Bike Week Pasadena ROCKED!
[[image:bike-to-work-week-042.jpg::inline:1]]Bike Week Pasadena for CICLE was a golden opportunity to do what CICLE loves to do most, connect with people directly, to engage and encourage new ridership, and to bring existing riders together to celebrate our love and admiration for sensible and peaceful transportation.
Published May 26, 2007 by C.I.C.L.E.
Bike Week Pasadena for CICLE was a golden opportunity to do what CICLE loves to do most, connect with people directly, to engage and encourage new ridership, and to bring existing riders together to celebrate our love and admiration for sensible and peaceful transportation.
We did not do this alone. Sure as the bicycle advocacy group involved, we had our hands deep in the cookie jar, but without the amazing team that we had the privilege to work with, there would not be much to look back upon. Thanks to Judy Masuda of the Department of Transportation, Aimee Gilchrist of Patagonia, and Robin Faulk of the One Colorado for all your hard work and friendship.
Our team produced Bike Week Pasadena in an incredibly short amount of time, our sights were set high, and we never once thought better of such lofty goals. We each shared a vision and a great desire to see it manifest. Sometimes when groups, form and ideas are high in the sky, [[image:sunset-sonata_copy1.jpg::right:1]]some items on the list get scratched. Instead as our meetings progressed, our group added to its wish list — we piled more work upon ourselves, and all the while we enjoyed working together, looked forward to our meetings, worked through worrisome issues, and somehow stayed sane the whole way through.
Our reward was well worth the late nights, the triple espressos, and the rapid aging process that takes place when you put yourself under the gun.
We didn’t do it for the pats on the back however; we did it because we sincerely care about people. At CICLE, it’s not just about bikes, it’s about the people who ride bikes, and the people who want to ride bikes. That said, the words of support and gratitude that we constantly received from those attending BWP events meant the world to us. Thanks to everyone who took part in BWP, and made it a smashing success. We are all excited about next years BWP…bigger and better…and we have a nice head start, so we can reduce our caffeine intake to just double espressos. [[image:bwpbikebriga.jpg::inline:1]] One thing is for sure, Bike Week Pasadena could not have been successful without every one of us taking part in it, the planners, the volunteers, the exhibitors, the sponsors and those of you who just came out to have a good time. Thank you all!
We would love to hear what your thoughts are regarding the first annual Bike Week Pasadena, so that we able to share them with some people that we think need to hear it straight from the horses mouth. Feel free to add your comments below.