C.I.C.L.E.’s Urban Expeditions

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Urban Expeditions is C.I.C.L.E.'s year-long series of monthly community-focused bicycle rides, sponsored by REI and aimed at getting more people out of their cars and onto their bikes for a cleaner, greener city.

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: Pics from the Urban Forest Ride :
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The Urban Expeditions ride series was developed by C.I.C.L.E. to get more people out on their bikes, exploring their neighborhoods on two-wheels. Shay Sanchez founded C.I.C.L.E. based on the belief that bicycling is a sustainable way to get around town, and a great way to reconnect with your community. Our community-focused rides give all bicyclists–from first time riders, to racers, to commuters, to recreational riders–an opportunity to come together and rediscover their city in a fun, healthy and sustainable way.

What makes cycling “sustainable” are the many benefits that cycling offers — including exercise, fresh air, cutting down on traffic and pollution, and gaining a more intimate connection to your community.

Urban Expeditions, which are led by 2 League Certified Cycling Instructors and facilitated by an all-volunteer team of ride leaders and sweeps, provide a safe and enjoyable riding environment for beginning and experienced riders alike. Rides are typically under 7 miles, are fully supported, and follow all basic traffic laws and principles.

Urban Expeditions rides happen on the third Saturday of the month, and are free, leisurely-paced, socially oriented, and family-friendly.

What to Bring: A bicycle in good running order (please have your bike inspected and tuned at least once a year at your local bike shop). All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 9 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. If the takes place at night or during dusk, please equip your bike with a white headlight and red tail light. Bring plenty of water and a snack too.

For more information contact Liz or Shay at 323.478.0060, or email info (at) BikeNow.org.

Urban Expeditions is made possible with support from REI.

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Previous Urban Expeditions Rides:

The 3rd Annual Toys and Mittens Ride : December 2008 : Pics from the Ride

The Harvest Ride : November 2008 : Pics from the Ride

ARTRide Pasadena : October 2008

That’s Entertainment : September 2008

A River Used to Run Through It: A Hydrophilic Tour of Eagle Rock : July 2008 : Pics from the Ride

Ride the Rails : June 2008

Jewels of the San Gabriel Valley : May 2008 : Pics from the Ride

The Urban Forest Ride : April 2008

ArtRIDE Pasadena : March 2008

The Green Resolutions Ride : February 2008

Toys and Mittens Ride : December 2007

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