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Local Bike to Work Week Events

The Altadena Bicycle Club will be holding a ride in honor of Bike to Work Week, and the City of Pasadena has many events for cyclists.

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

Alison Johnson May 17, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Alas, when I tried to click on the link to Steve's Bikes' "open Facebook page," I was directed to a page that said "you must be a member to see this page." For professional reasons, I do not do Facebook. Is there another way to get to their data? Thanks!
Dan Abendschein (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Hey Alison - the Facebook link is for the Altadena Bicycle Club - I thought it was open but apparently you need to be signed in and signed up. However if it is Steve's Bike Shop you are interested in you can click on Steve's Bike Shop or simply go to this link: http://altadena.patch.com/listings/steves-bike-shop-2. If you want to learn more about the Bike Club, I think you have to be on Facebook.

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