Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Bike Lab!

Happy holidays from the Caltech Bike Lab! :) 

Our office hours are closed December 22 - January 2, but we are back starting January 5!


Save the date: Learn to Ride Safely Class with C.I.C.L.E. on Feb 21, 2015 at the Caltech Y!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beginner Bike Repair - Sat Nov 8 at 10 AM

learn to prevent and fix a flat
replace & adjust brakes, gears, etc.
clean and grease your chain
keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently

Beginner Bike Repair Class

Saturday Nov 8, 2014
10 AM-11:30 AM at Bike Lab

Bring your bike to work on! (if you have one)

Hosted by Daven and Jon M

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sat Oct 25 Tour De Pasadena -- meet 10:30 AM!

Come meet other Caltech folks who ride and tour Pasadena by bike! We are leading a casual bike ride around the sights of Pasadena, including:

Old Town Pasadena
The Gamble House
The Rose Bowl
North Lake district
Bungalow Heaven
Carmela's (yummy ice cream)
The Saturday farmer's market at Victory Park
PCC student area
A few of our favorite bars

Bring your bike, helmet out and ride with us! The pace of the ride will be comfortable for all participants (about 6 miles).

We'll meet at the BikeLab on California Blvd on Saturday Oct 25 at 10:30 AM

(Map of meeting spot:  

Questions? Email panzel AT caltech

Update: Thanks to all who came! :D It was a really fun group!

Monday, September 29, 2014

CicLAvia - Heart of LA - Sun Oct 5 - Feeder Ride leaves from Pasadena

CicLAvia is happening this Sunday (Oct 5)!
Map pdf:

Several miles of street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and open to bikes and pedestrians in the heart of Los Angeles, from 9am to 4pm!

"Heart of LA will cross through downtown LA along parts of the first CicLAvia route, but will extend into new areas like Echo Park, the Historic Broadway Theater District, and through Boyle Heights all the way into the County of Los Angeles and into East Los Angeles."

"Many of the hubs will be in areas that are new to the car-free event: Echo Park (food trucks, DJs), Broadway's theater district (climbing wall, photo booth, library trucks, theater), Chinatown (live music), Mariachi Plaza (farmers' market, music, Zumba, photobooth), Cinco Puntos on the east end of Boyle Heights (kick-off with the mayor), and one at the East LA Civic Center (yoga, obstacle course, Kids Zone, a Mobile Mural Lab)." (source)

Caltech Bike Lab is leading a feeder ride to the event and will ride with BikeSGV!

Meet at 8 am on Beckman Lawn along Wilson Ave. Bring your bike and helmet!

The pace will be casual, and the ride to the event will be about 10 miles. To return to Caltech, you can take the Metro light rail back to Fillmore/Del Mar Stations. There are many Metro stops along the CicLAvia route.

Caltech Ride Leaders: Chris M and Jon M 

This feeder ride is open to the public :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Caltech Bike Lab Meeting this Monday -- come volunteer or get involved!

Are you interested in volunteering or getting involved with Caltech Bike Lab?

Bike Lab managers and members are meeting this coming Monday (Sept 29 ) at 6 PM at the Bike Lab.

Newbies and all skill levels are welcome, it doesn't matter if you are new to bikes (new people often start out shadowing others at office hours) or an experienced bicyclist who wants to help office hours, or if you just want to get involved in rides, classes, outreach or organization (always needed).

We'll be talking about our plans for the coming school year, everything from rides (like the upcoming & popular CicLAvia feeder rides in Oct and Dec, brewery rides, Tour de Pasadena in Oct), repair classes, office hours, shop improvements, our quarterly Learn to Ride Safe class with C.I.C.L.E. etc.
We'll have pizza and salad and beer/drinks provided.
hope to see you there!