikeNow.org or call 323-478-0060

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