Monday, October 7, 2019

2 Bikeshare Bikes Available at Sherman Fairchild Library

After many repairs, two bikes are now available for free 24-hour rental from the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL) for Caltech students, postdocs, and faculty. See the librarians at SFL for more details and to borrow a bike.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Caltech Bikeshare and Bike Lab Merger

The Caltech Bikeshare and Bike Lab merged into one student club this year. What does this mean?

- Maintenance for Bikeshare bikes can be coordinated faster as a single club entity
- Experienced Bike Lab volunteers can repair broken bikes instead of contracting other bike shops
- Shared funding sources, as well as used and donated bikes, will make it possible to offer a greater number of bikes through the Bike Lab

The Bikeshare website can be accessed here:

Expect to see the first 2 Bikeshare bikes in front of the Sherman Fairchild Library next week!

AND please visit the Bike Lab booth at the student club fair tomorrow! (Friday, 5-7pm, Olive Walk)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Good Times at CicLAvia Hollywood

A happy cohort of 4 undergrad Techers and 4 JPL-ers made the ride from Memorial Park to CicLAvia: Meet the Hollywoods on 8/18/2019. In addition to taking a bike-friendly route planned by Glenn Shirtliffe (not pictured, he was taking the picture. Many thanks!) the riders got to see lots of community events, street performers, the excellent Hollywood Farmer's Market, and the Walk of Fame. It was such a nice time that more than half the group rode back to Pasadena instead of taking Metro!

Stay tuned for information about a group ride to the next CicLAvia event on October 6 in Downtown!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

*Save the Date! -- Sunday, 18 August 2019 -- CicLAvia -- Meet the Hollywoods*

*Save the Date! -- Sunday, 18 August 2019 *

The JPL Bike Club will be hosting a fun, not-very-fast, feeder ride from Pasadena to meet up with CicLAvia -- Meet the Hollywoods. (~13 miles)
Time: Leaving Pasadena (Memorial Park – N Raymond & Holly) at 8am-ish if it’s super-hot, (or maybe later if it’s not)  …stay tuned for final details!

6.5 miles of Hollywood streets will be closed to automobile traffic from 9am-4pm:
  • Hollywood Blvd:  from Vermont (Barnsdall Art Park) to Hollywood&Highland.
  • Highland Blvd:  from Hollywood to Santa Monica Blvd.
  • Santa Monica Blvd:  from Highland to San Vincente (Rainbow crosswalk).

Iconic Points of Interest and Fun Things to do:
  • Touristy stuff:  Thai Town / Walk of Fame / Chinese & Egyptian & Pantages Theatres
  • Weird stuff:  Hollywood Wax Museum / Ripley’s Believe It or Not! / Museum of Death
  • Eat:  Shake Shack (several) / Fat Sal’s / Mel’s Drive-In / Barney’s Beanery
  • Drink:  33 Taps / Blue Palms Brewhouse / Patio at Fiesta Cantina
  • Be Mary:  Hamburger Mary’s Drag Brunch & Bingo
  • Music: Several entertainment hubs will have live music!

The return ride will be at your own discretion and schedule. Bring a ride buddy!
Or, if too much fun is consumed à Metro Red Line stops on Hollywood (@ Highland, Vine, Western, or Sunset) to Union Station, and transfer to the Gold Line.

Other enticements:  A pre-CicLAvia-party/meetup in East Hollywood might also take place!  More details to come… 

Nerdy JPL/NASA/Caltech attire strongly encouraged!!!

Ride Herder:
+1-818-642-1470 (mobile) 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Weekend rides with Foothill Cycle Club

For the weekend warriors itching to ride with fellow riders, check out the Foothill Cycle Club. From their website:
Foothill Cycle Club is a non-profit recreational and social organization for road cycling enthusiasts in and around the San Gabriel Valley Area. The goal of the Foothill Cycle Club is to promote and encourage safe bicycling in our community. We offer several weekly rides tailored for all level of riders. Please see the Weekly Ride Schedule for more information. We invite you to come out and ride with us.
A detailed list of upcoming rides are available on their website here:

Happy riding!