Bike Week Pasadena: See The City in A Whole New Way
With Guided Tours - Workshops – Film – Live Music - Expo
Bike Week Pasadena 2008 encompasses a week of festivities that celebrate and encourage bicycling as a healthy alternative to the automobile, May 12 through 17, 2008. All Bike Week Pasadena activities are free and open to the public.
Highlights of the six-day event include:
Metro Gold Line Pit Stop Teams
, ready to revitalize your spirits with tasty treats provided by Whole Foods, will be stationed at every Metro Gold Line stop in Pasadena on Monday, May 12, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.
Guided bike tours
themed to appeal to cyclists of every category. Ladies Night, sponsored by InCycle Pasadena, (Tuesday, May 13, 6:00 P.M.) is a women's-only road ride that winds through the streets of Pasadena to the Rose Bowl, and returns to the One Colorado Courtyard for mini-clinics, food and refreshment. Tour de Pasadena, sponsored by REI, (Wednesday, May 14, 6:00 P.M.) is a co-ed ride that will explore city streets and neighborhoods. Heaven on Wheels, sponsored by Pasadena Cyclery, (Friday, May 16, 6:30 P.M.) is an easy-paced and social tour of Pasadena's famous Bungalow Heaven that will return to the Trio, in the historic Pasadena Playhouse District, for live music and delectable eats.
The Urban Bicycle Commuter Expo
on Saturday, May 17 (10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.), will boast a wealth of exhibitors focused on encouraging transportation cycling. Kick off an incredible day with the Helen’s Cycles sponsored family bike ride led by Pasadena Vice Mayor Steve Haderlein. Then enjoy all that the Expo has to offer as bike shops, bike manufacturers, accessory manufacturers and local advocacy groups come together to present the latest bicycles, fashion, gear and information emerging from the ultra-hot urban bike commuter scene. Attendees can experience how-to workshops on bike maintenance and bike commuting. Entertainment will include live-music from Very Be Careful and the BIKE chic fashion show-a showcase of apparel suitable for cycling featuring the "most beautiful" bikes. The Expo will be followed by an outdoor Film Screening of the animated bike classic, 'The Triplets of Belleville', under the stars in the picturesque One Colorado Courtyard (at 8:00 PM).
For further information, please visit www.CICLE.org or call 323.478.0060.
Bike Week Pasadena is a citywide effort to highlight the benefits of bicycling. Riding a bicycle is an easy way to exercise, reduce traffic congestion, minimize air pollution, cut fuel costs - and a wonderful way to meet your neighbors. This weeklong salute is presented by city of Pasadena Department of Transportation, One Colorado, Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.)
Official Website: http://www.CICLE.org