Happy Bike Month: May News

Bike Week Pasadena: May 14th – 19th

Jump in with both pedals! It’s the 6th Annual Bike Week Pasadena, May 14th-19th, 2012. C.I.C.L.E. and the City of Pasadena present an action-packed week of events celebrating bicycling as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation for everyone. Take a delicious tour of Pasadena with friends by bike with the Taste of Pasadena ride, pedal with the whole family alongside the Mayor of Pasadena during his Family Night ride, or cuddle up with your special someone under the stars during the bike-in movie. It’s a week of non-stop, two-wheeled fun — so join us!

All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public.  Full Bike Week Schedule.

Day 1: Monday night’s Taste of Pasadena ride launches the week with a “yum!” Bring your bike and your palate for this sure-to-be-memorable tour of Pasadena.

Day 2: Tuesday night is dedicated to the Ladies with a quick-fix repair clinic and a short and sweet, social ride with like-minded, lady bikers around Pasadena.

Day 3: Mayor Bill Bogaard leads the family-friendly pack to the Rose Bowl Wednesday evening for a fun and relaxed ride for all ages. Vendors, entertainment, and prizes for children and adults await!

Day 4: Nationally-recognized “Bike to Work Day” is packed with two events for all the bike commuters. A morning pit-stop at City Hall is the place for coffee and snacks while en route to work. Thursday night Pasadena’s Incycle bicycle shop hosts a commuter party. Free bike safety checks and 15% discounts on selected accessories for all attendees. New Belgium Brewing will be treating all commuters (over 21) to one of their delicious brews.

Day 5: Friday night C.I.C.L.E. hosts its first ever bike-in movie at One Colorado. Enjoy refreshments, food, and discounts while at One Colorado.

Day 6: The big finale of Bike Week on Saturday kicks off with a relaxed ride around Pasadena before ending at Paseo Colorado for C.I.C.L.E.’s Pedal Party! Once there, attendees will enjoy an evening of food, drinks, music, giveaways, and two bicycle raffles from REI and New Belgium Brewing!

For more information visit the full schedule!

Invite your friends with our Facebook events.


More Bike Month Action!

Metro’s Bike Week LA

Come out and celebrate Metro’s Bike Week LA, May 14-18

Bike week celebrates the role of bikes in our regional transportation network. With activities like a guided ride in mid-city and friendly pit stops on Bike to Work Day, both new and seasoned cyclists can show support of two-wheeled travel.

Bike Week LA 2012 — Schedule

  • Monday, May 14 — Kick-off Event at Expo Park/USC Station, 10 am
  • Tuesday, May 15 — 9th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital, 8 am
  • Wednesday, May 16 — Expo/Mid-City Bike Ride, 8 am
  • Thursday, May 17 — Bike to Work Day — Free rides, pit stops and more!
  • Friday, May 18 — Bike to School Day — Support your local school!


On Bike to Work Day — Thursday, May 17 — cycling commuters who combine their trip with transit ride free when boarding with a helmet or bike. Instructions for taking your bike on Metro are available on the Bike Metro page.

If you’re planning to participate, fill out a Bike Week pledge form and be sure to brush up on tips for riding safely.  For more information on Bike Week events, check metro.net/bikeweek.


Pedal Beyond Bike Week

On Sunday May 20th, pedal the closed streets of the Pasadena Marathon route.  For more information and registration for the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour visit www.pasadenamarathon.org.


April’s Lorax Ride Recap

April’s Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival achieved sustainable and creative nirvana!  C.I.C.L.E. departed the festival on its 3rd annual Lorax Ride. About 40 people took our green bicycle tour.  Highlights included the innovative LEED rated Pasadena Water and Power facility, a snack at Whole Foods, and an intro to water conservation at the Arlington Gardens.  Thank you to Pasadena Water and Power, Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, and Arlington Gardens for the great stops and info!


Recycle Your Change, Support C.I.C.L.E.!

Whole Foods Market Arroyo is still collecting money for C.I.C.L.E.!  All the loose change collected at each register through July 1st will be donated to C.I.C.L.E.!

Support C.I.C.L.E. and leave some change at Whole Foods Market Arroyo on 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105.




Safety Tip of the Month: Railroad Tracks

You may already be riding over tracks with style, but we’d like to review some bike-train safety tips now that Metro’s Expo Line is open!

  • If you don’t cross railroad tracks properly, a rail can grab a wheel and cause a fall. Always cross tracks with both of your wheels perpendicular to the rails.  Do not turn while going over the tracks.
  • Tracks can be slippery when wet. Use extreme caution in the rain.
  • Obey the signs and signals at train crossings.  Do not attempt to cross a crossing gate when it is activated.


Get Involved With C.I.C.L.E.

Looking for a healthy, sustainable, community building, and FUN volunteer opportunity?  Look no further.  C.I.C.L.E. needs volunteers for Bike Week Pasadena.  This is a great time to get involved.  Sign-up to volunteer or email bike@cicle.org to learn more!