This week is the national Bike to Work week, a week intended to promote cycling as a commuting alternative to driving and to encourage bicycle use in general.
In accordance with that week, there are local events for people interested in trying bicycing.
The Altadena Bicycle Club will be holding an open ride event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday starting from . Ride and after-event details are still being worked out, but anyone interested can follow up on the event on the group's open Facebook page.
There are also a slew of events in Pasadena. These comes from the Bike Week Pasadena website, which is a joint partnership of the city and the C.I.C.L.E. bike advocacy group:
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Mayor’s Ride & Family Night at the Rose Bowl
The Mayor’s bike ride will be an opportunity for the city to come together for a family-friendly bike ride. Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard leads this ride around the historic Rose Bowl. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Join in the community fun of exploring this beautiful Pasadena landmark by bike. This event will include vendors, entertainment, bicycle support from Pasadena Cyclery and prizes for children and adults.
- Opening Remarks – Begins at 5:45 with Mayor Bogaard and an introduction of elected officials.
- Group Rose Bowl Bike Ride – Departing at 6:00pm. The bike ride is 3 miles and will include both new and experienced riders, and families. It will be a slow paced ride (10 mph) with designated ride leaders from C.I.C.L.E.
- Family-Friendly Event – The ride will return for family activities, vendors, and prizes.
Location: The Rose Bowl (Arroyo Blvd and Seco St).
Thursday, May 17th 6:30am-8:30am
Bike to Work Day
The City of Pasadena invites bicycle commuters to stop at the “Bike to Work Day” pit-stop at Pasadena City Hall. This nationwide event celebrates commuting by bike. Participants will be invited to stop for coffee and snacks as they make their way to work.
Location: Pasadena City Hall – 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena CA
Thursday, May 17th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bike Home From Work Shift Party
Stop by Pasadena’s Incycle bicycle shop for C.I.C.L.E.’s Bike Home From Work event. Incycle is offering free bike safety checks and 15% discounts on selected accessories. New Belgium Brewing will providing one free Shift brew to treat commuters (over 21) who stop by. Unwind with us, get your bike inspected and check out some cool gear!
Location: Incycle – 175 S Fair Oaks Pasadena, CA 91105
Friday, May 18th 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Bike-In Movie Night
Remember the drive-in? Pasadena will have its first bike-in on May 18th! Ride with us to One Colorado Courtyard to watch Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Don’t get your bike stolen like Pee Wee! There will be a bicycle locking clinic before we depart. Enjoy refreshments, food, and discounts while at One Colorado. Bring your friends, your family, or a date for this unforgettable bike-in movie!.
Meeting Location: Incycle – 175 S Fair Oaks Pasadena, CA 91105
Saturday, May 19th 6:30pm-11:00pm
All City Ride and Bike Week Pedal Party
Celebrate the end of Bike Week Pasadena and the beginning of your bike life! Pedal through the streets while visiting Pasadena landmarks before ending at Paseo Colorado. Once at Paseo Colorado, attendees will be invited to stay for an evening that will include food from Whole Foods Market Arroyo, New Belgium brews, music, giveaways, awesome prizes from REI and a fundraiser for C.I.C.L.E.
Ride starts and ends at: Paseo Colorado – 280 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA