May 1 2013
Bike Week Pasadena May 13-18, 2013 @CICLEorg
 

Bike Week Pasadena

Change gears! The 7th Annual Bike Week Pasadena rolls through May 13th-18th, 2013 providing you with a glimpse into what every week of the year could look like, feel like, and involve on two wheels! 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 mode of transportation.

Need a coffee break? Stop by Jones Coffee in Pasadena to get your $5 raffle tickets to enter to win a New Belgium Beach Cruiser! We’ll also be stopping by during Ladies Night to scoop up free door prizes & other treats! Ladies Night info here: https://ow.ly/kBFfE

All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public. This year’s highlights include:

  • A Taste of Pasadena Restaurant Ride
  • Ladies Night
  • Bike To Work Pit Stop
  • Bike Home From Work Shift Party
  • Bike-In Movie Night
  • Kids Costume Bike Parade with the Mayor

Let your taste buds explore Pasadena’s gourmet treats on the Taste of Pasadena Bike Tour, zip along with the whole family during the Mayor’s kids’ costume bicycle parade, learn how to fix and maintain your bike during a maintenance clinic for ladies, and experience the crisp evening under the stars at a bike-in movie for a memorable date with your love, your family or your friends. Join us to experience what every week could feel like on two wheels!

List of Bike Week Pasadena Activities:

Monday, May 13, 6:30pm-9:30pm

A Taste of Pasadena Ride

Join C.I.C.L.E. and treat your taste buds to a sampling of Pasadena’s finest dishes!  Pedal along, build up your appetite and explore Pasadena’s tastiest bites! We’ll cruise through the Pasadena Playhouse restaurants, Whole Foods and other foodie favorites.

Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)

What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order, 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.

Join C.I.C.L.E. during Bike Week Pasadena and treat your taste buds to a sampling of Pasadena’s finest dishes! Pedal along, build up your appetite and explore Pasadena’s tastiest bites! We’ll cruise through the Pasadena Playhouse restaurants, including foodie favorites. Enjoy samplings by our sponsors: Rounds Burgers, Read Food Daily, the Luggage Room at Le Grande Orange, and Whole Foods, and the Pasadena Playhouse District.

A raffle will be held for an REI bicycle and a New Belgium Brewery Beach Cruiser at the end of Bike Week! Bring cash for your chance to win a new ride!

Location: Meet at Memorial Park Pasadena (Raymond Ave & Holly St.)

What to Bring: Your bicycle, in good running order, 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.

Bike Week Pasadena 2013 is a joint effort by the City of Pasadena and C.I.C.L.E. to promote bicycling as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation.

 

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Wednesday, May 15, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Ladies Night

Join C.I.C.L.E. for a women-focused maintenance clinic and social ride! The event starts with a fix-it and bicycle upkeep clinic for all levels, so you can whiz through fixing a flat or tweak your breaks in a jiffy and show the others how it’s done.  After, ride together through the streets of Pasadena and into the evening. The ride will be leisurely-paced and under 7 miles with a stop at Jones Coffee for awesome door prizes for all participants!  Paseo Colorado shops and Bike Week Pasadena sponsors will provide giveaways and discounts during the event.

Location: Paseo Colorado Courtyard (Green Street Side), 278 East Colorado Boulevard

What to Bring: “Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride”

Thursday, May 16th 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

Thursday, May 16th 5:30pm-7:30pm

Bike Home From Work Shift Party

Stop by Incycle, Pasadena’s independent bicycle shop for C.I.C.L.E.’s Bike Home from Work Shift event. Incycle is offering free bike safety checks and 15% discounts on selected accessories. New Belgium Brewing will be generously treating customers (over 21) who stop by to a delicious brew. Burn off some workday stress, spruce up your ride, and recharge with us!

Location: Incycle – 175 S Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105

Friday, May 17th 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Bike-In Movie Night

See the reel on two wheels! Ride with us to One Colorado Courtyard to watch Napolean Dynamite on the big screen, on your bike! Enjoy refreshments, food, and discounts with your friends, family or a special date during this rare and unforgettable event! “You got shocks, pegs… Lucky!”

Dine at the movie with great food offerings from Whole Foods Market Arroyo, a/k/a – An American Bistro, Sushi Roku Pasadena, and Peddler’s Creamery.

Meeting Location: Meet at 7:00pm at Pasadena Cyclery – 1670 E Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91106

What to Bring: “Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride”

Saturday, May 18th 11:00am-1:00pm

Kids Costume Bike Parade with the Mayor

The Mayor’s bicycle parade will be an opportunity for the city to come together for a family-friendly bike ride. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard will welcome the ride at Victory Park to highlight safe routes for kids and families. All ages and skill levels are welcome, as are fun and whacky costumes for riders (and their bikes!). This event will include bicycle support and prizes for children and adults.  The bike ride is 3 miles, intended for both new and experienced riders and families. It will be a slow paced ride (10 mph) with designated and trained ride leaders from C.I.C.L.E. leading the way!

Location: Victory Park, Pasadena, 2575 Paloma Street, Pasadena 91107

What to Bring: “Same as list under A Taste of Pasadena Ride”

 

Saturday, May 18, 2013
12–3pm
Bike + BBQ Day
Celebrate Bike Week Pasadena! Bike to the PMCA, enjoy BBQ treats, and receive FREE museum admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art AND Pacific Asia Museum.

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