Monday, May 5, 2014

Bike Week Pasadena Schedule of Events May 11-17, 2014

Bike Week Pasadena is organized by our friends at C.I.C.L.E

A main highlight of this week is Ride, Roll, Stroll on Saturday, May 17th 11 am - 1:30 pm when parts of Colorado Blvd will be closed to car traffic. Come on out and ride!

Also, Bike In Movie Night Ride on Fri May 16 starts at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn & heads to the Paseo Colorado for an outdoor screening of 1985 classic adventure-comedy 'The Goonies'.

Live well by bike and see the city in a whole new way! The 8th Annual Bike Week Pasadena rolls through May 11th-17th, 2014 providing even more opportunities for community members to zip along on two wheels in fun, supported, and engaging ways! C.I.C.L.E., an L.A. based bike advocacy non-profit, and the City of Pasadena present a week-long showcase for most skill levels and age groups to promote bicycling as a safe and sustainable way to access your daily errands and favorite activities!

All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public. This year’s highlights include:
  • Bike Ed Day
  • A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Bicycle Tour
  • Shop by Bike Day
  • Women on Bikes Night
  • Bike-In Movie Night
  • Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll and Bike Ride with the Mayor
Build up an appetite and sample Pasadena’s gourmet treats on the Taste of Pasadena Bike Tour; learn tips and tricks to safely and confidently roll along city streets; roll into Pasadena shops and businesses for Pasadena’s first Buy By Bike Day; join a supportive group of women for a bicycle safety clinic and evening ride under the stars; catch The Goonies on the big screen for the bike-in movie night; and experience an open streets event with Mayor Bogaard to celebrate the final day of Bike Week! Join us and access your favorite activities, all on two wheels!

Sunday, May 11, 10am-12:30pm

Bike Ed Day
Drop by for a basic bicycle maintenance workshop to learn bicycle fixes and get informed about Traffic Safety with a dynamic presentation!
  • 10:00 am – Basic Bicycle Traffic Safety Presentation
  • 11:00 am – Basic Bicycle Maintenance Presentation
 Location: Incycle 175 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

Monday, May 12, 6:30pm-9:30pm

A Taste of Pasadena Ride
Join C.I.C.L.E. and build up an appetite to sample Pasadena’s finest dishes! This event is sure to please your taste buds and fill your tummy! We’ll cruise along to Pasadena Playhouse restaurants (Rounds Premium Burgers, Tender Greens, and Urth Caffe), Whole Foods, and the Luggage Room Pizzeria for the most delicious tour you’ve ever pedaled through!
Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)
What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order, a lock and plenty of night lights. All participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

Tuesday, May 13 (Business Hours)

Shop by Bike Day
Roll into Pasadena shops and businesses for Pasadena’s first Shop by Bike Day! Participating business will be offering discounts and incentives for local customers eager to start shopping by bike!  Shop by Bike Day Discounts.

Wednesday, May 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Women on Bikes Night (Ride & Bicycle Clinic)
Join C.I.C.L.E. for a women-focused social ride and workshop! Riders will take on the streets of Pasadena and roll over to Pasadena Cyclery for a workshop with Team LUNA Chix Los Angeles Cycling: Night Riding: How to Cycle Safely Clinic; including tips on how to be seen: lighting, clothing, reflectors and more! The evening will end with a post-event “All Night Happy Hour” for the Women on Bikes Night participants at Sushi Roku.
Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)
What to Bring: “Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride”

Thursday, May 15th 6:30am-8:30am

Bike to Work Day
Stop by the Pasadena City Hall for a pit-stop during your morning commute to work for coffee and snacks! Energize for the day with nourishment and by connecting with other two-wheeled commuters! Learn safe riding tips and bike routes from seasoned commuters and renew your commitment to bike commuting or take the plunge and pledge to join this growing community! We appreciate you, and so does you community and we’d like to honor you during this nationwide event of recognition and celebration!
Location: Pasadena City Hall (Euclid Ave Entrance, backside of City Hall)

Friday, May 16th 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Bike-In Movie Night

Hey you guys & gals! Ride over to the big screen to catch The Goonies for Bike Week’s ever-popular Bike-In Movie! Ride with us to Paseo Colorado for an outdoor screening, snacks and a bicycle raffle (including an REI Flyby Folding Bike and a New Belgium Bicycle Cruiser!). Bring along your friends, family or a special date for an evening of pedal-powered action and adventure!
Meeting Location: Meet at Caltech’s Beckman Lawn, 440 South Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA (between Del Mar Blvd & San Pasqual St.)
What to Bring: “Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride”

Saturday, May 17th 11:00am-1:30pm

Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll and Bike Ride with the Mayor
The Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll & Stroll is an open-streets bike ride that will attract several thousand families on bikes and foot and will feature an organized bike ride with Mayor Bill Bogaard in celebration of the final day of Bike Week Pasadena. After the ride, plan to stay and watch the Amgen Tour of California, cycling’s most prestigious professional road race in the US!
Location: City Hall, 100 N Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Full schedule of events is here: