Car-free Commuting,

Outdoor gear and apparel retailer Patagonia hosts a month-long series of local events focused on environmentally-friendly commuting

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Published February 28, 2007 by PasadenaNow.com 

Outdoor gear and apparel retailer Patagonia hosts a month-long series of local events focused on environmentally-friendly commuting

A month-long series of events all focused on heightening the public's awareness of the value of car-free or car-light commuting kicked off with a gathering held last night at Patagonia Pasadena.

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Shay Sanchez, Co-Director of Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange, Bicycle News, Culture, Advocacy (C.I.C.L.E.), with Mayor Bill Bogaard and C.I.C.L.E. founder Liz Elliott

A group of about eighty listened to Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, store manager Aimee Gilchrist, and Liz Elliott, founder of C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange, Bicycle News, Culture, Advocacy) speak about the need for green transportation.

"Our goal is to educate and inspire the Pasadena community to travel around our city in more environmentally friendly ways than traditional car commuting," says store manager, Aimee Gilchrist.

This event was the first of many planned throughout March and April. Walking and biking tours, film screenings and a bike maintenance clinic
are included in this line up of thought provoking and practical alternatives events series.

For more information on event times and locations, call Patagonia Pasadena at (626) 795-0319 or log onto www.patagonia.com/recycle.